After a record-setting dual-meet season, The Manhasset Girls Varsity Swim Team was excited and prepared for the post-season. The first week of the post-season was the Divisional Championships at the Nassau Aquatic Center.
On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the girls swim team competed against Divisional opponents Great Neck South, Jericho, Farmingdale, Lynbrook, East Meadow, Hewlett, Cold Spring Harbor, Freeport and Hempstead in Nassau’s Division A Championship. On the line for Manhasset was an opportunity to win a fourth consecutive Division title.
In the opening event, the 200-yard Medley Relay Manhasset set the tone for the evening by taking first with open water. After finishing 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th (top 20 score), Manhasset took a commanding early lead that they would never relinquish. The total team effort was evident as Manhasset placed all four swimmers in the top 10 of 7 of 8 individual events. The Indians also took 1st place in all three relays.
Highlights from Divisions include many season best performances:
Senior Kylie Mulholland swam a 2:09.82 in the 200-yard IM, qualifying for the NYS Champs. Grace Kenlon swam a 59.55 in the 100-yard Backstroke, qualifying for the NYS Champs. Julia Henry swam a 2:02.56 in the 200-yard Free. Allegra Sodi swam a 2:04.09 in the 200-yard Free. Meredith Johnson swam a 1:04.76 in the 100-yard Butterfly. Delaney Flynn swam a 59.86 in the 100-yard Free. Kaitlin Baranello swam a 26.82 in the 50-yard Free. Grace Amato swam a 1:10.42 in the 100-yard Backstroke. Michelle Sciarrino scored 188.40 points in 1m diving.
Junior Megan Smith swam a 1:08.15 in the 100-yard Breaststroke, qualifying for the NYS Championships. Madeline Kang swam a 56.50 in the 100-yard Free. Olivia Garvey swam a 5:41.98 in the 500-yard Free.
Sophomore Garrity Kuester swam a 1:08.42 in the 100-yard Breaststroke, qualifying for the NYS Champs. Claire McNeary swam a 2:14.43 in the 200-yard IM. Rose Marie Donnell swam a 2:08.38 in the 200-yard Free. Michaela DePhillips swam a 2:27.17 in the 200-yard IM. Madelyn Cecchini scored 295.40 points in 1m diving. Vanessa Zhang swam a 1:18.34 in the 100-yard Breaststroke.
Freshman Francesca Antonopoulos swam a 2:23.65 in the 200-yard IM. Lara McCusker swam a 1:14.64 in the 100-yard Breaststroke. Congratulations, Manhasset 2015 Division A Champions.