Flyers Tie For 5th in Sectionals; Bower Finishes Second in Diving Competition

CAMBRIDGE – The Framingham High girls swim and dive team tied for fifth place at the MIAA Division South Sectionals at MIT, over the weekend. The Flyers were the defending sectionals champion.

Wellesley High captured the title with 376 points. Netwon North finished second with 332 points, with Brookline High third with 268 points. Natick High finished fourth with 233 points. Ursuline Academy and Framingham High tied for fifth out of 14 teams with 176 points.

Framingham placed four divers in the top 16 on Sunday. Senior Halia Bower set a personal record with 357.65 points finishing second. Wellesley junior Kate Mullin defended her 2016 sectional title. Bower is the defending state champion in Division 1.

Framingham High senior Kalena Chin finished in eighth place overall, with sophomore Sara Anastasi in ninth place. Senior Catherine Turner finished 13th out of 24 divers.

Swimmers and divers,who finished in the top 16, earned points for their team at the meet.

Sophomore Tatum O’Leary finished in 7th place in the 200-yard individual medley. Her time was 2:20.92 minutes. Marshfield junior Olivia Mozoki won the event in 2:10.32 minutes.

Framingham sophomore Caroline Mazariegos finished in 12th place in 2:22.31 minutes. Junior Emily Rogers finished 24th out of the 30 swimmers who qualified for the IM, based on times.

The Flyers opened the meet finishing 10th in the medley relay. Swimmers on the relay were senior Olivia Nelson, Rogers, O’Leary and senior Niamh White. Their time was 2:00.02 minutes.

Framingham sophomore Jessica Tosi finished 10th in the 200-yard freestyle event. Her time was 2:05.86 minutes. Newton North’s Emily Pan won the ran in 1:58.86 seconds.

Flyer Marley DeSimone finished 13th in 2:06.81 minutes. Framingham senior Julia Long was 14th in 2:06.97 minutes. Framingham sophomore Suzanne Julakis was 17th out of 30 swimmers in 2:08.01 minutes.

Brookline junior Sara Song won the spint event in 24.92 seconds. Framingham sophomore Jilliam O’Neil and senior White tied for 18th place, out of 32 swimmers, with a time of 26.67 seconds. Both dropped times for a season best in the event.

Marshfield’s Mozoki won the butterfly event in 59.12 seconds. Flyer Nelson finished 12th with a time of 1:04.06 minutes. Framingham’s Mazariegos finished in 16th place with a time of 1:05.14 minutes. Framingham’s Julakis also competed in the event but did not finish in the top 16.

Ursuline Academy’s Anna Glass won the 100-yard freesyle event in 54.06 seconds.

Flyer O’Neil finished in 12th place in 57.39 second, with DeSimone in 14th place in 57.59 seconds.

Defending state champion Kara McCurdy, who has been out all season with an illness, could not defend her title on Sunday. And no one came close to her 5:09.57 time from 2016.

Natick senior Hana Batt won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:14.42 minutes.

Framingham sophomore O’Leary finished 8th in the distance event in 5:28.77 minutes. Teammate Long finished 11th overall in 5:32.23 minutes. Sophomore Tosi finished 14th overall in 5:35.24 minutes.

Framingham junior Casey Libuda finished 24th overall. Her time of 5:46.28 qualified her for the state meet in Worcester on Sunday.

The Flyers 200-yard freestyle relay finished fifth overall. Natick won the relay in 1:40.45 minutes. Framingham swimmers Mazariegos, O’Neil, Tosi,and DeSimone touched the wall in 1:44.30 minutes.

Marshfield’s Riley Moeykens won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.03 seconds defeating Batt from Natick who finished at 59.07 seconds.

Framingham’s top finisher in the backstroke Nelson, who finished 12th. She dropped almost 2 seconds off her best time this season at the meet. Junior Libuda placed 21st out of 32 swimmers.

Newton North senior Serena Ly won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.65 minutes. Flyer Rogers finished 12th in 1:14.64 minutes, a personal best this season. Junior Arielle Shek finished in 20th place in 1:17.67 minutes, out of 25 swimmers.

Framingham ended the afternoon finishing 7th in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Swimmers Mazariegos, O’Neil, Tosi and DeSimone finished in 3:48.17 minutes.

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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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