Warriors also have three relays finish in top 10 at girls’ swim showcase
Published in the November 4, 2016 edition.
WALTHAM — The Middlesex League meet was a competition for members of the Wakefield Memorial High girls’ swim team to gain some valuable experience racing a against athletes from multiple schools.
While the experience gained was helpful for a young squad, Wakefield did have one individual swimmer place among the top 16 and it has several of its relays teams finish among the top 10 at the M.L. Championships which were held yesterday at Bentley University. The 500 freestyle and diving events were held on Wednesday at Belmont High School.
Cecilia Colliton, a junior, finished 13th in the 100 butterfly as she clocked in at 1:15.08.
The 200 medley relay team of senior Mikaya Foley, senior Caitlyn Collins, Colliton and junior Anya Nardone secured a 10th place finish at 2:23.01.
Wakefield had another 200 medley relay team that competed in the meet and posted a time of 2:31.78. The four swimmers of the B team were sophomore Jess Conley, junior Kelley O’Connell, senior Ashleigh Farrow and senior captain Brigid Scanlon.
In the 200 freestyle, freshman Kyra Hoffman and Scanlon placed 25th and 26 with times of 2:32.82 and 2:34.84.
Colliton and O’Connell placed 22nd and 28th in the 200 individual medley as they swam times of 2:48.51 and 3:04.86.
In the 50 freestyle, the Warriors that competed in the event included junior Caroline Sweeney (26th, 28.91 seconds), freshman Abigail Federici (41st, 29.66 seconds), Nardone (102nd, 32.34 seconds), sophomore Alexandra DeCecca (121st, 33.86 seconds), senior captain Julia Hanley (126th, 34.27 seconds), freshman Kelly Hourihan (128th, 34.62 seconds), freshman Lily DeFeo (130th, 34.76 seconds), junior Liz Purdy (135th, 34.89 seconds), sophomore Jennifer Summers (136th, 34.91 seconds), freshman Nora Scanlon (137th, 34.92 seconds), Foley (141st, 35.09 seconds), sophomore Bridget Glendye (152nd, 36.01 seconds), Farrow (154th, 36.23 seconds), senior Meghan Pescatore (155th, 36.58 seconds), junior Abigail Cunningham (160th, 37.17 seconds), junior Sarah Filleul (162nd, 37.27 seconds), junior Lauren Fennelly (170th, 38.95 seconds), freshman Julia Nolan (175th, 40.58 seconds), junior Samantha Nimblett (178th, 41.43 seconds), freshman Isabella Barrett (179th, 42.08 seconds) and junior Montana Tryder (185th, 50.26 seconds).
Farrow also swam the 100 butterfly and finished in 26th place at 1:31.93.
In the 100 freestyle, Sweeney finished 17th overall in a time of 1:03.24. Federici, Hoffman and Conley placed 25th, 29th and 31st in the event with times of 1:07.84, 1:10.05 and 1:10.66.
The Warriors who competed in the 500 freestyle on Wednesday included sophomore Katherine Maloney (20th, 6:19.83), Brigid Scanlon (23rd, 6:59.82), DeFeo (28th, 7:17.38) and Glendye (33rd, 7:51.51).
Wakefield had a seventh place showing in the 200 freestyle relay as the team of Maloney, Hoffman, Federici and Sweeney clocked in at 1:59.53.
The Warriors had more entries in the 200 freestyle relay. The B team of Scanlon, DeCecca, Conley and Nardone timed in at 2:11.53. The C team of Foley, Hanley, Summers and DeFeo posted a time of 2:17.27.
In the 100 backstroke, the Warriors had four swimmers entered. Conley came in 27th at 1:22.56 to lead the way. Foley (32nd, 1:26.21), Nora Scanlon (36th, 1:32.22) and Pescatore (39th, 1:51.12) also competed in the event.
Maloney finished in 23rd place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:29.38 and was Wakefield’s top finisher in the event. Also competing in the event were Collins (27th, 1:32.04), O’Connell (28th, 1:34.47) and Hourihan (29th, 1:37.82).
Wakefield’s 400 freestyle relay team claimed eighth place in a time of 4:28.52. The four swimmers included Maloney, Hoffman, Federici and Sweeney.
The Warriors have all three of their relays going to the North Sectional meet which is Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1:15 p.m. at Boston University.