Six athletes from the Daniel Hand Girls High School Swim Team competed in the CIAC CT Opens Championship Meet held at Yale University on November 17th. The girls had to place in the top 24 of all State Championship Meets (Class S, M, L, & LL) to qualify for Opens. The meet began with a very exciting swim off between Junior Coral McNary who swam with Hand but lives in Westbrook & Brooke Hendee of Wilton. The entire natatorium was focused on these two swimmers! Coral McNary won by .04 seconds with a time of 2:14.67 and was able to compete later in the meet for Hand and placed 23rd in the 200IM with a time of 2:18.74. Senior Marissa Rossi & junior Caroline Wolek competed in the 200 Freestyle. Wolek placed 16th (1:58.01) and Rossi placed 17th (1:58.03). The 200 Free Relay team of Rossi, Junior Annie Kennedy, Junior Grace Hesse, and Wolek, finished 19th (1:43.37). The 400 Free Relay team of Wolek, sophomore Alex Wagner, Hesse, & Rossi, finished 19th with at time of 3:47.31. Overall the Hand Girls Swim Team had a very successful season competing with no divers but still finishing 6th in Class L States.
Contributed by Deanna Hesse