The Madeira varsity swim and dive team remains undefeated after hosting two meets this past week.
Wednesday, they came up big with a 98-55 win over The Flint Hill School. Double winners were Maddie Heilbrun ’18 (200 FR, 500 FR) Kylie Jordan ’16 (200 IM, 100 FL) and Izzy Gati ’18 (50 Fr, 100 FR). Single event winners were Lindsay Lukehart ’19 (100 BK) and Claire Simpson ’17 (Diving). Madeira won both freestyle relays. 200: (Gati, Giovi Moriarty ’18, Heilbrun, Jordan) and 400: (Gati, Meaghan Doyle ’19, Heilbrun, Jordan.
The Dive team performed impressively against Flint Hill; Claire Simpson ‘17, Leah, and Amanda took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively, bringing valuable points to the team.
“I am very impressed with our team depth and the impact our freshman and sophomores are having this season,” said Snails coach Rod Montrie. When all three of our “B” relays make a state championship cut, you know you have a lot of talent. Kate McGowan has had nice backstroke races and Ciara O’Donoghue and Kaitlin McCarthy are swimming fast freestyle. Maddie Bennett has been a real worker swimming the 200 FR and 500 FR in almost every meet.”
On Friday, they extended their undefeated season to 5-0 with a win against St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes school 117-68.
Event winners for Madeira were Meaghan Doyle ’19 (200 Free) Victoria Loshusan ’16 (50 Free) Lindsay Lukehart ’19 (500 Free) Kylie Jordan ’16 (100 BK).
Madeira won all three relays: 200 Medley Relay (Jackie Tidd ’16, Giovi Moriarty ’18, Jordan, Maddie Heilbrun ’18) 200 Free Relay (Grace Huang ’16, Doyle, Morgan Rushforth ’19, Heilbrun) and 400 Free Relay (Moriarty, Doyle, Rushforth, Jordan).
The Dive team again came out strong against the Saints! Leah and Claire Simpson captured 2nd and 3rd respectively in against a competitive group. Vinnae showed off her backflip scoring a 5 1/2, which is an amazing score for a brand new diver. Claire had an impressive back dive, Leah crushed her front flip full twist, and Ellie's reverse dive was great.
“This was a good meet for us as we were able to try some different things with our entries and give our girls the opportunity to swim different events. Victoria Loshusan, Reilly O’Flaherty ‘19 and Kaitlin McCarthy swam great. It was also great to have Romi Gould ’17 and Kelly McCormick ’18 back from injuries to help round out our line-up.”
Madeira now has nine girls who have qualified for the state championship meet.
A big week ahead. The Snails head to St. Albans to take on NCS this coming Wednesday. On Wednesday the Divers will be at Stone Ridge competing in the ISL Dive Championships while Thursday afternoon Madeira will host the ISL Swim championships at the Hurd. If you cannot make the event, you may watch it on line. Go to: https://www.madeira.org/student-life/live-streaming/