Swimmers Extinguish Arrows

Ruthie Crane (PC: Gabriella Sun)

Yesterday afternoon, the girls’ swim team topped Sachem North, 101-82, to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Despite starting with a 13-point deficit due to the Flaming Arrow divers, the Bears clawed their way back thanks to victories in the remaining 11 events and numerous second and third place finishes.

Ruthie Crane (100 & 200 freestyle), Genevieve Rochlin (200 individual medley & 100 breaststroke), Amelia Griffin (50 & 500 free), Naomi Crane (100 butterfly), and Kaitlyn Tse (100 backstroke) were the Bears’ individual event winners.

The Blue & White also swept the relays as the Cranes, Tse, and Griffin won the 200 medley then swapped Tse for Scarlett Wigington and won the 200 freestyle. In the final event of the day, Tse, Wigington, Amy Wu, and Rochlin took the 400 free relay to cap an outstanding team effort.

Though they did not take first in an event, Tiwa Ojutiku and Brooke Shteierman gave the team gritty performances to help them stage the comeback. Ojutiku swam the 100 butterfly, had one event to recover before the 500 free, then went right into anchoring the 200 free relay. Shteierman swam lifetime bests in the 200 free and 100 backstroke to earn third place finishes in both and score key points for The Brook.

The Bears hit the water again on Thursday in their home opener vs. East Hampton.

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