Amy Zhao ’14 and Julia Torabi ’12 Each Win Two Events

Led by first place finishes from Amy Zhao ’14 in the 200 yard freestyle and the 100 yard butterfly, and Julia Torabi ’12 in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle, Andover Girls Swimming emerged victorious at NMH on Saturday in a dominating 101-58 win. Zhao’s 1:58.65 in the 200 yard freestyle led a sweep of the event for Andover, as Molly Levene ’12 quickly followed in a 2:06.85 while Lauren Conte ’14 took third with a 2:08.34. Zhao later dominated the 100 butterfly, swimming the event for the first time this season and taking first in an impressive 59.77. Amelia Danovitch ’13 followed with a time of 1:07.65, just two tenths of a second ahead of Hannah McGrath ’11, who finished with a 1:07.85. Torabi’s first place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.45 also kicked off a sweep in the event. Emily McKinnon quickly followed with a time of 26.74, and Katie Fanikos ’11 pulled in third at 26.99. Torabi rocked the 100 yard freestyle as well, posting a time of 57.27, followed by Elizabeth Carrolo ’11 at 1:00.99 and Fanikos 1:01.25, who finish third and fourth place in the event. Teri Faller ’11, Allie Robinson ’14 and Emily Timm ’11 continued Andover’s dominance, stealing the top three spots in the 200 yard IM with times of 2:21.02, 2:23.85 and 2:25.11, respectively, and completing yet another sweep. Andover remained relentless throughout the meet, as the girls completed their fifth sweep of the day in the 500 yard freestyle. Co-Captain Kristen Faulkner ’11 finished first with a time of 5:25.69 while Conte hit the wall soon after with a season best around 5:26, followed by Lucy Frey ’13 who finished the sweep with a time of 5:31. The girls also came out with first place finishes in the relays. Faller, Timm, Torabi and Fanikos set the pace for the girls with a victory in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:57.93. In similar fashion, the girls posted a first place finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay. The team of Faller ’11, Levene ’12, Fanikos ’11 and Zhao ’14 hit the wall first at 1:46.42. A 2-3-4 finish in the 100 yard backstroke contributed to the girls’ solid performance. Emily Carrolo ’13 finished at 1:06.66, followed by Frey at 1:09.95 and Corinna Torabi ’14 close behind at 1:10.12. As if the numerous sweeps weren’t enough, McKinnon displayed her previously hidden breaststroke talent, as she posted a 1:13.91 in the 100, the fastest Andover breaststroke time in the meet. Timm finished soon after in a 1:16.10 and Campbell Howe ’14 later at 1:22.32. “The NMH team tends to be an easy competitor for us, but it was a good opportunity to take stock on our times now that we’re about midway through the season. People stepped up into events they don’t usually swim, but it turned out well,” said Head Coach Paul Murphy. The girls are pleased with their 3-0 record and hope to continue their success against Deerfield at home this Saturday.