Tanners Swimming & Diving Opens Season with Win Over Lynn English 88-78
Tanners Swimming and Diving won their home opener this evening at the Torigian Family YMCA with a score of 88-78 over Lynn English.
Bella Forte won diving with a score of 159.30, with teammate Avery Langone ranking third (137.7).
Tanner swimmers won all three relays, with all-girl 200 Medley Relay of Cana and Michaelena Teague, Sophia Medina, and Stephanie McLean qualifying for sectionals.
All-male team of Roman Bukhovko, Jack Frithsen, Jonathan Atwood, and William Connolly took home the win in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Bukhovko and Atwood were accompanied by Anthony Minichillo and Jared Alphen to win the remaining 400 Freestyle Relay.
Individual event winners include Connolly (200 IM and 100 Fly), Minichillo (50 and 100 Free), and Michaelena Teague (100 Breaststroke). Teague’s time of 1:12.56 qualifies her for sectionals and states, in addition to her sectionals-qualifying 200 IM (2:25.02). Cana Teague will join her at sectionals, individually qualifying with a 1:06.26 in the 100 Fly.
“This was a great first meet of the season for both teams. We saw that the athletes are really putting the work into their sport, after only practicing for about two weeks,” said Coach Maureen Shea about her seventh season coaching the Peabody team. “The league has grown this year and this is a nice start to our season”.
The Tanners swim again this Friday the 15th in Somerville, at 4:00.