WELLESLEY – The Framingham High swim and dive team captured third place at the Bay State Conference meet today, November 4, at Wellesley College.
Framingham freshman Laura Dube won the 200 individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke titles.
Wellesley High, who went undefeated during the regular season, won the Conference meet easily.
Needham High finished in second place.
The diving competition was held first at 8 a.m., followed by the swim races. The top 16 swimmers in each event score points for their team.
Framingham junior Sara Anastasi finished fourth in the diving competition with 246.90 points. Wellesley’s Emma Petrovich won the event with 300.50 points.
Framingham started out strong with a second place finish in the medley relay. Swimmers freshman Megan DiPasquale, Dube, and junior Caroline Mazariegos and Marley DeSimone touched the wall in 1:54.66 minutes. Wellesley won the race and Natick High finished third. Framingham’s B relay team of Jillian O’Neil, Arielle Shek, Tatum O’Leary, and Trinity Trainor finished 8th overall to earn points for the Flyers.
In the second swim event, Wellesley’s Grace Meisser won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.17 minutes Framingham’s Jessica Tosi finished in fifith place in 2:04.37 minutes. Senior captain Emily Rogers finished in 8th place and qualified for the state meet in 2:06.85. Junior Suzanne Julakis finished in 13th place, and earned four points for the Flyers, with a time of 2:09.20, which also qualified her for the state meet. Junior Beiyana Chaparian finished 22nd overall in 2:15.81 minutes.
Dube won the individual medley in 2:15.16 minutes. She dropped almost 4 seconds off her best time this season as a flyer.
Junior O’Leary finished fifth in the IM, dropping almost six seconds of her best time this season with a 2:20.10 minute finish. Sophomore Flyer Sabrina Tersoni finished 25th out of 33 swimmers with a time of 2:37.34 minutes, a personal best this season. Junior Kacie Zonghetti finished 27th overall with a personal best time, as well.
Zoei Howard of Needham High won the 50-yard freestyle title in 24.39 seconds. Framingham’s DeSimone finished 9th overall in 26.11 seconds. Flyer freshman Trainor finished 18th overall out of 38 swimmers with a time of 26.75 seconds. Senior captain Andrea Ramierez finished in 27.53 seconds, a personal best this season. Grayson Dolin finished 28th in 27.96 seconds, a personal best.
Meissner won the butterfly title. The Wellesley swimmer touched the wall at 1:01.32. Three Framingham swimmers placed in the top 16. Mazariegos placed 8th out of 30 swimmers in 1:05.51 minutes. DiPasquale tied for ninth in 1:05:59 minutes, a personal best for the freshman. Senior captain Casey Libuda finished 13th overall in 1:07.01 minutes, dropping 5 seconds off her time, to qualify for the sectional meet. Junior Julakis finished 20th overall in 1:08.86 minutes, a personal best that qualified her for the sectional meet next weekend.
Needham’s Howard won the 500-yard freestyle, capturing the Bay State Conference titles for fastest swimmer and the distance title on Sunday. Her time was 5:10.85 minutes, almost 10 seconds off her seeded time. Framinghm again placed three swimmers in the top 16. O’Leary finished in fourth place with a time of 5:31.28 minutes. She dropped more than 10 seconds off her seeded time, too. Junior Tosi finished in 7th place in 5:36.62 minutes. Rogers placed 11th out of 32 swimmers with a personal best 5:45.34 minutes. Flyer sophomore Tersoni had a personal best in the event with a 5:57.12 minutes in 18th place overall, to qualify for the sectional meet.
It was a fast 500-yard freestyle, as the top 15 swimmers in the event all had times that qualified them for the state meet.
Natick’s Sarah Doherty won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.33 seconds. Framingham placed three swimmers in the top 16 for points and all four if their swimmers finished in the top 18 out of 36 swimmers. Mazariegos finished in third place in 1:03.32 minutes, a personal best and a state qualifying time. Framingham junior Jillian O’Neil finished fifth in 1:04.01 minutes, dropping almost 4 seconds off her personal best time this season. Freshman DiPasquale finished 11th overall in 1:06.23 minutes, a state qualifying time. Senior Libuda finished in 1:08.24 minutes, almost four seconds off her best time this season, to qualify for the sectional meet.
Dube, who was second after 15o-yards in the breaststroke, out touched sophomore Skye Kim of Brookline to win the 200-yard breaststroke race in 1:09.68 minutes. Kim finished in 1:09.80 minutes. Framingham junior Shek finished 18th out of 34 swimmers in 1:19.02 minutes. Senior Ramierez was 19th overall in 1:20.37 minutes. Maria Martinez finished 21st overall for Framingham.
Sophomore diver Sarah Olson finished 8th out of 28 divers for Framingham with 203.20 points. Flyer Freshman Isabella Germain finished 12 with 181.10 points. Framingham sophomore Angela Burke competed and finished 21st overall.