Competing against a conference opponent, the Borgia girls swimming Lady Knights won Wednesday at Notre Dame, 106-63.
“This is what I call a grit meet — in an aging warmer pool, right before finals week, tired from studying,” Borgia Head Coach Diane Jones said. “Yet once they hit the water, they were all business. They are true competitors.”
Borgia won 10 of the 11 races on the night.
“Once again, the girls consistently came out on top on close finishes,” Jones said. “To a swimmer, they are competitors. They are fun to watch.”
Borgia opened by winning the 200 medley relay with Hannah Whitacre, Olivia Smith, Emily Reuwer and Cassandra Caragine finishing in 2:20.58.
Corinne Schroeder won the 200 freestyle in 2:24.97.
Smith captured the 200 individual medley in 2:55.83 with teammate Caragine taking second in 2:59.58.
Evie Alferman won the 50 freestyle in 30.47 with teammate Elizabeth Simily taking second in 32.50.
Reuwer eased to victory in the 100 butterfly in 1:07.40. Smith was second in 1:26.69.
Alferman captured first place in the 100 freestyle in 1:09.66.
Whitacre was first in the 500 freestyle in 6:26.26. Caragine was second in 7:09.58.
“Hannah Whitacre cruised to a first place finish over 40 seconds ahead of the next swimmer,” Jones said. “Beyond that, Cassandra Caragine showed her grit by pouring it on in the last 10 yards to finish second, a half-second ahead of Notre Dame. Emma Fogarty was in a stroke-for-stroke battle for fourth, until she broke ahead in the 18th length, beating her opponent by five seconds. That’s when the training, grit and heart show.”
Borgia’s 200 freestyle relay team of Simily, Claire Birke, Diana Pfeiffer and Alferman won in 2:13.10.
Reuwer was the 100 backstroke winner in 1:08.44.
Borgia finished the meet with a win in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Whitacre, Smith, Caragine and Reuwer won in 4:44.19.
The only race Borgia didn’t win was the 100 breaststroke. Evie Ince was Borgia’s top finisher, taking second in 1:49.57.
The win ended Borgia’s 2017 portion of the season. The Lady Knights next compete in the Columbia Hickman Invitational at the Mizzou Aquatic Center Saturday, Jan. 6.