After competing in the Bobcat Invitational on Sunday, an event featuring more than 550 swimmers, four of the members of the Gilford swim team have qualified for the D II state championship meet.
Katie Gingrich, a senior, qualified at the Bobcat for both the 50 free at 27.75 and the 100 backstroke. She swam strong in the 100 free as well. Senior Chrissy Leach has not been able to compete this season due to an injury. Junior Rebecca Cook placed 2nd in two of her events at the Bobcat the 200 free and 100 free at 56.11 seconds. Her 100 back got her a third place for the day. Rebecca has qualified for states in 7 events. Owen Sanborn swam strong in the 100 free, 50 free and 100 fly. Autumn Bos tried her hand at the 200 IM requiring the use of all her hard work in stroke development throughout the season. She also achieved a best time in the 50 free. Laura Zakorchemny, a first year swimmer, achieved best times in both of her events the 50 and 100 free. Kaitlyn Egbert held strong in her 200 and 50 free, as she has all season. Sophomore Michael Hart swam his first 200 free this season with a 2:27.13 and a 50 free. Zoe Fullerton swam a 28.63 in the 50 free achieving best times in the 50 and 100 free. She tried the 100 butterfly for the first time and came in first in her heat. Kyle Davies dropped 3 seconds in his 100 free for a best time, with a best time in his 50 free as well . Beck McLean has recently been out with an injury and is hoping he will be able to return for the state championship. Freshman Olivia Morea swam strong in her 50 free, 10 butterfly, dropping 2 seconds off her 100 free time. Olivia will also be joining the two captains at states for the 50 free. Michele Young dropped 3 seconds off her 100 butterfly and 1 second off her 50 free. Katilyn Callahan came in first in her heat of the 50 free achieving a best time. She too applied her hard work at practice to trying the 100 butterfly.
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