On Saturday, 13 Marshfield High swimmers travelled to MIT for the South/Central Mass Sectional Championships.
With many outstanding swims Marshfield girls finished in ninth place while the boys finished in fifth.
Marshfield had two double champions in the meet: Olivia Mozoki won the 200yard IM and 100 fly in personal best times while BK Jeong won the boys 200 IM and 100 free and set new meet records in both.
Sophomore Riley Moeykens won the 100 back breaking the one-minute mark for the first time and was second in the 50 free by .31 seconds. Freshman Bryce Hunt finished fourth in the 100 breast dropping three seconds off his best time and qualified for the Division 1 State meet.
Another freshman, Ciara Hume, finished 15th in the 100 back with a best time and was 22nd in the 100 free again with a best time. MaryKate Finneran, also a freshman, finished 21st in the 200 IM and qualified for the Division 2 State meet in Worcester next weekend and freshman Grace Murphy dropped over one second in her 100 breaststroke just missing the state cut for a 23rd-place finish.
Junior Molly Carroll was 13th in the 100 free and 16th in the 50 free, both with personal best times. Senior Captain Lily Courtney dropped over three seconds in her 200 free and finished 26th just missing the state cut by .29 seconds.
Marshfield’s relays also did a great job producing best times in all five relays they swam. The girls 200 medley relay team of Ciara Hume, Olivia Mozoki, Riley Moeykens and Molly Carroll finished fifth while the boys 200 medley relay also finished fifth with Jonah Wusteney, Bryce Hunt, BK Jeong and Matt Curran.
The 200 free relays saw similar success with Moeykens, Hume, Carroll and Mozoki dropping four seconds for a seventh-place finish while the boys - Hunt, Curran, Wusteney and Jeong - dropped almost six seconds and finished third. The girls 400 free relay team of Lily Courtney, Hannah Lawlor, Grace Murphy and MK Finneran dropped just over seven seconds to qualify for the Division 2 State meet.
The South Sectionals are interesting because it combines all the teams from the South and Central parts of the state to compete. With half the teams from D1 and the other half from D2 it brings together different swimmers than those who will compete at the separate state meets. Marshfield girls will compete in the Division 2 states next Sunday while the boys will compete in the Division 1 States.
Both State meets will be held on at WPI in Worcester. Marshfield will send the same group of swimmers, along with alternate Carolyn Dunderdale, to compete at the state meets.