Lyons Township heads into the state swimming meet with some momentum after the Lions won their own sectional on Saturday. They scored 287 points and had 14 entries qualify for state.
All three relays qualified for state and freshmen Maggie Ferguson and Maeve Swinehart picked up sectional titles. Ferguson won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:11.99 and also qualified in the 100 breaststroke. Swinehart won the 100 butterfly in 59.64 seconds and was a part of the 200 medley relay.
Senior Lauren Rosenberger and sophomore Mackenna Dunn will have busy days at the state meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday at New Trier. Rosenberger qualified in both the 200 and 500 freestyles and competed in two relays. Dunn was also a part of two relays and qualified individually in the 100 and 200 freestyles.
Divers Kimmy Vitek and Kelly Ryser qualified for state. Elizabeth Murphy and Kristen Young advanced in the 50 freestyle.
The Friars took a big step towards winning a trophy at state by winning their own sectional and qualifying 18 entries to the state meet.
All three of Fenwick’s relay teams won the sectional races. Individual winners were Grace Gibbons (200-yard freestyle, 500 freestyle), Paulina Kaminski (200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke), Mimi Scheider (50 freestyle, 100 butterfly), Ana Mullen (diving), and Maggie Sheean (100 freestyle). Kaminski had the fastest sectional time in the state in the 100 breaststroke. Schneider qualified with the second-fastest time in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.
Sydney Veon claimed a spot at the state meet by touching the wall in 1:07.76 in the 100-yard breaststroke in Saturday’s Lyons Township sectional. She was the only Bulldog to qualify for state.
RB’s other highlight of the meet was the 200 medley relay team of Dana Callanan, Veon, Julia Keller and Hannah Flynn setting a school record with a time of 1:50.69.