Warriors have a host of top performances in victory
MEDFORD — The Warrior girls’ swim team needed top five finishes and as many of them as it could get against Stoneham on Wednesday afternoon at the revamped Medford High School Pool. Wakefield had many terrific performances and pulled out a 92-77 victory.
The Warriors are now 2-4 on the season.
Wakefield had four first place finishes in the meet. The biggest was by the 400 freestyle relay team which recorded its best time of the season at 4:03.94. The four swimmers included Caroline Sweeney, Nicole Pecjo, Madison Guay and Shannon Quirk.
Quirk, a senior, also captured firsts in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Quirk touched in at 2:00.07 in the 200 freestyle and she clocked in at 5:16.50 in the 500 freestyle.
The Warriors also took first place in the 200 freestyle relay at 1:56.03. The four swimmers were Shannon Grady, Pecjo, Sweeney and Quirk.
Wakefield’s top finish in the 200 medley relay was a second place in a time of 2:14.20. The four swimmers included Grady, Hannah Melanson, Guay and Kim Green.
Quirk won the 200 freestyle and Sweeney, a freshman, finished third at 2:13.75.
In the 200 individual medley, Pecjo, a junior, and Avery York, a senior, secured second and third place finishes with times of 2:37.62 and 2:42.90.
Junior Taylor Guarino and Green, a senior, claimed second and third place in the 50 freestyle as they clocked in at 29.65 points and 29.88 seconds, respectively.
In the 100 butterfly, York and Grady, the two captains, grabbed second and third place as they timed in at 1:14.64 and 1:17.59.
Guay had a North sectional qualifying time in the 100 freestyle as she posted a time of 1:00.81. She came in third place.
In the 500 freestyle, Abby Carney, a senior, finished third at 7:10.50.
Grady and Guarino finished second and third in the 100 backstroke with times of 1:14.95 and 1:19.19.
In the 100 breaststroke, Guay and Melanson, a senior, took second and third in times of 1:19.37 and 1:28.33.
Wakefield’s next dual meet is Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. against Belmont at Higgenbottom Pool in Belmont.