Williston Northampton Wildcat Swimmers and Divers Dominate 2017 Championships
The girls swimming and diving team traveled to Bristol, Rhode Island, this weekend and won their second straight NEPSAC Division 2 Swimming and Diving Championship with a meet-record 451 points, well ahead of second-place Dana Hall, which finished with 325.5 points.
The Wildcats dominated the meet from start to finish and set a number of meet and school records along the way. The 200 Medley Relay team of Sally Alrutz ’19 (Springfield), Natalie Aquadro ’17 (Northampton), Maya Soley ’18 (South Hadley), and Anabelle Farnham ’18 (Amherst) led off the meet with a victory, paced by the fastest 50 breaststroke split of the meet by Aquadro, to set a new school and meet record with a time of 1:52.09.
Montrose Kayla Lilly ’13 signs National Letter of Intent to swim at University of Maryland.
Surrounded by cheering classmates and family, Kayla Lilly ’13 yesterday signed her National Letter of Intent to swim for the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Kayla’s signing ceremony took place in the cafeteria as Upper School lunch began, with her parents, brother and sister on hand to watch. Mrs. Jodi Blackburn, Athletic Director, described Kayla’s hard work and many swimming accomplishments over the past years. Kayla is ranked as one of the top six swimmers in the New England area, as well as a USA Scholastic All-American.
Pingree Girls' Swimming Wins 2011 NEPSAC Small School Division Championship!
The Pingree girls swim team travelled to Philips Exeter Academy on Sunday, March 6 to compete in the NEPSSA Championships.
Bringing only the six swimmers who qualified for the meet, Pingree won the Small School Division Championship (10 swimmers or fewer) while also coming in eighth overall out of the 30 schools at the meet.
Highlights from the meet:
Phillips Andover Girls' Swimming & Diving Wins 2009 New England Championship
For the 8th time in its 36 year history, the Andover girls ascended to the highest peak in New England Swimming & Diving.
Having lost only to Exeter during the dual meet season, the Big Blue was positioned to be a real contender for the top crown. But the Big Red posted some amazing times in the seedings and the Big Blue needed to have a HOT day in order to rise about the red. And hot they were.
2008 Choate Girls Win NEPSAC Swimming and Diving Championship
Choate Rosemary Hall cemented a New England title on March 1 as the girls' swimming & diving team dominated the championship meet at Deerfield Academy, posting 328 points, comfortably ahead of second-place Hopkins School (279) and third-place Andover (273).
"It's been a couple of decades since the Wild Boars won a New England title in this sport, though we have earned a slew of Founders League and Western New England crowns in recent years," observed athletic director Ned Gallagher. "We've finished second in the New Englands on both the girls' and boys' sides of the program more times than I can count in the past dozen years, so it was a thrill to see it all come together for our girls, especially after they weathered some disappointments earlier in the season. They really saved their best for last. Congratulations to Sara Massa, Todd Currie, Ben Small and all the coaches and, of course, to the swimmers and divers themselves. It was a terrific season!"