WPS Swimming & Diving Place Highest in States in School History
The WPS swimming & diving team completed their season at 1A States this past weekend. On the women’s side, 4 more school records were broken. The 200 yard medley relay, wwith senior Rafaela Rivero, Isabel Teixeira, Marcela Scaramuzza, and Lyndsey Huizenga, broke their own former school record by 3 seconds in prelims. They improved their time by another tenth that evening, with a time of 1:51.6 seconds, and moved up to 10th place from 11th overall. Scaramuzza went on to set the school record in the 100 yard butterfly, with a time of 59.56, finishing 20th. Additionally, she competed in the 100 yard breaststroke, finishing 12th overall with a time of 1:07.53. Huizenga competed in two individual events as well, breaking two more school records. The junior finished 5th in the 50 freestyle, with a sizzling time of 23.44, qualifying for USA Swimming Junior Nationals. In prelims, she set her third school record of the day in the 100 yard freestyle, swimming a 52.56. Senior diver Nina Fink finished out her WPS with an impressive 8th place finish in the 1-meter diving event. She is WPS most decorated female diver of all time, and will be missed in the years to come. The men’s team was represented by a single athlete, diver Ben Blizard. Blizard finished 2nd overall, with his points alone placing him 25th in the overall team scoring, out of 35.