Swimmers Compete at New Englands

by Roger Wistar

The boys and girls swim teams braved a Nor'easter to travel to Exeter for this year's New England swimming and diving championships, returning with several impressive finishes.

As with Founders the previous week, the standout performers for the girls team were a pair of lower mids, Jillian Cudney '20 and Izzy Lewitt '20. Cudney produced a pair of third-place finishes in her individual events, the 50-yard freestyle (23.61 secs) and the 100-yard freestyle (52.20). Lewitt raced to a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.23), and finished seventh in the individual medley.

Earlier in the week, Olivia King '19 also made a name for herself at the diving finals held on Wednesday at Deerfield. King backed up her win at Founders with a fifth-place finish at Deerfield, scoring a total of 378.70 points.

Lewitt and Cudney also swam in the team's two freestyle relays. The two paired with Pia Labalme '18 and Elizabeth Williams '19 to finish eighth in the 200-yard relay and seventh in the 400-yard relay.

For the boys, the best individual finish came with a 12th place swim in the 200-yard individual medley by Alejandro Sarmiento '18, who also placed in the 100-yard butterfly. Lucien Guerrand-Hermes '19 also placed in multiple events (the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle), and swam in the 200-yard freestyle relay, which finished eighth.