The Fenwick girls swim team geared up to host its sectional meet on Nov. 10 by sweeping the Metro Catholic Aquatics Conference Meet. It marked the first time in school history that Fenwick has placed first at the meet.

The Friars garnered a score of 397, while Loyola finished with a distant 376.5 for second and St. Ignatius 297 to round out third in the field of 14 schools.

Fenwick sophomore Mimi Schneider won the 100 butterfly (56.55 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (57.26).

The 200 freestyle relay team of Schneider, Maggie Sheean, Paulina Kaminski, and Haley Wickham took first in 1:37.82. Kierston Farley Sepe, Wickham, Schneider and Colleen Barron won the 200 medley relay with a meet record time of 1:47.87.

“We had some very good swims and are very excited looking forward to sectionals and state,” said Fenwick head coach Renee Miller.

Fenwick also dominated at the frosh/soph and junior varsity levels, marking the first time in conference history that a school has swept the meet.

The Friars, who rolled through the regular season with eight first-place finishes, will host the Oak Park Sectional – which also includes rival OPRF and Trinity – on Nov. 10, beginning with diving at 9 a.m. followed by swimming at 1 p.m.

-Brad Spencer