Oswego Downs Henninger In Varsity Swimming

By coach Josh Lerch

The Oswego Lady Bucs traveled to Henninger Wednesday for a meet.  Oswego took control of the meet starting with a one-two finish in the 200 yard medley relay including strong individual performances by senior Mo Donovan, juniors Laura O’Brien and Lindsay Johnson, sophomore Michaela Auer, and eighth grader Chrissy Abare.

The Lady Bucs continued to control the pace of the meet, placing first, second, and third in most of the remaining events.  Senior Katie Metcalf was a double winner, placing first in the 200 yard freestyle (2:11.92) and the 100 yard breaststroke (1:24.63).  Junior Iveliz Lopez was also a double winner, placing first in both the 200 yard I.M. (2:31.08) and the 100 yard butterfly (1:11.30).  Senior Emily Fountain placed first in the 50 yard freestyle (28.75).  Junior Laura O’Brien took first in the diving competition with a score of 177.40.  Sophomore Mara Parker won the 100 yard freestyle in 1:00.09.  Sophomore Michaela Auer placed first in the 100 yard backstroke (1:12.41) just missing the Sectional cut time.  Finally, sophomore Meredith Moshier placed first in the 500 yard freestyle by more than 13 seconds.

Other notable swims included eighth grader Chrissy Abare’s best time in the 200 yard individual medley (2:43.63), freshman Kaylie Allen’s 1:11.47 in the 100 yard freestyle, freshman Michaela Kearns 6:34.09 in the 50 yard freestyle, sophomore Haley Annal’s 100 freestyle split (1:04.09) in the 400 freestyle relay, and junior Iveliz Lopez’s split in the 400 freestyle relay (58.62).

This is Oswego’s second meet in three days and I think that the girls swam very well considering.  They put everything that they had into each race, regardless of whether or not it was a race that they usually swim.  As the sectional meet creeps closer and closer, the anticipation of a great championship is beginning to sink in.  With 75% of the team already having made Sectionals it looks like most of Oswego’s current team will be representing their school this year.