Highlighted by Kate Hazlett’s record-setting swim, Greenwich Academy showed how talented a team it is during the first day of the 2019 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday evening.
Greenwich Academy is fourth in the team standings among 28 female teams at the competition, which is regarded as one of the premier prep school swimming and diving meets in the country. The Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships is being held at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.
Hazlett, who will continue her swimming career at Harvard University in the fall, swam to a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle for GA.
A senior, Hazlett registered an all-American automatic time of 22.87 seconds in the 50 freestyle on Friday, a performance that set an Eastern Interscholastic meet record. Sydney Kang of Phillips Exeter Academy was second in the 50 freestyle in 23.68.
In the 200-yard medley relay, Claire Michalik, Ashley Hu, Kate Brush and Hazlett combined to place third with a time of 1:46.36. Michalik, a sophomore, finished fourth in the 200 freestyle in 1:51.56.
The Gators’ 200-yard freestyle relay team of Michalik, Avery Sammons, Hutton Saunders and Hazlett combined for a third-place time of 1:36.57.
Brush, a senior, was 11th in the 100-yard butterfly (58.65) and freshman Hutton Saunders finished 11th in the 200 individual medley (2:09.89).
Greenwich Academy is in fourth place in the female team standings with 216.5 points. William Penn Charter School leads the way with a team total of 302 points.
The Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships concluded Saturday night with the second half of the meet.