The Pelican boys and girls swimming and diving teams defeated Hopkins and lost to strong Andover squads in a triple dual meet on Saturday, January 25, at Hedges Pool.
Highlights from the girls meet included wins from junior Sophie Rodner in the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly. Rodner’s time of 1:05.69 in the 100 fly put her third on the all-time list for the Pelicans. Sophomore Kamy Collins was also a double winner with fast swims in the 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter breaststroke. The other victory for the squad was the opening 200-meter medley relay, in which the team of junior Alexa McQuaid, Collins, freshman Zoe Sorensen, and Rodner came from behind to touch out a strong Andover relay. It was also fun to watch senior diver Liam Hochman break 200 points for the first time in her career with a score of 205.10.
In the boys meet, notable performances for the home team included a 1-2 finish in the 50-meter freestyle from junior Kai Sheng Tham and senior Mac Pahl, respectively; a personal best in diving from sophomore Liam Hochma; and a season best from senior Anthony Lo. Sophomore Nick Guenther finished ahead of all Hopkins competitors in the 100-meter backstroke, as did junior Matt Ryckman in the 100-meter breaststroke, where he swam to a personal best time.
The girls and boys teams would like to thank all of those who helped to host a dinner potluck after the meet for the Pelican swimmers and divers. Lots of good food and great camaraderie were evident after such an eventful and busy meet.
Please join the Pelicans at Hotchkiss on Saturday, February 1, as they take on the Bearcats at 3 p.m. and warm up for the approaching championship phase of the season.