MAKING WAVES. Junior Valerie Campanalie does the breaststroke in the 200 individual medley. photo/Jae Crawford
MAKING WAVES. Junior Valerie Campanalie swims the breaststroke in the 200 individual medley. photo/Jae Crawford

On Oct. 4, 10 Orange County schools competed at the Metro tournament at Winter Park High School where the Lady Braves swim team ranked third overall.

The metro championship started with juniors Chloe Conyers and Valerie Campanalie and seniors Cardinal Hastings and Victoria Pratt in the 200 medley relay placing third (1:58.93).

In the 200 freestyle, senior Molly Houston won the second heat (2:33.91). Sophomore River Hastings placed second in the third heat (2:16.22). Conyers finished the event, taking fourth in the finals (2:07.31).

Sophomore Katia Marcus won her heat (2:57.03) in the 200 IM.  In the 50 freestyle, junior Sophia Sanders won the third heat (29.94). Conyers dominated again, finishing fourth overall (26.39).

Keeping the consistency, Campanalie took fifth overall (1:04.95) with C. Hastings trailing behind in sixth (1:06.04) in the 100 fly. Sophomores Amanda Smith and Madeline Rawlings kept up the pace by placing third and fourth, respectively, in the third heat of the 100 free, but Pratt crushed her competition, as she won first in the finals (55.04).

Junior Abigail Smith placed third in the 500 freestyle. In the following heat, junior Grace McGee and Houston finished first (6:38.47) and third (6:51.06), respectively. Junior Eleanor McDonald closed the event placing fifth overall (6:00.32). In the 200 free relay, Campanalie, C. Hastings, Pratt and Conyers snatched another victory (1:43.12).

Senior Logan Anderson placed second in her heat in the 100 back, with sophomore Sydney Chamberlain following her, placing fourth in her heat. Pratt took her second individual victory of the night, winning the finals (1:02.10). R. Hastings and Amanda Smith placed second and third in the third heat of the 100 breaststroke.

In the final minutes of the meet, Chamberlain, McGee, R. Hastings and McDonald finished fourth in the 400 free relay (4:24.56). In the end, the girls finished in third place with 327 points.

Come out and support the girls swim team as they face off in the district championship at Winter Park High School on Oct. 19.

By Jack Rummler

Hey! I am Jack Rummler, and I am a third year staffer and the senior editor in chief. Things I enjoy on the regular include: oatmeal, photography and my dachshund. I have a passion for the environment and making people giggle.

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