The girls swimming team kicked off the postseason by securing a victory at the home sectional meet on Saturday, February 13. Due to COVID restrictions, the girls only raced against six other teams. However, the Aquavikes were also competing against swimmers at six other meets to claim a spot in districts.
Alexandra Butnariu’22 nabbed gold in the 100 free with a final time of 56.43. Charlotte Baker’24 followed in the 50 free, claiming 10th out of 26 competitors.
Butnariu continued her momentum with a bronze finish in the 200 free, with Ella Lowrie’24 close behind in fourth place. Nicole Young’23 finished the race 10th, clocking in at 2:47.16.
Lowrie represented CA in the 500 free and claimed silver. Mary Kate Prall followed with a victory in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:05.23. Camille Hannallah’21 finished just 7.87 seconds behind, claiming 5th at 1:13.10.
Emma Yakam swept the deck in the 100 breaststroke, winning second before Rene Fleege’21 and Baker finished at 4th and 5th places, respectively.
The girls dominated in the 100 butterfly, with juniors Lauren Klinefelter, Prall, and Yakam claiming the top three respective spots. Julia DeVore’22 followed close behind at 5th place, clocking in at 1:14.34.
Klinefelter continued her hot streak with a win in the 200 individual medley. DeVore finished 4th in 2:37.74.
Butnariu, Klinefelter, Lowrie, and Prall steamrolled their opponents with a victory in the 400 freestyle relay, before the squad of Baker, Fleege, Lowrie, and Yakam secured 2nd place in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:51.32.
Butnariu, Klinefelter, Prall, and Yakam wrapped up the meet with a 1st place finish in the 200 medley, clocking in at 1:56.10.
The Aquavikes compete in districts at the Ohio University Aquatic Center on Friday, February 19.