Girls swimming and diving set school records during post-season


Gabriel Issa

Sophomore Elizabeth Oyler set three school records during IHSA sectionals on Nov. 6.

Joaquin Figueroa, Reporter

Members of the girls swimming and diving team finished the season with the IHSA Sectionals on Nov. 6, setting two school records and winning medals.

Captain Zoe Morton was proud of the team’s performance this season.

“We finished off strong,” she said. “A lot of best times for people and some very impressive swims and dives.”

Zoe placed sixth in the 50-yard freestyle and set a varsity school record of 24.83 seconds.

“I was really happy because everyone was congratulating me,” she said. “I guess I couldn’t stop smiling.”

Sophomore Elizabeth Oyler set a varsity school record in the 100-yard freestyle, with a time of 54.39 seconds. She set a record for the 9th/10th grade team in the 100-yard freestyle with the same time and she also set a school record for the 9th/10th grade team in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.92 seconds.

“I was really proud of her because she’s a sophomore and she broke three records,” Zoe said, “and that was her first sectionals.”

Senior Jessica Slear set the varsity school record for the six-dive event with a score of 168.20 and for the 11-dive event with a score of 287.15.

The 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relay teams both won medals. Both teams were made up of Elizabeth Oyler, Zoe Morton, Amy Ren and Katie Sasamoto-Kurisu.

“That was exciting too,” Zoe said. “Relays are really really fun because you’re cheering on your teammates even more than if you’re just sitting on the sidelines and you can relate to them because you’re swimming the same event and it’s just exciting.”