Yesterday afternoon, the girls’ swim team topped William Floyd in enemy waters for a non-league victory.
Middle schoolers Naomi Crane, Genevieve Rochlin, Brooke Shteierman, and Honora Riley combined for a 400 freestyle relay victory, while Tiwa Ojutiku (50 free), Duretti Teressa (100 free), and Amy Wu (100 breaststroke) earned individual wins for The Brook. Emily Yao exhibited impressive toughness, swimming the 100 butterfly and 100 free back-to-back, earning a second place finish in each.
Coach Laura Donlevy named Honora Riley the Bear of the Meet and had this to say about her seventh-grader:
Honora swam the 500 free (20 laps) and the 200 free (8 laps) and took home second in both events. After the 500 free she competed in the 200 free without a break. Honora was also the anchor for the first place winning 400 free relay. In the last event, she had to swim with no googles! Honora is one of the hardest working members of our team. She comes to practice and gives it her all every single day, and does it with a smile. Honora fought for her second place finishes today and came from behind to beat her opponents in both events. She inspired the whole team and we are so proud of her.
The Bears are back in the water on Tuesday in a home match-up with Sachem East.