Newton North senior Serena Ly and freshman Emily Pan were each part of an individual event and relay sectional title-winner at the Girls South Sectional Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday.
Ly won the 100 breaststroke and was part of the winning 200 medley relay, along with Pan, for the Tigers at the South Sectionals held at MIT.
Ly started the day winning the medley relay along with Karen Tong, Ciara McCormack and Pan in 1 minute, 50.97 seconds. She then came back and won the breaststroke in 1:07.65. Pan also won the 200 freestyle in 1:58.86.
The Tigers finished second to Bay State Conference rival Wellesley in the team standings. Wellesley had beaten North in the dual meet this fall, while the Tigers had gotten the best of the Raiders in the Bay State Conference Championships last Sunday.
The Division 1 States will be held this Sunday in Worcester.
The Tigers took first place in the first two events with the medley relay and Pan’s freestyle win. Lillie Pomper was ninth in the 200 freestyle in 2:05.14 with Alex Filipova 12th in 2:06.29.
Maia Alberts was ninth in the 200 I.M. in 2:21.04 with Tong 10th in 2:21.59 and Ly 14th in 2:23.29. Claire Campbell was eighth in the 50 freestyle in 25.78 with Caroline Beecher ninth in 25.92 and Kristin Luce 13th in 26.23. Jocelyn Schechter was 14th in diving with 342.75 points.
McCormack was third in the 100 butterfly in 59.81 with Claudia Flint 15th in 1:04.99. Kat Filipova was eighth in the 100 freestyle in 55.98 with Campbell 10th in 56.07, Beecher 11th in 56.76 and Alex Filipova 16th in 57.81.
McCormack was also third in the 500 freestyle in 5:16.15 with Anna Rahilly 12th in 5:33.82.
Pan was sixth in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.64 with Tong eighth in 1:03.51 and Rahilly 10th in 1:03.84. Katelin Luce was fourth behind Ly in the 100 backstroke in 1:09.82 with Kristin Luce 10th in 1:13.61.
The North team of Kat Filipova, Pomper, Pan and McCormack was second in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:41.73 and the team of Campbell, Kristin Luce, Beecher and Kat Filipova was fourth in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:42.13.
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