Warriors Strike again with Four New Records at States

Kaitlyn Patt, Sports Writer


CAMBRIDGE – With the final meet of the season, the Wakefield Girls Swim Team came  in eighth place for the MIAA Division Two State Championship Meet held at Harvard on November 18th. The girls had an outstanding day for their last meet for the year, ending up with a total of 136 points. To start off the meet, Hannah Guay, Laura Sweeney, Katie Patt, Abigail Federici swam the 200 medley relay. These girls hada time of 1:55.57, which got them the spot of sixth place, a great way to start off the meet.

Next off was the girls 200 individual medley,  which Hannah Guay (SO) broke her record from last week at sectionals. At states, she went a 2:13.55, giving her a third-place finish. Coming behind first place winner from Reading was Anna Roberts (SR) with a time of 2:09.15, and tying Olivia Mozoki (SR) from Marshfield. Also in this event was Alyssa Toppi (SO), who came in twenty-sixth. Her time was a 2:27.92.

Coming up after the diving break was the 100 Fly. Swimming this event was Katie Patt (FR), who broke Emily Medeiros’s record from 2012 which was a 1:00.62. Katie swam this event in a 1:00.06, which got her ninth place.

Next was the 100 Freestyle, which Laura Sweeney (SO) swam and broke Erin Johanson’s record from 2005, who had a time of 56.29. Laura got a time of 56.04 and she came in sixth place, breaking her personal record. After the 100 Freestyle was the 500 Freestyle, which was swam by Hannah Guay. She came in ninth place with a time of 5:24.68. This time didn’t let her finish on the podium but was one of her best times from the season.

Right after the 500 Freestyle was the 200 Free Relay swam by Laura Sweeney, Abigail Federici (JR), Katie Patt and Hannah Guay. The girls broke their record from last week and got a 1:44.13, coming in fifth place coming right behind Marshfield, who had a time of 1:43.84.

Then was the 100 Backstroke, with Katherine Maloney (SR) who coming in twentieth place with a time of 1:07.03. Next up was Katie Patt who came in fifth with a time of 1:00.21.

After the 100 Backstroke was the 100 Breaststroke, which Laura Sweeney came in eighth place with a time of 1:12.20, coming in right behind Madison Crummey (FR) from Milton, who had a time of 1:11.74.

To end the night was the 400 Free Relay. This was swam by Abigail Federici, Katherine Maloney, Erica Pecjo (SO), and Sophie Brown (FR). They ended with a time of 3:58.88, placing them in twelfth behind Marshfield who had a time of 3:57.62.