Friday, December 20, 2019

Windham swim team shows their strength in home opener

By Matt Pascarella

The Windham swim team took on Kennebunk in the first home meet of the season on Saturday, December 14th at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish.

As the swimmers warmed up, I could see they all had high intensity and were ready to compete.
Evan Desmond
At the start of the meet, the Eagles were fast in the lanes, jumping out to early leads (which they held on to) in many of the races. Windham pressured in every race.

In the girls 200-yard freestyle, Windham junior Rosie Haibon finished first with a time of 2:30.32.
In the boys 200-yard freestyle, junior Sebastian Anghel finished second with a time of 2:08.09; and junior Griffin Black finished third with a time of 2:12.68.

Senior Katharyn Lucas finished first in the girls 200-yard IM (individual medley) with a time of 2:41.47. She also took first in the girls 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:21.82.

In the boys 200-yard IM, senior Evan Desmond finished first with a time of 2:22.13.

Every time the Eagles hit the water, they swam with force, and showed strength and agility. They had excellent control and paced themselves in the longer races. Every swimmer was in the zone and concentrated on doing their best.

In the girls 50-yard freestyle, freshman Hannah Heanssler grabbed the top spot with a time of 29.11 seconds.

In the boys 50-yard freestyle, senior Jamie Louko took first with a time of 26.41 seconds.
Senior Hannah Maurais finished first in the girls 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:05.63.
Windham nabbed the top spot in the girls 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:58.14.
In the same race, the boys also grabbed number 1 with a time of 1:42.32.

In the girls 400-yard freestyle relay, Windham finished first with a time of 4:30.88.
In the boys 400-yard freestyle relay, Windham took the top spot with a time of 3:51.79.

Final scores:
Women: Windham 88   Kennebunk 62
Men: Windham 80   Kennebunk 80

“Overall I think they did really well; individually we’re watching technique across the board,” stated Coach Pete Small. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.”

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