Starting the season on the road, the St. Francis Borgia Regional girls swimming Lady Knights defeated Notre Dame last Wednesday, 103-66.
“I was super happy with how all of the girls performed,” Borgia Head Coach Diane Jones said. “For our returning swimmers, these are times they didn’t accomplish until late into the season last year. I was also very pleasantly surprised by how well our new swimmers did.”
Borgia won eight of the 11 events.
“These girls are athletic, driven, and most important of all, very supportive of each other,” Jones said. “Our team is bonding quickly. We are looking forward to the season.”
Borgia’s winners were:
• 200 medley relay team of Corinne Schroeder, Elizabeth Simily, Isabel Rio and Evie Alferman won in 2:18.06.
• Rio won the 200 individual medley in 2:35.09.
“ Isabel Rio has been a strong swimmer for the FRAY Penguins team for years, and was truly a standout last night,” Jones said.
Rio also has been a standout in summer swimming most recently with Pacific. She also has competed for Union’s Squids in the past.
• Alferman took the 50 freestyle in 29.59.
• Diana Pfeiffer triumphed in the 100 butterfly in 1:32.82.
“Diana has really been working hard on the 100 butterfly and it shows,” Jones said. “She actually set a PR, beating her previous best by eight seconds.”
• Alferman won the 100 freestyle in 1:07.43.
• Rio won the 500 freestyle in 6:04.66.
• Simily won the 100 breaststroke in 1:32.97.
• 400 freestyle relay team of Alferman, Pfeiffer, Simily and Rio won in 4:53.69.
Borgia’s second-place finishers were:
• Pfeiffer in the 200 freestyle in 2:39.22.
• Anna Eckelkamp in the 200 individual medley in 3:03.55.
• Simily in the 50 freestyle in 29.71.
• Claire Birke in the 100 freestyle in 1:13.85.
• 200 freestyle relay team of Pfeiffer, Lily Schmieder, Grace Fogarty and Birke in 2:15.44.
• Schroeder in the 100 backstroke in 1:28.72.
• 400 freestyle relay team of Eckelkamp, Emma Fogarty, Gabby Mattli and Birke in 5:06.72.
“I’ve got six girls who are brand new to high school swimming,” Jones said. “This was a good meet to teach them the ropes, before we head to a 17-team invitational at Ladue (Saturday).”