Andover Drowns Deerfield; Remains Undefeated 4-0-0

Andover Girls Swimming fended off Deerfield 111-75 this Saturday. The team now stands undefeated at 4-0-0. Co-Captain Molly Levene ’12 said, “The difference between this year and last year is the strength of our stroke events. Miranda An ’15 won the 100 Fly, and Julia Torabi ’12, who usually swims the 100 Fly, was able to swim the 100 Back instead and come in second place, with Lauren Conte ’14 and Lydia Azaret ’12 finishing behind her in third and fourth. We also won the 200 Medley Relay, which very rarely happened last year.” To start the meet off on a high note, Andover’s 200 Medley Relay team of Torabi, Emily McKinnon ’13, An and Hailey Novis ’13 finished with a time of 1:56.14 to steal first. Emily Carrolo ’13, Qiqi Ren ’15, Samantha Martinez ’13 and Mary Catherine Nanda ’14 took fourth place with 2:00.53. Danielle Liu ’14 prevailed in the 200 Individual Medley with an impressive time of 2:09.30. Torabi took third place with 2:16.49. An and Julia Smachlo ’13 finished the 200 Freestyle in 1:58.10 and 1:58.96, respectively, and claimed both first and second place. In the 50 Free, Amy Zhao ’14 won with 24.56 and Novis finished third with 26.14. The 100 Free was another victory, as Zhao won again with 52.35 and Liu placed second with 53.62. To solidify the lead, Andover swept the 500 Free. Smachlo won in a time of 5:14.05, followed closely behind by Conte in 5:29.63 and Levene in 5:37.44. Lilybet MacRae ’13 won diving with 283.25 to cap off the team’s overall win. The only event in which Andover struggled was the 200 Free Relay. Andover barely finished second in 1:42.73. Levene said, “The 200 Free Relay was an interesting event, because Coach Murphy decided to split the A and B relays, hoping to take second and third. This didn’t work out, and we took home second and fourth place. We made up for it in the 400 Free Relay when we took home first and third places.” Andover will travel to the Hopkins School in New Haven, CT, this Saturday. To maintain Andover’s streak, Ren said, “We just need to continue training hard and make sure we are in our best conditions right before the meet.”