GA's swimmers used the momentum from its divers, and their valuable points, to propel them to the team's fourth championship in four years! After a day of prelims, the meet was tight and it would be a battle between GA, Suffield and Andover. GA won the first event on Sunday, the 200 Medley -- Sophia, Ashley, Brielle and Maddy -- and the team continued to have strong performances from there on out. Claire won the 200 Free and Sophia went on to win the 200 IM. Avery and Maddy earned points in the 50 Free while Claire and Brielle did the same in the 100 Fly. Avery and Maddy finished 4,5 in the 100 Free and Hutton gutted out the 500. Another relay, and another 40 points, went GA's way in the 200 Free -- Avery, Claire, Maddy and Hutton. Sophia won her second individual event in the 100 Back followed by Ashely winning the 100 Breast. The last race of the day, the 400 Free Relay, capped off a career for senior co-captain Sophia. She was first in the water with the opening relay and last in the pool at the close when GA won the 400 with Avery, Claire and Hutton off of the blocks before her. A total of 22 GAtors competed and contributed to this championship, a 377 - 322 win over Suffield, with some swimming their LTB in the final meet of the year, congratulations!
Greenwich Academy's Varsity A squash team carried their momentum from their National Tournament performance into the New England Championship Tournament held at Deerfield. A restructuring of the event had no effect on the Gators as, up and down the ladder, players worked through their respective draws. Through the first two rounds GA was 14-0 and did not drop one of their 42 games. With all advancing to the final, GA clinched the win at 4 and finished at 6-1. A great end to the season and particularly special to co-captains and classmates Emma C. '20 and Binney H. '20 who have won 4 National Titles, 4 New England Titles and 4 FAA Titles in their career, and even a Middle School Championship back in 2016. To read more about the New England weekend, please read this Greenwich Time article.
The early morning performances of GA's divers, 63 points, positioned the team well for the afternoon swim portion of the FAA championship held at Hopkins this past Saturday. Grace W. '24 earned 1st place in diving while Annie B. '22 placed 2nd followed by team captain Charlotte D. '20 in 4thand classmate Maddy S ‘20. in 9th. GA won 7 of the 10 swimming events and when they didn’t touch the wall first they were either 2ndor 3rd.
200 Medley Relay 1st: Sophia ’20, Claire ’21, Brielle ’23, Maddie H. ‘22
200 Free 2nd: Sophia ’20, 3rd: Hutton ’22, 4th: Elizabeth ‘22
50 Free 1st: Claire ’21, 2nd: Maddie H. ’22, 4th: Percy ‘24
100 Butterfly 1st: Elizabeth ’22, 4th Maryan ’24, 7th: Tara ‘23
100 Free 2nd: Avery ’22, 3rd Percy ‘24
500 Free 3rd: Claire ’21, 4th: Hutton ’22, 6th Maddy S. ‘23
200 Free Relay 1st: Avery ’22, Maddie H., Hutton ’22, Brielle ‘23
100 Backstroke 1st: Sophia ’20, 5th Brielle, 6th Avery ‘22
100 Breastroke 1st: Brielle ’23, 2nd: Charlotte ’23, 6th: Ellie ‘24
400 Free Relay 1st: Avery ’22, Sophia ’20, Claire ’21, Hutton ‘22
We wish our divers the best as they head to Deerfield on Wednesday for the New England Championship. The swimmers will head to Hotchkiss on Friday to swim on Saturday and Sunday for their portion of the event.
In her final game of her career, played in Raether Gymnasium, GA's Francesca S. '20 scored her 1000th point! Needing 15 on the day, she poured in 25 leading the team to an all important moral victory! Earning GA's first 7 points, all in attendance anticipated good things to come! And indeed they did when, late in the 2nd quarter, "Checka" dribbled to her left off a screen from senior teammate and tri-captain Tyler G. for a pull up 3 to score, exactly, her 1000th point! Having come to GA after playing a varsity season as an eighth grader at Port Chester High School, she has 1187 total career points -- 1010 for the green and gold. Congratulations to #33 and to the remaining 5 that contributed to such a great day for the GAtors!
GA captured its 13thPatterson Cup – the US Squash High School Team Championship – with a 5-2 win over Philly foe Agnes Irwin. This was the third consecutive year these talented teams have met each other in the final and it marks the 5thconsecutive championship for the green and gold! GA jumped out to a 2-0 lead with wins from Brecon W. and Emma T. at the #3 and #4 spots on the ladder. Brecon had a Spider Woman worthy final point while Emma rebounded from 0-1 to post a 4-1 W. Senior co-captain Binney H. went the distance in a 5-game match as did junior Lindsay W. and soon the contest was an even 2-2. Megan M. made quick work at the #6 spot with a 3-0 win leaving #1 senior co-captain Emma C. and #7 Penny O. to finish the day. Emma jumped to a 2-0 lead while Penny was at 1-1 with 4 games played. Both managed the moment with Emma clinching the victory for the Gators with a score of 11-9 in the 4thgame! Soon after, Penny took care of business with another 4-game win for the defending champions. A great day for the GAtors up and down the ladder – well done!
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