Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00
The Manhasset Girls Swimming and Diving Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships held at the Nassau Aquatic Center on Nov. 2, Nov. 4, and Nov. 5. The MHS team followed up a strong Division meet with an incredible showing at the County Championships. This performance included two new school records, seven All-County recipients, seven All-Conference recipients, five State Qualifiers and a highlight reel of lifetime best performances. The team finished third overall in Nassau County scoring 342 points (behind Garden City and Bellmore Merrick).
In the meet’s first event, Manhasset’s 200 Medley relay team finished runner-up in a time of 1:53.91, just missing the state cut, but earning All-County honors. The swimmers who competed in the relay on Friday and Saturday were Kelsey Brown, Kylie Mulholland, Madeleine Quinn, Sarah Henry, Alexa Fradella and Margaret Pegno.
Many personal best performances were posted in the pool over the 2-day meet.
In the second event, the 200 Freestyle, senior captain Olivia Henry swam a 2:02.57. Eighth-grader Allegra Sodi swam a 2:08.30.
In the 200yd IM, senior captain Kayla Young swam a 2:20.84. Eighth-grader Kylie Mulholland swam a 2:20.13 and classmate Grace Kenlon swam a 2:25.60.
The 50 Freestyle was highlighted by two personal best swims. Sophomore Sarah Henry swam a 25.90 to earn All-Conference. Junior Margaret Pegno swam a 26.34.
Senior Ally O’Neill qualified for the second round of 1 m diving scoring a lifetime best of 180.10 points through eight dives and finished 23rd.
In the 100yd Butterfly, Manhasset placed three swimmers in the top six spots in Nassau County. Kayla Young finished fourth in a new school record time of 1:00.60. Sarah Henry swam a time of 1:01.06 and Madeleine Quinn swam a 1:01.06 on Friday and finished sixth. All three girls earned All-Conference honors.
In the 100yd Freestyle, senior captain Kelsey Brown swam a personal best of 55.78 to finish sixth and earn All-Conference honors. Margaret Pegno swam a 59.63.
In the 500yd Freestyle, Manhasset placed four girls in the top 15 of Nassau County. Madeleine Quinn swam a 5:14.31 earning All-County honors and qualifying for the NYS Championships. Olivia Henry swam a 5:25.00. Eighth-grader Allegra Sodi swam a 5:40.30 and classmate Julia Henry swam a 5:40.53.
In the next event, the 200 Free Relay, Manhasset swam a season best time on Friday only to improve the time again on Saturday. The relay finished second place in Nassau County in a time of 1:41.88, earning All-County honors and qualifying for the NYS Championships. The relay participants included Madeleine Quinn, Sarah Henry, Kelsey Brown, Olivia Henry and Margaret Pegno. This is the seventh time in eight years that Manhasset has qualified the 200 Free Relay for the New York State Championships.
In the 100yd Backstroke, Kelsey Brown set a new school record of 1:01.49 to earn All-Conference honors. Grace Kenlon swam Saturday’s seventh fastest time of 1:03.26.
In the 100yd Breaststroke, Kylie Mulholland swam a 1:11.34, Alexa Fradella swam a 1:14.89 and seventh-grader Megan Smith swam a 1:18.33.
In the final event, the 400 Free Relay, the team of Grace Kenlon (58.54), Olivia Henry (57.92), Susannah Roberts (59.22) and Kayla Young (57.54) all swam individual best times to help Manhasset post a season best relay time of 3:53.20, earning All-Conference honors.
Congratulations to the girls on a great season!