Swimmers Top Fieldston

Scarlett Wigington in action this fall (PC: Gabby Sun)

On Wednesday evening, the girls’ and boys’ swim teams traveled to Fieldston and took home a pair of victories that allowed the girls to improve to 3-1 on the season while the boys won their opener.

Here is the meet recap from coach Laura Donlevy:

Our girls’ team dominated Fieldston this afternoon, winning nine out of 11 events. Our 200 medley relay of Ruthie Crane, Amelia Griffin, Naomi Crane, and Scarlett Wigington started off the meet for us with a win. Naomi Crane followed up with a first place in the 200 freestyle, followed by teammates Brooke Shteierman and a huge swim by seventh-grader Honora Riley (4th). Ruthie and seventh-grader Scarlett Wigington went 1-2 in the 50 freestyle and Leila Benvenutti rounded out the heat, scoring for us with a three-second drop since Friday. Naomi Crane and Tiwa Ojutiku went 1-2 in the 100 fly. Sophomore Captain Amelia Griffin took home first in the 100 freestyle, followed by Wigington who took third in the same event. Ruthie dominated the 500 yard freestyle. Honora Riley had an amazing 500 swim, beating her previous time by 30 secondsm and placed 4th for the Bears. Griffin, Naomi Crane, Wigington, and Ruthie Crane won the 200 yard freestyle relay. Griffin finished her events taking home first in the 100 yard breaststroke. The 400 yard freestyle team (Shteierman, Jemima Kirabo, Amy Wu, and Ojutiku) finished the meet for us with a first place finish in the last event of the day.

The boys’ team took first place in eight out of 11 events in their first meet of the season. The 200 Medley Relay of Sam Specht, Oliver Griffin, Hugo MacDonald, and Gavin Paton started the boys meet off for us with a big first place finish and time of 1:47.34. Junior Captain Sam Specht followed up directly after with a first place finish in the 200 freestyle. MacDonald took first place in the 200 IM, just out-touching Fieldston at the finish. Eighth-grader Jason Lu finished in third in the same event. Our sprinters led by Paton took first, second (James Wigington), and fifth (Stephen Cisz) in the 50 yard freestyle with each qualifying for NYSAIS and The Easterns Championships. Specht took home his second win of the night in the 500 yard freestyle, another great race for the Bears. The 100 butterfly was another strong event for the Bears with Will Tao placing second in a time of 1:02.80 and MacDonald taking home 3rd. Senior Captain Oliver Griffin took home first place in the 100 yard freestyle. Griffin earned another ‘W’ in a very close 100 breaststroke race. The 400 Freestyle Relay concluded the meet with another first place finish swam by Paton, MacDonald, Specht and Griffin.


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