Girls’ swimming dominates Bayside

Jessica Whaley, Staff Writer

Leading by 110 points, the girls’ swim team triumphed over Bayside High School on Tuesday in its second meet of the season, leaving both coaches and swimmers hopeful.

“At the beginning of the season I was really concerned because we lost a bunch of great senior swimmers,” sophomore Emily Dubec-Hunter said. “But with our second win so early in the season, I’m excited to see how we’ll do in the future.”

With winning on their minds, the swimmers built up the competitive energy in the pool and the stands. Parents and coaches yelled from the deck as the girls reached for the wall.

“We did really good, and I saw some improvement,” Coach Don Gornto said. “Bayside wasn’t exactly our toughest competition, but it’s great seeing improvement in starts and turns.”

The team kicked off to a good start and continued to rack up points throughout. Upcoming and improving underclassmen greatly helped the team earn points.

“Kristina Youngston continues to impress me, ” Coach Mike Rochelle said.