Bower, DeSimone Lone Winners in Flyers Loss to Acton-Boxborough

ACTON – The Framingham High girls swim & dive team lost to Acton-Boxborough in a non-league meet Tuesday afternoon.

The Colonials defeated the Flyers 97-87.

The Flyers are now 7-2, under head coach Mike Foley.

Framingham High senior Halia Bower, who won the state title in Division 1 last year, finished first with more than 300 points. Acton-Boxborough Tina Coleman finished second with 241.95 points. Framingham senior Kalena Chin was third with 232.30 points.

Framingham High sophomore Marley DeSimone won the 50-yard freestyle event, in a time that qualified her for the state sectionals meet. Acton-Boxborough’s Casi Glejzer finished second in 26.97 seconds and Rachel Xiang was third in 27.22 seconds. Framingham’s Niamh White was fourth in 27.89 seconds.


The Colonials opened the meet with a win in the individual medley relay. Swimmers Glejzer, Tiffany Chan, Sydney Antes and Xiang touched the wall in 2:02.17, a time that qualified then for the state meet.

Framingham swimmers Caroline Mazariegos, Arielle Shek, Olivia Nelson, and White finished second, in a time that qualified the Flyers for the state meet. The Colonials finished third to take a 10-4 lead to start the meet.

The Colonials finished 1-2 in the 200-yard freestyle event to take a 21-9 lead in the meet. Sophomores Jessica Tosi and Suzanne Julakis finished third and fourth in the event. Julakis 2:14.57 qualified her for the state sectional meet.

Acton-Boxborough finished 1-2 again in the individual medley. Nina Robbe won in 2:23.03 with Antes second in 2:26.28.  Framingham sophomore Tatum O’Leary was third. Framingham senior Nelson finished fifth in 2:31.75 minutes.

After diving, the Colonials picked up where they left off swimming, and finished 1-2 in the 100-yard butterfly event. Isabella Korbly won the event in a state-qualifying time of 59.84 seconds. Daisy Yin was second in 1:05.41 minutes, which also qualified her for the state meet. Mazariegos, a Framingham sophomore, finished third.

Lily Chi won the 100-yard butterfly for Acton-Boxborough in 56.95 seconds, which qualified her for the state meet. DeSimone finished second for Framingham, in a time that also qualified her for the state meet. Julakis finished fourth for Framingham in 1:00.75 minutes.

Isabella Saarinen won the 500-yard freestyle for Acton-Boxborough in 5:32.23 minutes. Tosi finished second for Framingham. Framingham junior Casey Libuda finished fourth in 6:07.36 minutes.

Acton-Boxborough had a 30-point lead on the Flyers, before the start of the 200-yard freestyle relay.  Acton-Boxborough won the event in 1:48.03 minutes, to qualify for the state meet.

Framingham captured second and third place. White, Emily Rogers, O’Leary and Tosi finished second. Framingham swimmers DeSimone, Kelsie Geiser, Sabrina Tersoni and Andrea Ramirez finished second in 1:55.83 minutes.

Lindsay Huang won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:04.74 minutes for the Colonials. Mazariegos captured third for Framingham, in a time that qualified her for the state meet. Libuda finished fifth for the Flyers.

The Colonials finished 1-2 in the breaststroke event. Junior Rogers finished third for the Flyers in 1:18.93 minutes.

Acton-Boxborough won the final event – the 400-yard freestyle relay. Framingham swimmers Tosi, Nelson, DeSimone and Mazariegos finished second.


Photo from a previous meet this season.








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