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Girls Swimming Tops Suffield, Falls to Peddie in Narrow Loss

Andover Girls Swimming & Diving celebrated a win against Suffield and a narrow loss to Peddie with scores of 106-80 and 93-90, respectively. Despite this being Andover’s first loss of the season, toveo its experience, according to Emily Waesedw stands 3-1.

Warren said, “Our team is not going to view it as a downside of oa to work on our technique and becto”

“It was a really close meet, with just three points separating us from Peddie. After the meet, I felt so happy and proud of our team,” said Ky.

The meet began with the 200-Yard Medley Relay in which Andvedvea time of 1:55.64 minutes. The relay team of Co-Captain Emma Donchi ’18, Yifei Wu ’18, Grace Hitchcock ’20, and Abby Ryan ’21 recd.4,8., and 26.09 seconds, respectively.

According to Ryan, Andover’s depth shined in the competition, with swimmers placing fourth and fifth place in multiple events, contributing to the win against Suffield.

“We often won races by scoring the most points when our finishes were combined. Our ability to gain points from non-first place finishetaove swimming, especially at Andover, is truly a team sport,” said Ryan.

“Aaeuing. Your teammates are always tesyooo the pool. Your team becomes your family,” said Kathleen Ty.

Diving Captain Emelie Eldracher ’18 wrote in an email to Thh, “[Everyone on the te, and I couldn’t be more excited, proud, or grateful for our bond.”

Avetcess in the relays, placing second, fourth, and fifth place in the 200-Yard Freestyle Relay. The A-relay team of Co-Captain Allyson Ty ’18, Co-Captain Jess Gearan ’18, Elizabeth Tran ’19, and Ryan clocked in at 1:43.65 minutes.

“The highlight of the meet was definitely the last relay because seeing everyone finish strong after atae exciting,” said Kathleen Ty.

These relays, along with all the hard work that went into the meet, pyeoing the win against Suffield.

“Our win over Suffield was incredible because last year, we lost this meet. Both Peddie and Suffield offer year-round opportunities to train with their team, whereas we only swim for a few months. Our success validates our tough past few weeks of training,” said Ryan.

The team will compete at Deerfield next Saturday.

Jan 20, 2018