Congratulations to the Fury girls’ swim team, which won the NCISAA State Championships on Monday, February 10.
The girls’ win, Coach Rachel Baker said, was a team effort. “The depth on our girls side is unreal - this was a true team win,” she said. “We had someone on the podium in almost every event and at least two swimmers scoring in every event.”
The girls’ final score was 367 - a decisive victory over Southlake Christian Academy at 201 and third-place finisher Asheville School at 194.
Highlights from the Girls’ Events:
Carstyn Klosterman, Lexie Breitling, Avery Dew, and Eva Hollar took first place in the girls’ 200 medley.
Avery Dew, Saanvi Pawa, Eva Hollar, and Carstyn Klosterman placed first in the girls’ 200 free.
Carsytn Klosterman came in second in the 200 free and third in the 500 free.
Avery Dew placed second in the 50 free and second in the 100 fly.
Eva Hollar took second place in the 100 free.
Saanvi Pawa placed second in the 100 back.
Lexie Breitling finished third in the 100 breast. Congratulations to these hard-working, deserving swimmers, and their coaches - Rachel Baker ’13, Sawyer Hubbard, and Meredith Spaid ’13 - on this historic state championship!
The Fury boys, who placed third with only eight swimmers, also had a great night. The boys' medley relay of James Snyder, Steven Insixiengmay, Nathan Jao, and Chris Bannigan placed first. Records were broken by these same swimmers as well as individual records by Steven Insixiengmay and Nathan Jao.
The state team includes Avery Dew, Lexie Breitling, Eva Hollar, Carstyn Klosterman, Mary Gray Speakman, Lydia Tyrrell, Chris Bannigan, Steven Insixiengmay, Nathan Jao, Katherine Li, Sonya McNatt, Saanvi Pawa, James Snyder, Jonah Guerra (relay swimmer), Ryan Reynolds, Alec Jin, Rae Klosterman, Ryan Nichols, Megan Coates, Anika Pawa, Madeleine Stark, and Addison Winter.