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Pingree Girls' Swimming Wins 2011 NEPSAC Small School Division Championship!

The Pingree girls swim team travelled to Philips Exeter Academy on Sunday, March 6 to compete in the NEPSSA Championships.

Bringing only the six swimmers who qualified for the meet, Pingree won the Small School Division Championship (10 swimmers or fewer) while also coming in eighth overall out of the 30 schools at the meet.

Highlights from the meet:

Both the 200 medley relay (1:55.86) and 400 free relay (3:44.93) shattered school records coming in 7th and 6th place respectively. Emma Gaquin, Erin Cunningham, Simi Harrison, and Molly McSweeney were in both relays.

Molly McSweeney (junior) came first overall in the 500 free, setting a school record in a time of 5:01.61, which is the fourth fastest time ever at the NEPSSA Championships. Molly also won the consolation final in the 200 IM swimming the second fastest time of the meet, setting another school record with a time of 2:09.53.

Emma Gaquin (junior), team captain, set a PR in the 500 free, coming in fifth in a time of 5:15.70.

Simi Harrison (junior), finished seventh in 50 free, setting a school record in a time of 25.35.

Also swimming in the meet for Pingree were sophmore Veronica Monteiro and freshman Jessie Rucker.

Article and photo from Pingree website