WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Memorial High senior Shannon Quirk was named an All-Scholastic in girls’ swimming by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald.
Quirk captured the 500 freestyle title in the Div. 2 All-State Meet at Harvard University on Sunday, Nov. 16 as she swam a time of 5:06.97 and easily outdistanced the competition for the crown.
Not only did the Warrior standout win one event but she also placed in another individual event. Quirk secured a third place finish in the 200 freestyle as she clocked in at 1:56.09.
The Warrior standout also captured two first place finishes in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle as she had a phenomenal performance at the North Sectional Swimming and Diving Championships which were held on Nov. 8 at Wellesley College’s Chandler Pool.
Quirk captured the title in a close 200 freestyle race. Quirk clocked in at 1:56.38 as she beat out Middlesex League rival, Lexington’s Jayne Vogalzang. Vogalzang posted a time of 1:56.46 as she pushed Quirk the entire way.
Quirk then went out and claimed first place in the 500 freestyle as she timed in at 5:05.51. Quirk beat out Andover’s Alison Murtagh who finished second in a time of 5:09.44 as the Warrior senior won her second North sectional championship with a bit of ease.
Quirk was also named a Middlesex League All-Star and captured first in both the 200 and 500 freestyles at the M.L. meet.