Patriots Sweep Relays in Victory Over Pennington School

PENNINGTON — The Germantown Academy girls swimming and diving team started the 2017-18 season on a high note, defeating The Pennington School, 109-61.

Head Coach Jeff Thompson said that he thought the team did a great job and that he thought they were outstanding.

While he was pleased with the outcome, he did not expect it to be at such a large margin.

“Both of our teams are good,” Thompson said. “We’re young, but we’re talented. Our team is pretty good.”

In addition to winning every relay event, the Patriots placed first in six different events.

Emma Atkinson ’20 placed first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.96. Alana Andress ’20 finished in second, swimming a time of 1:57.79.

Emily Thompson ’19 swam 2:17.35 in the 200 IM and took first in that event. She also placed first in the 500 free with a time of 5:20.08.

Caroline Antonacio ’21 finished first in the 50 free with a time of 26.38. Erin Merke ’19 took first in the 100 fly and 100 backstroke with times of 1:01.17 and 1:03.07 respectively.

The 200 medley relay team of Atkinson, Riley Gobora ’18, Merke and Emily Morrissey ’19 swam 1:52.24 for first place. The 200 free relay was made up of Alana Andress ’20, Gobora, Merke and Morrisey and swam a first-place time of 1:44.23. The last event — the 400 free relay — was also won by Germantown Academy. The team of Andress, Atkinson, Thompson and Caroline Osman’18 swam a time of 3:46.88.

The Patriots will return to the pool on Dec. 9 for the Hill Relays at The Hill School.

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