The 2018 GameTimeCT All-State Girls Swimming Team. Compiled by Dave Fierro. Photos by Hearst Connecticut Media, Mathieu Family. Designed by Pete Paguaga.
Swimmer of the Year
Stats: The sophomore standout won the 200 individual medley at the State Open Championships in 1:59.57, then finished first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.75. Lynch also competed on the Cardinals’ 400 freestyle relay team which garnered the first-place medal at the Open (3:28.24) and the 200 medley relay squad, which placed second 1:45.15. The Class LL Championships saw her win the 200 IM in a state-record time of 1:59.30 and the 100 breaststroke (1:02.28). Her 200 medley relay squad took second at the LL competition (1:47.01) and the 400 freestyle relay won the title in 3:29.33. Lynch won the FCIAC title in the 200 IM in an conference record clocking of 2:01.55 and she finished first in the 100 freestyle (51.34). She anchored the 400 freestyle relay team, which took first in 3:31.28. Her Greenwich team won the State Open, FCIAC and Class LL team titles.
Stats: Cripps placed second in the 100-yard butterfly at the State Open championships with a time of 56.04 seconds and placed third in the 50 freestyle in 23.86. She was the champion in both events at the Class S championships (100 butterfly, 56.02, 50 freestyle, 24.05). The NVL Championships saw Cripps win both the 50 freestyle (23.93) and 100 butterfly (56.36) in meet and league-record times on her way to winning the meet’s Most Outstanding Swimmer award.
Up next: She will swim at Seton Hall University next year.
Stats: A senior, DeJesus produced second-place finishes in the diving event at the State Open (488.10) and the Class M finals (466.30).
Stats: The junior had a first-place finish in the 200 individual medley at the Class M finals (2:06.46) and was the winner in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.63). She took third in the 200 IM at the State Open Championships (2:05.74) and was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.44). She was part of North Haven’s winning Class M medley relay team and 200 freestyle relay squad. At the SCC Championships, Gambardella was the 200 IM winner (2:06.63) and the 100 breaststroke champion (1:03.29).
Stats: A senior, Healy was the 100-yard butterfly winner at the State Open (55.47). She posted a second-place finish in the 50 freestyle (23.70) at the Open and swam the anchor leg in the Wreckers’ championship 200 freestyle relay (1:36.75). Healy had a first-place finish in the 50 freestyle at the Class LL finals (23.76) and placed first in the 100 butterfly (55.15). She anchored the 200 freestyle relay squad, which won the event in a LL record-time of 1:36.42. At the FCIAC Championships, Healy set a conference record in winning the 100 butterfly (54.91) and placed first in the 50 freestyle (23.39). Her 200 freestyle relay squad established an FCIAC record with a winning time of 1:36.29.
Stats: The junior was the Class LL champion in the 100 backstroke (56.28) and was the runner-up in the meet in the 200 individual medley (2:05.18). She was part of the Wreckers’ 200 freestyle relay team, which captured the first-place medal at the Class LL finals (1:36.42). At the State Open, Hunter finished second in the 100 backstroke in 55.48 and competed on the winning 200 freestyle relay team (1:36.75). Hunter posted a first-place finish in the 100 backstroke at the FCIAC finals (56.09) and was second in the 200 IM. She led off the team’s 200 medley relay squad, which won the FCIAC title.
Samantha Kim, Weston: A senior, Kim placed third at the State Open competition in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.89) and was fourth in the 200 IM (2:05.91). She was the Class S champion in both the 200 IM (2:04.50) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.48).
Stats: The senior won the State Open title in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:50.80 and placed first in the 500 freestyle at the State Open in 4:55.12. At the Class M Championships, she earned first-place medals in the 200 (1:51.07) and 500 freestyle events (4:55.91).
Up next: She will swim at the University of Florida.
Stats: A sophomore, Murphy captured the State Open title in the 50-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 23.51 seconds. She also claimed the first-place medal in the 100 freestyle (51.36) at the State Open. At the Class L finals, Murphy touched the wall first in the 50 freestyle (24.14) and 100 freestyle (51.44). Murphy anchored the Rams’ 400 freestyle relay team that took first in 3:31.70 at the Class L meet. The SCC Championships saw Murphy win the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.07).
Stats: The sophomore captured the State Open title in the 100 backstroke (55.48) and placed third in the 50 freestyle (52.22). Pappas led off Weston’s 200 medley relay team, which finished first at the Open in 1:44.28. She won the 100 backstroke in a Class S record time of 55.49 and placed first in the 100 freestyle (52.35). With Pappas swimming the first leg, Weston won the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay at the Class S finals.
Stats: The senior posted first-place finishes in both the 200 freestyle (1:52.17) and the 500 freestyle (5:00.34) at the Class LL finals. At the State Open Championships, Turner took second in the 200 freestyle (1:51.01) and 500 freestyle (4:59.79). Turner was the 200 freestyle champion at the FCIAC finals (1:51.29).
Stats: The junior captured the State Open diving championship, totaling 530.55 points. Prior to the Open competition, she placed first on the 1-meter board at the Class L finals (521.85).
|Maddie Bergin||North Haven||Soph.|
|Claire Kehley||Lauralton Hall||Fr.|