Gaines, Fitzgerald lead varsity swimmers into Conference, sectionals

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Dylan Schohn, Co-Editor

The swim team is going to their conference meet this Saturday the 3, at Freeport and then Sectionals are Nov. 10, at Bryon.

“I expect to finish 2nd in conference behind Boylan, while trying to stay ahead of Hononegah. said Head coach Traci Torbert,  “We have a good chance of getting a swimmer to state in an individual event, and a chance at qualifying a relay for state.  Boylan and Byron will be two really tough teams to overcome at the sectional meet.”

Sophomore Emerson Gaines and senior Sarah Fitzgerald are the only swimmers  at BHS to be on the varsity swim team due to the co-op team. The rest of the varsity swimmers are at BNHS.

“The team is doing great and I’m so proud of everyone, I hope everyone can get their best times at sectionals.” said  Gaines when asked about how she thinks her team has be doing.

Last year the girls placed placed third at the Fresh/Soph conference, then they placed second at varsity conference, and 3rd at sectionals. They hope to place 2nd or first at this year.

The JV took first place at the JV invite, and the girls also finished second at Fresh/Soph conference this past Saturday. This was the end of the season for the JV girls.