Faulkner, Hall & Glancy Take 1-2-3 in 500 Free for Best Times; Unfazed by Changes in Line-Up, Andover Cruises to Easy Victory

Swimming two of her season bests, sprinter Peyton Morss ’10 lead the team to a crushing victory over Deerfield Academy on Saturday. Winning all but three events, Andover dominated the hosting Deerfield team. The day started off with the 200 Medley Relay, where Andover claimed the top two finishes, each team finishing within two seconds of each other. The first place team, with a time of 1:54.28, consisted of Theresa Faller ’11, Allie Hall ’09, Annie Glancy ’09, and Morss. Next, Glancy continued the winning streak in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 2:04:09. Teammate Celia Lewis ’10 closely followed, with a time of 2:06.65. Continuing its 1-2 dominance, Andover won the 200 Individual Medley Kristen Faulkner ’11 and Reider out-swam their competition in 2:22.15 and 2:26.32, respectively. Despite not placing first in the 50 Freestyle, Andover still managed to win the event finishing second, third and fourth. Morss , who placed second, swam a season best of 25.13, concluding a successful first half. After the diving break, swimming resumed with the 100 Butterfly, where Andover could not capture the top spot. Nonetheless Lewis came in second place, clocking in with a season best at 1:04.04 and Martin finished only milliseconds behind the third place finisher with a time of 1:05.36. In the 100 Freestyle, Andover got back on track, taking three of the top four finishes. Morss came out to an early lead and finished the race with a time of 55.02. In two season bests, Mai Kristofferson ’09 came in third place overall with a time of 57.23, and Moroney ’11 brought up the rear for Andover, finishing in 57.61. Perhaps the most successful performance for Andover was the 500 Free, where Andover effectively finished 1-2-3 with each swimmer achieving a personal best time. Predictably, Faulkner finished first clocking in at 5:20.57. Swimming side by side the whole race, Hall (5:24.51) managed to out-touch teammate Glancy (5:25.90.) The rest of the day was highlighted with wins in the 200 Free Relay (Captain Feeney, Kristofferson, Faulkner, and Moroney ’11), the 400 Free Relay (Morss, Kristofferson, Glancy, and Faulkner), and second place finishes in the 100 Backstroke (Faller ’11) and the 100 Breaststroke (Tina Kit ’09). “I think this win really shows how strong and consistent the team is. Competing after such a long event such as the SATs is hard, and we came out here and not only won the meet, but also showed our skill in all of the events,” says Captain Caitlin Feeney ’08. This Saturday, Andover will be traveling to face Hopkins Academy in a highly anticipated meet of two equally talented teams. The team looks to maintain its four meet winning streak and re-claim its New England title after last years loss.