The top Bengal finish on the men's side was submitted Rich Gaczewski (N. Tonawanda/N. Tonawanda) in the 400 individual medley where he touched sixth with a time of 4:26.20. Gaczewski also joined Dave Papke (Woodlawn/St. Francis), Derek Stoklosa (W. Seneca/W. Seneca West) and Eric Hastings (Wilmington, DE/Mt. Pleasant) on the 800 free relay team that placed 6th in 7:30.26.
The women's 800 free relay team of Marie Ryer (Buffalo/Hutch Tech), Mindy Wood (Middlesex/Marcus Whitman), Susan Stiner (Niagara Falls/Niagara Falls) and Sara Weinert (Byron/Byron-Bergen) also had a strong race, finishing sixth, clocking 8:31.36.
The championships will conclude tomorrow. Prelims begin at 10 a.m., and finals start at 6 p.m.