The Fenwick swim team may not have won the meet against three-time defending state champ Rosary last week, but the Friars did come away with victories in three events. The team followed up that impressive performance by taking first at its own Dan O’Brien Relays on Saturday, while setting two meet records.
Against Rosary, Kelly Ryan, Haley Wickham, Veronica Gibson and Maureen Barron won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:51.55. Barron also came away with a win the 50-yard freestyle (25 seconds).
Sophomore Jackie Woods took first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.44.
The Friars lost to Rosary 97-65.
“It was fun to watch our girls step up and race the best,” said Fenwick head coach Renee Miller.
The Friars earned 215 points at the Dan O’Brien Relays. The 200-yard butterfly relay team of Tori Cooke, Haley Wickham, Mary Devereux and Veronica Gibson set a meet record with a time of 1:53.28. The 400-free relay team of Barron, Wickham, Gibson and Devereux made the record books with a time of 3:42.40.
The RB girls swim team fell to Oak Park last week 120-54, but finished with some impressive performances.
Amanda Gregus won both the 100 (57.83) and 200-yard freestyle (2:05.96) events.
The 200-yard relay team of Stephanie Sauer, Kate Walsh, Tori Burris and Gregus took first in 1:48.66.
Fenwick downed cross-town rival Oak Park 25-18, 25-20 on Thursday. Carriann Soukal finished with 15 digs in the win.
The Friars fell to St. Ignatius also last week 19-25, 15-25. Soukal finished with nine digs, while Jenna Vondrasek dished out 14 assists. Kelly Brennan had four kills and two solo blocks for Fenwick.
The Friars (4-3) pushed their Pepsi Showdown Tournament record to 2-1 last week by defeating Streamwood 2-1. The Friars lost to Oswego 1-0 in the second round.
In the first round, Fenwick edged Whitney Young 3-2 in penalty kicks. Regulation ended with the score tied 1-1. The teams battled it out during two scoreless overtime periods. Fenwick’s goal was scored by Charlie Cafaro, with an assist by Mark Finan. Goalkeeper Mike Jank saved to penalty kicks in the shootout.