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STATE CHAMPIONS!

2/18- After winning their last three sectional titles, the girls' swimming & diving team won their first MIAA division 2 state title by winning the last event of the evening, the 400 free relay.
 
The girls placed first in 5 of the 12 meet events. 
 
The girls started the meet out with a bang, breaking the state record in the 200 medley relay with the efforts of Julia Ali, Mary Buckley, Anna Jamieson, and Grace Ali.
 
Mary Buckley (2nd) and Maya Zukowski (13th) kept the points clicking in the 200IM. Anna Jamieson picked up another 2nd place in the 55m.
 
The Dragons took the lead midway through the meet when Julia Ali won back to back state titles winning the 100 fly and 100 free in successive races. Maya Zukowski gained more points with her 9th place finish in the 100 fly.
 
The 500 free brought 3 Dragons to the scoreboard with Julia Ali taking 3rd place, Mary Tonaszuck 15th place, and Maya Zukowski 17th place. The 100 back brought more points to the Dragons with Julia Ali placing 2nd and Anna Jamieson 6th. 
 
Mary Buckley won her second straight title in the 100 breast breaking the state record and also putting her in a position for All American status. Her time would have broken the current Boston University record.
 
This gave the Dragons a 30 point lead over Weston with just 2 events remaining; diving and the 400 free relay. However, Weston closed the gap with 3 divers placing and just 1 Dragon, Grace Zimmer. The teams entered the final event of the day in a dead heat, tied at 210 points.
 
The relay team that started the meet with a win (Buckley, Jamieson, Ali, & Ali) then ended the meet with a win to clinch the first swimming and diving state title in school history.



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