Last weekend, Massachusetts conducted their High School State Championships . Western Massachusetts championships will run in the winter.
Chelmsford’s girls team captured the team title, scoring 381.5 points. Andover came in second (278.5), followed by Framingham (252), Acton-Boxborough (243) and Newton North (217).
Chelmsford had multiple event winners throughout the meet. Jennifer Day captured the 200 yard freestyle (1:55.65) and tied in the 500 freestyle
(5:05.72) with Maeve Awiszus, a senior at Andover.
Awiszus won herself a second title of her own with her 59.14 in the 100 backstroke.
Caitlin Sheridan also collected two titles with her 2:06.15 in the 200 IM and 52.69 in the 100 freestyle.
Brockton’s Virginia Burns also claimed two event victories with her 23.95 in the 50 freestyle and 56.64 in the 100 butterfly.
Jessica Crowley, a senior at Acton-Boxborough, posted a winning 1:07.66 in the 100 breaststroke.
Chelmsford’s domination was also evident in the relays, as they took first place in all three events. Anna Haywood, Rebecca Pierce, Shannon Wright and Alexandra McCafferty combined for a 1:51.89 in the 200 medley relay.
Crystal Zhu, Alexandra Omobono, Day and Sheridan topped the field in the 200 freestyle relay (1:39.96). Haywood, Omobono, Day and Sheridan wound up the meet with their 400 freestyle relay victory of 3:36.86.
Braintree’s boys 200 medley relay of Christian Quigley, Matthew Gaffney, John Magnuson, and Nicolas Lau joined forces for a 1:41.70.
Gaffney set a state meet record 1:04.95 in the 100 breaststroke. Magnuson posted times of 58.13 in the 100 butterfly and 2:09.06 in the 200 IM. Lao finished the 50 freestyle in 23.98.
Bishop Feehan’s team put together 317.5 points for the Division 2 victory. Belmont took second (287.5), followed by Natick (159.5), Reading (151) and Westwood (144), Finishing just one point back in sixth was Wellesley (143).
Bishop Feehan had multiple champions to lead them in their efforts. Maddie Myers was a double-event champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle – 1:54.92 and 5:03.26.
Myers’ teammate, Marisa Reidemeister, also collected two titles with her 2:07.73 in the 200 IM and 1:06.79 in the 100 breaststroke.
Westwood junior Samantha McDonald topped the field in the 50 freestyle 24.57. Jessica Blake-West won the 100 butterfly in 56.87 for Belmont.
Kathryn Smith from Walpole finished second to McDonald (24.81), won her own event in the 100 freestyle in 53.95. Abby Lake, Ursuline Academy, claimed the 100 backstroke in 58.81.
As for the relays, Belmont had the 200 medley relay Jiaqi Li, Emily Quinn, West-Blake and Anasstasia Pulak in 1:51.87.
Central Catholic won the 200 freestyle relay placed first in 1:42.77 with the quartet of Meghan Jacobs, Lee Guldemond, Kylee Dion and Jacqueline Russolillo. Bishop Feehan claimed the final event with Hannah Nitso, Shelly LaPierre, Meyers, and Reidemeister combined for a 3:43.16 in the 400 freestyle relay.