Girls swimming travels to New Trier for today’s state swim meet


Deadly in the medley.
Today and tomorrow, girls swimming will compete for a shot at first place in the 200 medley relay.
“The girls usually come together at the right time,” said coach Kevin Auger. “I expect them to do well.”
Last year, the medley relay team of Paige Haden, Ana Woods, Iana Wolff and Honore Collins took home third place at the state meet.
Today, this group of seniors will be focused on nothing less than a first place finish to top off their high school careers.
“We swam faster last week (at sectionals) than our time from state finals so it will be really cool to see how far we can take this relay this weekend,” said Haden.
As a whole, the squad has been putting up big time performances as of late. The team won varsity conference for the first time since 1989, only the school’s third conference title.
This past weekend, the team took third place at IHSA Sectionals. Wins for the Kits included the medley relay and Iana Wolff in the 100 butterfly.
The biggest competitors for individual events at this years meet are Paige Haden in the 100 backstroke, Ana Woods in the 100 breaststroke, and Iana Wolff in the 100 butterfly.
Other swimmers to watch for include junior Mary Claire D’Arrigo in the 50 freestyle, as well as eniors Olivia Everhart and Maddy Managlia in the 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke, respectively.
“It’ll be the end of an era for these girls. I hope they go out with a bang,” said Auger.