Editor's Note: The following was submitted to Sharon Patch by the Sharon High School swim team head coach, Jenn Iverson.
Sharon High School Swimming & Diving has continued to improve their records with wins for the girls against Stoughton and Milford and the boys against Franklin, Stoughton and Milford. Tuesday night's meet against Milford was one of the most exciting meets we've had all season with lots of really close races. The girls won 92-78 and the boys 102-68.
For the girls it was a come-from-behind victory, trailing by as much as 14 points until the final three races. We were out-touched in many of our first few races, loosing key points to second, third and fourth place finishes. The girls fought back though and started making changes to their races. A few stand-out swims came from Laura Hertz in the 100 fly, Mimi Ross in the 100 free, Caroline Sun in the 500 free, Ally Dunlap, Erin Seigel and Hannah Blum in the 100 back and Carly Krause and Christine LaHive in the 100 breast. The meet ended up coming down to the last 400 free relay. The team of Liza Krause, Hannah Blum, Ally Dunlap and Tabitha May won with a sectionals qualifying time of 4:14.51 and the team of Isabelle Leo, Megan Mannino, Mimi Ross and Laura Hertz had a great race taking the second-place finish!
The boys had a strong meet with lots of great swims. We started off with another state cut time in the 200 medley relay of Eoghan Daly, Will Sweet, Jack Fergenbaum and Nickie Cheung with a time of 1:49.09. Jack Fergenbaum and Tadhg Daly finished 1-2 in the 200 free. We had more state qualifying times with Nickie Cheung's 100 free with a time of 52.27, Eoghan Daly's 100 back with a time of 59.23 and Will Sweet in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.16.
Helping to extend the lead we had some key 1-2 finishes from Eoghan and Tadhg Daly in the 500 free, Eoghan Daly and Nickie Cheung in the 100 back and Will Sweet and Ben Mo in the 100 breast. Our 400 free relay team of Ben Mo, Will Sweet, Nickie Cheung and Eoghan Daly finished first with another sectionals cut time of 3:38.36 and the team of Tadhg Daly, Dan Aspinwall, Dan Griffin and Sailesh Kaveti had a stand-out performance taking another second place finish!