IHSA GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Friday, November 18th – Saturday, November 19th
- Evanston, Illinois
- Live results (also on Meet Mobile, search ‘IHSA‘)
- Short Course Yards
University (Urbana) junior Ema Rajic dropped a few tenths in both of her races, breaking IHSA records in both. In the 200 IM, she swam to a time of 2:00.27, cracking the oldest record in the Illinois books, a 2:00.63 set in 1998 by Emily Pisula. Rosary’s Alexis Yager was hot on her heels, putting up a 2:00.75 for 2nd. The two would meet again in the 100 breast, but it was all Rajic in this race. Her 1:00.77 broke her own day-old IHSA record, as she bettered her prelims swim by .13. Yager’s 1:02.97 was good to tie her for third.
Oswego East’s Georgia White had a very successful meet, coming away with two wins in the freestyle events. While she gained time in both of her individual swims from prelims, she swam her way to IHSA titles in the 200 free (1:47.03) and 100 free (50.13). The 200 free was a tight race between her and Loyola senior Ella Tierney, with Tierney finishing up right behind White in 1:47.24. The Texas commit Tierney was victorious, however, in the 500 free with a 4:48.45. She was the only swimmer to break the 4:50 barrier, and then dove in to anchor Loyola’s 3rd place 200 free relay with a 23.15 the very next event.
Rosary won that 200 free relay, with all four swimmers going 23’s, led by a 23.33 anchor from junior Emily Ryan. The Beads were dominant this weekend, getting both of their swimmers (teams get two individual entries per event) into scoring position in every single event except for the 100 and 500 free and 100 back (though they had a single scorer in each of those). Their strongest event was the 100 fly, where junior Camryn Streid won (55.39) with sophomore Kathryn Mueller (56.28) touching 4th.
Finishing strong, Rosary combined for a 3:25.25 to win the 400 free relay, anchored by Yager in 50.65. Tierney of Loyola and White of Oswego East put up the quickest splits in the entire field, both girls anchoring their teams. Tierney was 50.14 and White 50.03, as Loyola and Oswego East finished 2nd and 3rd, overall. The 400 free relay podium mirrored the final team scores– Rosary won, followed by Loyola in 2nd and Oswego East in 3rd.
- Rosary 185.5
- Loyola 131
- Oswego East 120
- Oak Park 103
- New Trier 87