Greenwich Academy certainly showed it was among the elite teams at the 2019 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships.
Behind numerous standout performances at the prestigious two-day meet, Greenwich Academy placed an impressive fourth in the female team standings out of 31 squads at the Eastern Swimming Championships, held at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.
GA amassed a team total of 419.5 points. William Penn Charter School placed first with 541 team points, followed by Episcopal Academy (521) and Germantown Academy (420).
Kate Hazlett, followed a record-setting first day of swimming for GA at the meet, by winning the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday. Hazlett clocked in at 50.17 seconds — an all-American time. She broke the meet record in the 50-yard freestyle on Friday, touching the wall in an all-American showing of 22.87 seconds.
Sophomore Claire Michalik placed second in the 100 freestyle for GA, posting a time of 52.58. In the 500-yard freestyle, senior Kate Brush finished 12th for the Gators in 5:10.03. Teammate Hutton Saunders was right behind her (13th, 5:10.76).
The 100-yard backstroke was also held at the championship meet on Saturday and GA senior Emmy Sammons finished 10th with a time of 59.26.
The 100 breaststroke saw sophomore Ashley Hu register a fourth-place time of 1:05.3. Greenwich Academy’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Madeleine Holder, Elizabeth Xia, Avery Sammons and Saunders capped the second and final day of the meet on Saturday with a fourth-place finish (3:37.01).