Girls Swimming Cruises to Victory; Morss ’10 Leads Way With Three Wins

At NMH this Saturday, Andover Girls Swimming dominated the pool, winning 122-48. The first event of the day was the 200 Medley Relay with the Andover teams placing first, third and fourth. Theresa Faller ’11, Salena Casha ’09, Captain Annie Glancy ’09 and Peyton Morss ’09 finished in 1:56.16, beating out the second place NMH team by four seconds. Next up for Andover was the 200 Yard Freestyle. Lexi Moroney ’11 placed first with a time of 2:05.60, despite not usually racing in the event. Moroney was followed by Elizabeth Carrolo ’11 and Stephanie Moroney ’09, who came in second and third, respectively. Molly Levene ’12, Aubrey Zimmerling ’09 and Greta Martin ’09 took second, third and fourth in the 200 Yard Individual Medley. Levene ’12 finished with a time of 2:22.90. In the 50 Yard Freestyle, Morss took first while Alanna Waldman ’10 placed second and Mai Kristofferson ’09 placed fourth. After a short 10-minute break made possible by the fact that there was no diving competition, Casha won the 100 Yard Butterfly with a time of 1:02.52, followed by Waldman and Martin placing second and third. Moroney ’11 won her second race of the day in the 100 Yard Freestyle with Julia Torabi ’12 finishing the race right behind her in second place. Morss swam the 500 Yard Freestyle in the next event. Despite not having participated in this race the entire season, normally competing in the sprinting events, Morss won in a time of 5:33.48. Faller ’11 and Abby Levene ’09 followed close behind, claiming second and third. Following the 500 Yard Freestyle, Andover swimmers swam the 200 Yard Freestyle relay. Andover relay teams turned in an impressive performance by placing first, third and fourth. The winning team, swimming with a time of 1:47.65, was composed of Casha, Glancy, Waldman and Kristofferson. After that, Torabi, Emily Timm ’11, and Eva Simitch-Warke ’09 swam the 100 Yard Backstroke. Torabi won in a time of 1:04.92, while Simitch-Warke and Timm took third and fourth, respectively. In the last individual event of the day, the 100 Yard Breaststroke, Glancy placed second, Lydia Azaret ’12 placed fourth, and Tina Kit ’09 placed fifth. Andover wrapped up the day with the 400 Yard Freestyle relay, winning the event as well as taking third and fourth. The team of Faller, Morss, Glancy and Casha swam the race in 3:55.34. After the meet, Coach Paul Murphy said, “I was really happy with the way the girls swam at NMH considering many of them swam events that are not usually on their agenda. I cannot wait to see how the girls perform next weekend against Deerfield. This is the core of our season and the girls have been working hard.”