The girls swimming and diving team took home the 16-team sectional title at the University of Akron on Saturday. In remarkable fashion, every female athlete that competed in the sectional meet advanced to the district meet. Mckenzie DeWitt continued her fast times in the pool, as she took home a pair of sectional titles in the 50 free and 100 fly. Paige McCormick was fastest in the pool in the 500 free, while Giovanna Cappabianca took home the win in the 200 IM. Eliana Szabo also had a great meet as she finished runner up in the 100 free and third in the 200 free. Check out additional Explorers below who turned in strong swims and advanced.
The District meet will take place on Saturday at Cleveland State University. It is scheduled to start at 12pm. Roll Hud and Go Boats!
-200 medley relay: Cappabianca, DeWitt and Carrie Caniglia, second, 1:49.63;
‒ 200 freestyle: McCormick, second, 1:53.99; Gabrielle Loring, sixth, 1:57.77; and Caroline Von Ville, seventh, 2:02.42;
‒ 200 IM: Marisa Schenkenberger, seventh, 2:14.42; Lucy Reber, ninth, 2:18.27; and Caroline Coates, 10th, 2:19.62;
‒ 50 freestyle: Carrie Caniglia, third, 25.13; Maddie Horrigan, seventh, 25.77; and Peyton Binns, eighth, 25.78;
‒ 100 butterfly: Kate Hensley, sixth, 1:01.69; Horrigan, ninth, 1:03.03; and Erin Zmich, 15th, 1:07.51;
‒ 100 freestyle: Caniglia, fourth, 55.48; Binns, ninth, 56.43; and Noelle Kara, 10th, 56.52;
‒ 500 freestyle: Loring, third, 5:16.06; Olivia Pisano, fourth, 5:21.8; and Reber, seventh, 5:30.72;
‒ 200 freestyle relay: Caniglia, Szabo, Loring and DeWitt, second, 1:40.03;
‒ 100 backstroke: Pisano, fourth, 1:00.62; Hensley, fifth, 1:00.7; Hannah Weldon, sixth, 1:01.79; and Mia Dezelic, seventh, 1:02.35;
‒ 100 breaststroke: Cappabianca, fifth, 1:07.56; Mija Drobnjak, eighth, 1:08.69; Schenkenberger, ninth, 1:09.02; and Taylor Kochanowski, 10th, 1:09.09; and
‒ 400 freestyle relay: Cappabianca, McCormick, Szabo and Loring, second, 3:37.91.