Published DateThe Inter-Lakes High School swim team headed to UNH to swim in the 2013 Bobcat Invitational over the weekend. Competing against a field of over 500 swimmers, Inter-Lakes tried hard to make a mark.
Sarah Sundius was able to swim into eighth place in the 50 yard Freestyle (27.50), sixth place in the 100 yard Butterfly (1:09.34), and ninth place in the 200 yard individual medley (2:31.47). Achieving new personal best times in all three events, her performance translated into qualifying times for the state meet in the butterfly and IM events.
Ben Jaques also had a great day, significantly dropping his times. Starting out in the 50 yard freestyle, he dropped 1.64 seconds for a new time of 27.43, then in the 100 yard Freestyle event, dropping 2.5 seconds, he achieved a new time of 1:03.11. His final swim of the day was the 100 yard backstroke, trying to make a State Championship time cut, he swam 1:11.03, dropping 5.48 seconds and just missing the cut by .04 seconds.
For Pauline Donaldson, the event was her first large invitational. Swimming against 187 women in the 50 yard Freestyle, according to coach Marilee Sundius, "she said she 'would do her best' and that is what she did!"
The Laker swimmers will head down the Goffstown for their last team meet of the season on Thursday.