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McNicholas swim team wins GGCL Championship

???????????????????????????????The McNicholas Swim Team competed in the GGCL League meet on Saturday, Jan. 26, bringing home the League trophy for the fourth year in a row.

McNick competes in the Central Division, which also includes Purcell Marian, Roger Bacon, and Badin. The Rocket swimmers had a total of 140 points for the meet, while none of their competitors broke double digits with their total scores.

“We blew our competition out of the water consistently by having our lifetime best swims,” Head Coach Tessa Lengerich said.

McNicholas took first place in six individual races. Junior Ashley Dundon took first place in the 100 butterfly and the 200 Individual Medley race, which includes the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle strokes. Junior Karina Cabrera took first place in the 50 freestyle. Olivia Fitzpatrick, Ashley Dundon, Lillie Motz and Shelby Miller placed first for the 200 medley relay. The girl’s 200 freestyle relay also won, which consists of sophomore Heather Myers, junior Karina Cabrera, and seniors Elise Moeller and Maddie Scott. Finally, the girl’s 400 freestyle relay, swam by freshman Shelby Miller, juniors Ashley Dundon and Karina Cabrera, and senior Olivia Fitzpatrick, brought home another win and improved their school record time by another two seconds.

“It was really exciting,” Dundon said. “Everybody worked really hard and we were really happy we did so well.”

Lengerich and assistant coach Cindy Weeks were both very excited about their team’s performance. “Coach Weeks and I couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments as a team this season,” Lengerich said. “Our swimmers came prepared and were strong. Being strong with their individual swims attributed to the strong team win. We are looking forward to the last two weeks of our season.”

After finishing their season in two weeks, the McNicholas Swim Team will be competing in their District Meet on Feb. 8 and 9.

About Sarah Ruwe

Senior Sarah Ruwe is an Advanced Journalism student and a staff reporter. She enjoys cheerleading and has been on the McNicholas cheerleading squad for four years. She is involved in Service Club, Spirit Club, and is a McNicholas ambassador. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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