Girls swim team takes second at league

Chasley Garcia, Reporter

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The girls swim team placed second at league and are looking forward to state.

The girls swim team took second in the league meet, falling to Derby by 19 points.

“Personally, I felt pretty confident,” senior Jordan Claeys said. “As a team we felt pretty scared. In the past, we don’t typically perform at our best in Newton’s pool and a gloominess set over the team.” 

Junior Kelsey Taylor took first place in both of her individual events: the 500 free and the 100 fly. Sophomore Brooklyn Blasdel took first in the 100 free and second in the 50 free.

 “I am so proud of these swimmers,” senior Izzy Edwards said. “I cannot express my gratitude to these girls over the past four years. I’ve seen them all grow and better themselves through swimming, and it’s amazing how far they’ve come since our first meet in the season.” 

All three of the relays placed top three; medley and 400 free relay won, and the 200 free relay took second. Many of the swimmers had personal records and many had placed top six in their swims.T he medley swimmers were a second and a half from breaking the school record.

“The moment that we touched the wall first was already extremely surreal, but when we looked at the clock and saw how much time we dropped, our jaws did too,” Claeys said. “This moment really gave us the confident boost we need this weekend for state.”

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