Girls swimming ends season at home


The girls swim team faced their biggest challenge of the season last weekend when they hosted the state meet. Unfortunately, the state-qualifying swimmers fell short.

“It was an advantage that the girls got to be in a familiar surrounding, the disadvantage was that it’s not as exciting as going someplace not so familiar,” said coach Kevin Auger.

The 200 yard medley relay was Evanston’s strongest event. The team was made up of juniors Paige Haden, Iana Wolff, Honore Collins, and Ana Woods. They broke a school record by swimming a 1:45.01 prior to the state meet and were seeded third in state.

“We were so excited about getting the school record, so it put us in a really great place going into Saturday,” said junior Paige Haden.

The other individuals to compete were Honore Collins swimming the 200 yard individual medley, Iana Wolff swimming the 100 yard butterfly, and Ana Woods swimming the 100 yard breaststroke. All three were 4 or fewer spots away from qualifying for the final round.

The two relays that didn’t meet the 12-team cut were the 400 yard freestyle relay that included senior Millie Rosen, and the 200 yard freestyle relay that included junior Maddy Managlia. Managlia was .13 seconds from advancing on Saturday.

“This season has been very fun, but in the end coming just a hair short of my personal goals was hard,” said Managlia.

Juniors have been leading the way for this team as 5 juniors and 1 senior appeared in the state meet. With this season now in the books, there will still be much to look forward to heading into next fall’s season.