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vs. Westover School
February 16, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Walker’s hosted Westover School for their Senior Meet to celebrate captain Erin Shanly, assistant captain Daniela Ramirez, and Gloria Lin on Saturday, February 16. Amazingly, Daniela and Gloria both saw season best times and Erin placed second in both of her individual events.
Gloria shaved time off of her backstroke split in the medley. She then later in the meet broke 1:15 in her 100 backstroke, exceeding her season goal. Alexia Grech ’25 saw major improvements in her 200 freestyle, finishing in second place, dropping several seconds off of her best time. Bejay Mugo ‘22 dropped five seconds in her 200IM with teammate Ashley Walker ’20 finishing first in the event. Charlotte Furia ‘25, Allison Wall ‘22, and Gloria all saw season best times and Walker’s placed 2nd and 3rd in the event with Erin and Gloria’s finishes.
In the 100 butterfly, Kayce Campurciani ’24 and Jane Li ’20 swam it for the first time. Kayce finished for a point for Walker’s! In the 100 freestyle, Kitty Huang ’20 dropped two seconds off of her best time and Daniela and Jessica Caiaze also touched for their best. Ashley finished first in the 500 freestyle with Brigid King in second. In the 200 freestyle relay, Walker’s finished first and second with relay combinations of Kitty Huang ’20, Emmy Vitali ’20, Daniela and Ashley in first and Isabel O’Donnell ‘20, Mackenzie Zeytoonjin ‘21, Alexia ‘25, and Brigid ’22 in second.
In the 100 backstroke, Walker’s scored on Gloria and Charlotte Furia’s lifetime best performances. Charlotte dropped 6 seconds! Walker’s saw improvement in the 100 breaststroke from Jessica Caiaze and Molly Thacker. The home team showed great spirit throughout the meet and into the 400 freestyle. The final event was back and forth, with Walker’s A relay of Daniela, Ashley, Brigid, and Erin finishing in second and Charlotte, Emmy, Alexia, and Kitty finishing for third place points.
The team travels to Hotchkiss for the Founders League championship on Saturday, February 23 beginning at 11am before heading to Cornerstone Aquatics in West Hartford on March 2 for the Division III New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Championship, with a prelim start of 9am.