Girls swimming setting sights high

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Connor Walsh, Co-Sports Editor

     The Belvidere North girls swim team has gotten off to a solid start to their season, taking second place in two meets, and winning three of them, including Saturday’s first place finish at the Harlem Invite.

     The Blue Thunder finished with a score of 299 points, with Boylan coming in second with 252 points. The team won all three relays at the meet, which helped propel the to their first place finish.

     The medley relay was made up of Halle Cox (‘17), Madelynn Marunde (‘18), Hannah Cunningham (‘18), and Jordan Andrews (‘17).  The 400 free relay included Airelle Gavina (‘17), Mikayla Gavina (‘20), Wright, and Cunningham. The 200 free relay consisted of Sydney Wright (‘20), Gavina, Marunde, and Andrews.

     Marunde and Gavina both won individual events, with Marunde winning the 500 free and the 100 breast.  Gavina won the 100 backstroke.  

     The team’s success has come in thanks to all the hard work that they have been putting in.  

     “This team has worked really hard to earn all of the wins they have so far,” said head coach Traci Torbert, “ I expect that determination will take them far in this conference.”

     The team is working so hard at practice to be able to make a run at a third straight conference championship.

     “Our team is going to be a big threat to our competitors because we have a strong, deep lineup,” said Andrews, “It really gives us a good chance to win our third conference title in a row.”

     This next week the team is competing against Harlem and East, and they take on Hononegah on Saturday Sep 17.