Monday, November 17, 2014

BHS Swimming Competes at State Championship

The Girls' Division 2 swimming and diving state championship meet was held last night at Harvard University's Blodgette Pool.  The Red Devils had 5 competing swimmers, Sarah Conley ('18), Jill Ghio ('15), Fiona Maxwell ('17), Julie O'Connell ('17) and Ellie Yu ('18).  The girls competed in the 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Freestyle Relay.  Jill Ghio and Julie O'Connell both competed in the 50 freestyle, while Fiona competed in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly.  All swimmers must meet qualifying times throughout the season to compete.

The Medley Relay composed of O'Connell swimming backstroke, Maxwell swimming breaststroke, Ghio swimming butterfly, and Conley swimming freestyle finished in 12th place with a season-best time of 2:03.82.

The 200 Freestyle relay composed of O'Connell, Yu, Ghio, and Maxwell finished 15th, also with a season best time of 1:49.99.

Maxwell medaled and got personal records in her 2 individual events; she placed 6th in the IM setting a new school record of 2:16.15, and she placed 7th in the butterfly with a time of 1:00.73.

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Fiona Maxwell- fly- 7th place medal

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Fiona Maxwell- IM- 6th place medal

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Maxwell-O'Connell-Ghio-Conley, 200 medley relay 12th place ribbons

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