Pair Of Swimmers Snag Conference Titles

Swimmers Maggie McHugh (left) and Sistina Simcox are conference champs.

Swimmers Maggie McHugh and Sistina Simcox captured conference titles at the Southwest Conference championship meet on Jan. 27 at Lakewood High School. Maggie, a senior, won both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly and Sistina, a freshman, captured the 100-yard freestyle title.

The pair were also on the awards podium for two relays, including Maggie with a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay (along with freshmen Ethel Woodford and sophomore Alissa Leon) and Sistina for her second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle.

Other girls reaching the awards podium included the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Maggie McHugh, Sistina Simox, Ethel Woodford and sophomore Sophia Miranda. Ethel also placed sixth in the 100-yard freestyle.

On the boys’ side, junior diver Joe Toole was the highest placer with a third place in only his second year of competing in the sport. For the swimmers, senior Colman McGuan placed highest with a third-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. Colman also earned fifth in the 200-yard individual medley. Senior Luke Healy placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle. Two of the boys’ relay teams were among the top finishers as well: Luke Healy, Colman McGuan, sophomore Parker Polen and junior Wilson Reynolds made both the fourth-place 200-yard freestyle team and the sixth-place 400-yard freestyle team.

Next up for the Rangers is Sectionals on Feb. 10. Congratulations to all the hard-working athletes and coaches!

Volume 14, Issue 3, Posted 4:45 PM, 02.06.2018