Swimming Places First at Tri Meet

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer

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  • Jackie Liu ’22 races breastroke for the Westwood B 4×50 medley relay. This relay went on to secure 3rd, placing above McNeil’s A relay.

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  • Swimmer Joey Christensen ’21 races the 100yd freestyle. He placed 4th overall in this event.

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  • Halli Hewett ’23 leads her heat in the 200yd freeestyle. Hewett acheived 2nd overall with a time of 2:13.00.

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  • Dan Vinnik ’22 rockets to the finish line in the 100yd breastroke. Vinnik placed 3rd overall in this event, with teammate Wang coming in 1st.

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  • Benjamin Truong ’21 races to the finish of his 100yd breastroke. As captain of the team, he works closely with Coach Matthew McBrearty to bring the team together.

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  • Nate Thomason ’23 swims the breastroke leg of his 200 individual medley. Thomason placed 2nd overall with a time of 2:06.07.

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  • Grady Radcliff ’23 races the 200yd freestyle. Radcliff and teammates Wang and Vinnik M. placed 1st 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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  • Coach Matthew McBrearty checks team standings during a break. Westwood’s boys and girls teams went on to win the meet by a large margin.

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  • Sonny Wang ’23 anchors the 4×50 medley relay. Wang out touched the McNeil 4×50 medley relay, securing 1st place.

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  • Shireen Gore ’22 races the 100-yard butterfly on Friday, Sept. 25. Gore and her team in the 200-yard medley were able to place in first in this tri-meet.

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On Friday, Sept. 25, the varsity swim team competed at their first meet of the season. Going against McNeil and Vandegrift, the Warriors finished in first place with 259 points. 

“I thought the meet went really great,” captain Sadie Runeman ‘21 said. “I mean, just based on scores alone we crushed it.” 

The Warriors won the 200m medley, 200m freestyle and 400m freestyle relays, bringing in first for both the girls and boys team. Sonny Wang ‘23 placed first in the 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke, while Max Vinnik ‘22 placed second in the 200m freestyle and first in the 500m freestyle. Taking a commanding lead in the 50m Freestyle, KyAnh Truong ‘21 took first place, earning the team nine points. 

“I was really proud of my swims,” Truong said. “It was awesome that we all did so well, especially at the first meet of the season.” 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s swim meet looked different from previous years. Swimmers were required to socially distance and wear a mask when they weren’t swimming. 

“It felt really different going to a meet because of [the pandemic,]” Emilio Cohen ‘22 said. “But, I know that we had to take those precautions for the safety of our community.” 

The team’s next meet is Saturday, Oct. 2 against Cedar Ridge and Lake Travis.