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Vikings Sports: October 8, 2010

Varsity Girl’s Swim Team Off to a Great Start

The North Shore Varsity girls Swim team has gotten off to a great start in the 2010-11 season. At the first meet of the year (North Shore vs. Hewlett) junior Allison Schefer, and junior Erica Palladino both qualified for the Nassau County championships in November, which is a tremendous accomplishment. Many other swimmers have been contributing to the team’s success this season, including freshman Jordane Mink, Sophomore Erin Sheerin, junior Natalie Wirski, and seventh-grader Alison Rourk.   

Every member of this year’s varsity swim team has contributed to its overall growth and success throughout the season thus far.

This past weekend the North Shore Varsity Swim team competed in the “Nassau Swim Coaches Invitational Relay Carnival,” in which 24 Varsity swim teams from across Nassau County participated. The Relay Carnival is comprised of a variety of relay style swimming races. North Shore finished 5th in the 200-yard medley relay, 5th in the 500 yard crescendo relay, 4th in the 200-yard butterfly relay, 5th in the 200-yard backstroke relay, and 7th in the 250-yard freestyle sprint relay. These results truly indicate the talent that the North Shore Varsity swim team is comprised of.  

The talent, dedication, and tenacity that every member of the North Shore Varsity swim team has demonstrated is amazing. The girls’ talent and perseverance will make the remainder of the season exciting and extremely successful. 

Women’s Cross Country Now 6-0

The Women’s Cross-Country team had another successful week through a series of competitions. Earlier in the week, the team improved their record to 6-0 for the season by defeating East Rockaway, Carle Place and Roosevelt. Leading the way were seniors Danielle Muioio and Marielle Genovesi as they placed first and second respectively. This team win continues an undefeated streak that has continued for the past three years.  Other top performers were junior Nicole Milani, sophomore Gillian McGovern, and freshman Olivia Statile, who all ran personal bests. Besides the league meet, the team traveled to Cary, North Carolina for the Great American Cross-Country Festival. The meet was filled with excitement as over 19 states were represented and had possessed some of the best teams in the southeast. While enduring a 10-hour bus ride through rain and wind, the team arrived safely and performed at a high level as well. Overall the team placed 6th of out of the 100 team field which was an improvement on previous year’s results. Leading the way was junior Samantha Nadel, sophomores Elizabeth Caldwell and Jessica Donohue. All three placed highly and contributed greatly to the team’s success. Other top times were run by senior Emily Osman, and freshman Molly Reilly. The team will continue its league meet schedule this week at Bethpage Park.