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|Girls capture third place at States|
|Written by Page Riddle|
|Monday, 21 February 2011 17:46|
The Duxbury girlsâ€™ swim team capped off an undefeated regular season at the Division II state finals at Harvard on Sunday by placing in every event they entered and finishing third in the final results.Â |
In a meet that came down to the last relay of the day, Duxbury went into the 400-yard freestyle relay tied with Weston and East Longmeadow for third place.Â The relay team of Sarah Goldberg, Shelby Rader, Avery Riddle, and Emily Hutchinson finished in third place with a season-low time of 3:42:75.
Sophomore Ellie Johnson was Duxburyâ€™s top individual finisher of the meet with two fifth-place finishes.Â In the 200 IM, Johnson placed fifth with a time of 2:16:62, and then came back to take fifth again in the 100 breaststroke with a season-low time of 1:11:18.
Not to be outdone, Rader finished with a season-low time of 25:41 taking sixth place in the 50-yard freestyle.Â Touching next for Duxbury was Riddle with a time of 26:29, followed closely by sisters Emily Hutchinson (26:35) and Hannah Hutchinson (26:67).Â Â Rader also took home eighth place in the 100-yard backstroke with a 1:02:16, followed by Riddle and freshman Olivia Zelvis.
The 200-yard freestyle had four Duxbury swimmers competing.Â Senior co-captain Goldberg brought home a seventh-place finish with a time of 1:58:47, while sister Jessie Goldberg followed with a 2:07:44.Â Senior co-captain Emily Hutchinson was next with a time of 2:07:50, followed closely by Abby Mullen with a 2:07:57.Â Sarah Goldberg also had a top-ten finish in the 500-yard freestyle, placing eighth with an all-time personal-best time of 5:22:77, followed by sister, Jessie, with a 5:39:53. Mullen was third for Duxbury.
As they have all season, Duxburyâ€™s freshmen dominated the 100-yard butterfly.Â Katie Eagan placed 11th overall with a time of 1:03:26 and Michela Morris followed with a time of 1:06:75.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team and the 200-yard medley relay continued the success theyâ€™ve had all season with two fifth-place finishes.Â The freestyle team of Sarah Goldberg, Riddle, and the Hutchinsons came in with a 1:43:66.Â The medley relay team made up of Rader, Johnson, Eagan, and Hannah Hutchinson touched the wall at 1:56:06; a season-low time.
The Duxbury divers had a top-ten day with junior Sam Tougas finishing in sixth-place with 350 points.Â Â Freshman Kelsey Golden was close behind with 338 points to take seventh place.
The state final marked the last high school meet for senior co-captains Emily Hutchinson and Sarah Goldberg.Â Also, wrapping up their high school swim careers were co-captain Casey Walker, Alex Brady, Lindsay Currier, Kelly Masgul and team manager Anna Grubb.