by Molly Jennings
The WHS boys and girls swim teams each took home a win during their meets last Thursday. The boys swam against St. Joseph’s, winning 106–64, while the girls had similar success against Mount Saint Mary’s Academy, winning with a score of 115–55.
Said senior Quad-Captain Matt Daniel, who took first place in four events: “Mostly everyone on our team was on their game.... Beating a good team by this much really helped WHS make a statement as contenders for the Public A State Title.”
The meet began with the 200 yard medley relay in which both the WHS boys and girls took first. The girls proved to be on a roll when senior Ellie Reinhardt and juniors Sarah Cronin and Caroline Baldwin took first place in the 200 yard freestyle, the 200 yard IM and the 50 yard freestyle, respectively.
Senior Mady Cannone said: “As a whole, I think that the girls team did a good job showing [MSMA] why we are the number one team in the state. While they may not have as high of a ranking, we made sure to put in an A line- up and not take any chances.”
The boys team had tough competition, considering St. Joseph’s is ranked fourth in the state, one spot under Westfield, but WHS proved they came into the meet with victory on their minds. Sophomore John Lindros took first place in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:43.74, and Daniel took first in the 50 yard freestyle in 22.37 seconds.
Both teams won the last event, the 400 yard freestyle relay. The boys relay team made up of senior Nick Constantine, junior Luke Mc- Grory, Daniel and Lindros won with a time of 3:20.07. For the girls, sophomore Courtney Day, Cronin, Baldwin and Reinhardt held a big lead over MSMA in the relay, finishing at 3:46.18.
Said junior Erika Daniel, “I am looking forward to these last few weeks because I know our team has the potential to do amazing things.”