Monday, November 19, 2012
Sims, a junior, broke a pool record in the 100-yard freestyle, leading the Trojans to a sixth-place finish at the IHSA swimming and diving finals.
Downers Grove North junior Gabby Sims won her second individual state title in dramatic fashion Saturday, breaking the pool record in the 100-yard freestyle at the IHSA girls swimming and diving finals in Evanston. Sims posted a pool-record 49.57 in the freestyle final—the second-fastest time ever swum at a state meet. She also became one of only four swimmers in Illinois history to break the 50-second mark at a state meet, according to mom Janice Sims. Gabby Sims finished second in the 100-yard backstroke (54:02), the event she won last year. Finishing first was Glenbrook South senior Olivia Smoliga (51.43), who also won the 50-yard freestyle (21.99). Going into Saturday's final, Sims was ranked first in the 100-yard freestyle and second …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Following their record-setting performance at the York sectional last week, the girls swim and dive team will compete in 11 events at the state meet at Evanston High School on Friday and Saturday.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The girls swim and dive team qualified 12 individuals and relays in 11 events for the state meet at Evanston High School on Friday and Saturday.
The Downers Grove North girls swim and dive team will compete at the IHSA state championships after a record-setting performance at the York sectional Saturday. The Trojans won five individual events and three relays, and broke five pool records to win the sectional with 290 points. A total of 12 individuals and three relays qualified for the state meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Evanston Township High School. Juniors Gabby and Maddy Sims and sophomores Emily Albrecht and Daria Wick teamed up to beat the pool record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:44.42. Senior Hannah Kaufmann, sophomore Gaby Serniute, Albrecht and Wick set a new pool record in the 200 freestyle relay with at time of 1:37.61. Gabby and Maddy Sims, …