The Wildcats held their own against Westminster (Division II, 4th Place at New England's in 2016), 43-51 on Saturday, January 28 at Canterbury in New Milford, CT. Perhaps the most exciting of all events was the 200 freestyle relay. Westover and Westminster tied for 1st place with a time of 1:50.72, Westover’s best of the season. The relay consisted of Sophia Andrew ’18, Bella Chen ’20, Sarah Pino ’20, and Morgan Foltz ’20. The Wildcats were roughly .7 behind Westy when Foltz anchored with a 25.55, a personal record split and Westover’s fastest ever. Previously in the meet, Foltz went her fastest 50 freestyle, winning the event and dropping .22 off of her previous season record from two weeks prior.
A total of 15 Wildcats had 25 new PR’s on the day, including Andrews’ 27.90 split in the medley, Amodini Katoch ‘18’s 100 split in the 400 freestyle relay, and Emily Desjardins’ 200 IM time drop of nearly 10 seconds.
Other new best swims included Abby Hodson ‘17’s near ten second drop in the 500 freestyle. Several girls found success in the 50 freestyle. Mikayla Labissiere ’20 notched .19 off of her previous best. Seniors Caitlin Beattie and Sarah Marr each shaved off time, while classmate Gracey Greco and sophomore Brigid Protzmann each touched at a best 50 freestyle in her relay split. Gabby Young '18 saw improvement by about a second in both her 200 freestyle and 100 fly, and classmate Maddie-Claire Norris also earned a PR in her 100 fly. Julia Kenny ’17 completed her first 200 freestyle!
The Wildcats had three new Top-Ten times including Bella Chen ‘20’s 100 freestyle, Foltz’ first place finish in 100 backstroke and first place in the 50 freestyle. Foltz swept the day with four first place finishes, after starting the day with a new best split in the medley. The medley took first place points by Chen, Foltz, Pino, and Andrew with their second fastest season time.
The Wildcats travel to swim a talented Miss Porter’s on Wednesday, February 1st for an all-girls school meet.