Swim Team Strikes Back With Another Win

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Katie Patt, Sportswriter

The fierce Wakefield Warriors swim team won yet another meet against Woburn. Lead by senior captains Katherine Maloney and Jess Conley, they  fought hard the whole meet!


Katherine Maloney, in her fourth and final season, is planning to go to Coast Guard Academy for college. After that meet, the senior co-captain said,”It was a great day for the swim team!” Maloney gives credit to the practices at Malden High School, and expressed her excitement for the next few meets to see how the team “can grow and be the best that they can.”


The girls were dominate in the meeting, sweeping all the events. Wakefield’s 200 Yard medley got off to a good start, taking first, second, and fourth placing them twelve-two. Sophomores Hannah Guay and Laura Sweeney, junior Abby Federici, and freshman Katie Patt swam a 2:01.87 time for the 1st place in the opening event. The relay team featuring Katherine Maloney, Erica Pecjo, Abby Lane, and Emily Chan finished in second , and  Maria Brizon, Bella Barrett, Sam Coilton, and Jess Conley placed fourth .


Wakefield took first , second, and  fourth in the 200 Yard Freestyle with freshman Sophie Brown taking first place with a time of 2:12.10. Kyra Hoffman came in  second with a 2:15.46, and Lilly Cullen finished fourth at a 2:25.15. After the first two opening events, the Warriors led 24-6 heading into the 200 yard individual medley.


In the third event, Laura Sweeney’s 2:23.08 captured another first place finish. Sophomore Alyssa Toppi and Erica Pecjo came in 3rd and 4th, putting the Warriors ahead, 35-11.


Wakefield took first along with fourth and fifth in the 50 meter freestyle. Abby Federici finished in firstwith a time of 28.07. Freshman Maria Brizon came in fourth with a time of 29.65 and  Jess Conley came in fifth with a time of 29.83.


In the  100 Yard Butterfly, where Wakefield came in first, third, and fourth. This was a big hit step the freshman girls. Katie Patt’s came in first with a 1:02.95,two seconds faster than Woburn’s second place swimmer. Abby Lane took third with a time of 1:11.40, while Emily Chan came in fourth with a time of 1:13.66.


The next event was the 100 yard freestyle. Kyra Hoffman took the event with a 1:02.70, and Abby Federici came in close 3rd with a time of 1:04.15, while Alex Dececca came in fifth with a time of 1:10.76.


Going into the 500 yard freestyle the Warriors had established a 36 point lead, at 65-29. In the 500 yard Freestyle, the girls took first, second, and fifth. Leading that event was a strong race between Katherine Maloney and Sophie Brown. At the end, Maloney out touched Brown, ending with a time of 6:11.96, while Brown finished with a time of 6:12.32. Coming in 5th was Lily DeFeo with a time of 7:12.23.


The 200 yard freestyle relay had the Warriors claiming first, third, and fourth. Laura Sweeney, Emily Chan, Kyra Hoffman, and Abby Lane combined to come in first with a time of 1:54.72.  Just behind them was Maria Brizon, Jess Conley, Lily Cullen, Reignyah Grant with a time of 2:01.27, coming in third. Finishing in fourth was Bella Melo, Sam Colliton, Hannah Morris, and Alex Dececca with a time of 2:08.27.


In the 100 yard backstroke Hannah Guay won with a time of 1:03.70. Coming in 3rd was Erica Pecjo with a time of 1:15.90, and  in fourth was Maria Brizon with a time of 1:18.38. In the 100 yard breaststroke was Laura Sweeney with a time 1:15.58, crushing her opponents, with a seven second gap from the other swimmers. In second was Alyssa Toppi with a time of 1:21.51, and in 4th was Emily Chan with a time of 1:25.75.


In the final event, the 400 yard freestyle relay, the girls took first, second, and fourth. Abby Federici, Sophie Brown, Katie Patt, and Hannah Guay claimed victory with a time of 4:08.39. Kyra Hoffman, Katherine Maloney, Abby Lane, and Erica Pecjo came in second with a time of 4:25.28. Coming in fourth was Jess Conley, Lily Cullen, Sam Colliton, and Ava Sowyrda with a time of 4:38.57.

The girls ended the meet with a score of 86-76 giving the Warriors their fourth win of the season. Next Wednesday, the Warriors take on Lexington at Malden at 5:30. This meet will be key, as it is the last home meet for the seniors.