The Troy-Averill Park Girls Swim team made waves at the Section 2 Championship at Shenendehowa last weekend, placing fifth overall out of eleven teams with notable finishes in Division 1 and Division 2.
In Division 1, Senior Raegan O’Brien continued her dominance in the pool, taking first place in the 200-yard free with a state qualifying (and season-best) time of 1:55.83. O’Brien also secured second place in the 100 Back with 58.63 and led Troy-AP to a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard Free Relay at 1:43.32 alongside Lindsay Agro, Georgia Dunbar and Angelina MacLeod.
Troy-AP’s 400-yard Free Relay team (Angelina MacLeod, George Dunbar, Charlize Delair and Raegan O’Brien) finished in fourth place with a great time of 3:46.87 – less than 10 seconds off Shen’s first-place finish time.
Angelina MacLeod also brought home fourth place in the 200-yard free for TAP at 1:58.25.
Georgia Dunbar earned 8th place in the grueling 500 free with a time of 5:32.58, while Angelina. MacLeod showcased her sprinting capabilities with a 4th place finish in the 100 free, touching the wall at 54.74.
The team also had a strong showing in the 200 Medley Relay, with Lindsay Agro, Cora Thompson, Charlize Delair, and Maddy Bisceglia combining forces to finish in sixth place at 2:01.02.
In Division 2, Troy-AP was represented by Columbia High School* Junior Lizzy McMahon, who placed 6th in the 100 fly at 1:02.51 and 3rd in the 200 IM with 2:19.74.
In the preliminary rounds, Cora Thompson and May Dunbar made their mark in the 100 breaststroke, while Eve Oathout and Kayla Bradley battled it out in the 100 backstroke. Lindsay Agro and Raegan O’Brien were seeded 13th and 4th, respectively, for the 100 backstroke finals, with O’Brien also seeded 1st in the 200 freestyle, achieving a NYS Championships qualifying time of 1:56.02.
The team’s dedication was on full display as TAP was seeded 4th in the 200 free relay and 6th in the 200 Medley relay for the finals, with the swimmers delivering strong preliminary performances to secure their spots.
Congratulations to all our swimmers on an excellent season – and we’d like to wish our four seniors (Cora Thompson, Raegan O’Brien, Maddy Bisceglia and Izzy Turan) all the best as they continue their senior year and look ahead to their future!
*McMahon swims for Columbia, which will fully merge with Troy-AP this winter for boys swimming and Fall 2024 for girls swimming. Columbia swimmers have practiced with Troy-AP this season, but must compete individually until the merger is officially completed.