The Fenwick girls swim team capped off a difficult season by finishing second at the IHSA State Meet held at New Trier High School in Winnetka on Saturday.
The Friars, who had to deal with the death of Fenwick Aquatics Director Dave Perry of cancer in September and were without a home pool for two key weeks last month because of safety code violations pertaining to drains, marked the best finish at state in school history by garnering 162 points, just 15 less than New Trier’s first-place finish.
Fenwick won five events outright, including the 400-yard freestyle. Paulina Kaminski, Haley Wickham, Maureen Barron and Mimi Schneider took first in 3:25.22, a new state record. The same group swam off to first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.04.
Schneider and Kaminski, both sophomores, had a busy day for the Friars. Schneider helped the 200-medley relay team, also consisting of Maggie Sheean, Wickham and Barron, finish first in 1:43.39. She also won the 100-yard butterfly in 53.57 seconds.
Kaminski took first in the 100-yard breaststroke, timing out at 1:03.96, while Wickham finished fourth in 1:04.81. She took seventh overall in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:05.87.
Rosary, the team Fenwick defeated earlier in the season to break an 11-year dual meet win-streak, finished third with 136.5 points.