Locals take part in swim, track New Englands
City swimmers, divers and track and field athletes competed against the best in the region at recent New England meets.
The swimming and diving championships were held late last month at the University of New Hampshire.
Deering freshman Genevieve Worthely won the 100 breaststroke (1 minute, 6.69 seconds). Senior teammate Kristen Grandonico was runner-up in the breaststroke (1:11.31) and placed eighth in the 50 free (25.90).
The Rams were seventh in the 200 medley relay (senior Dali Tauwala, Grandonico, Worthely and senior Jami LeRoy, 2:00.41).
Cheverus freshman Samantha Savaun placed fifth in the breaststroke (1:12.24). Freshman Tessa Lindsley finished eighth in the 100 backstroke (1:05.28) and 10th in the 50 free (26.36).
In the relays, the Stags medley team (Lindsley, Savaun, freshman Nicole Chambers and junior Katherine Moreshead) finished eighth (2:01.00), the 200 free squad (Savaun, freshman Clara Bosco, Moreshead and Chambers) was 13th (1:52.82) and the 400 free team (Lindsley, Bosco, Chambers and Moreshead) finished 13th (4:10.02).
On the boys' side, Deering senior George Mandic was runner-up in the 100 freestyle (50.14) and came in third in the 50 free (23.01). Teammate and classmate Brian McRae came in third in diving with a score of 321.05 points.
Cheverus freshman Trebor Lawton finished fifth in the 100 butterfly (56:01) and placed 15th in the 200 individual medley (2:20.12). Senior Mark Dumond finished 11th in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.65).
The Stags were 10th in the medley relay (Lawton, Dumond, freshman Reed Fernandez and junior Stephen Ambrose, 1:50.93), 14th in the 200 free relay (sophomore Lukas Temple, Dumond, Ambrose and Fernandez, 1:41.12) and 15th in the 400 free relay (Temple, Ambrose, Lawton, Fernandez, 3:47.33).
The indoor track and field New England championship meet was held Friday in Boston.
Cheverus' 4x800 relay team (senior Taylor Dundas, junior Jack Terwilliger, senior Tim Woods and senior Andrew Snyder) was second to Hamden, Conn., in 8:02.33.
Stags senior John White finished ninth in the shot put (50 feet, 6.75 inches). Dundas was 15th in the mile (4:42.52). Snyder placed 15th in the 1,000 (2:39.18). Woods was 21st in the 1,000 (2:49.30). Senior James Rutter finished 21st in the 300 (38.83).
Portland junior standout Imadhi Zagon was third in the long jump (22 feet, 2 inches) and 17th in the 55 (6.76).
On the girls' side, Cheverus junior Caroline Summa tied for fifth in the high jump (5-3). Stags senior Liana Rubinoff came in 12th in the two-mile (11:30.44).
McAuley's Allina Verrillo was eighth in the shot put (36-10.75). Sophomore Christina Leake was 23rd in the 600 (1:45.67).
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