Girls Swim Advances to State

Rebecca Farber, Kylie Mears , Emily Hennessy, and Lily Hunt celebrate their 6th place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. (photo credit / WV Girls Swim & Dive)

NAPERVILLE – The youth of Waubonsie Valley’s girls swim team stepped up this weekend, sending two individuals and three relay teams to IHSA State, to go along with an 8th place finish at IHSA Sectionals at Neuqua Valley High School.

Individually, junior Emily Hennessy finished sixth in the 100-yard butterfly with a :58.15. In the 100-yard backstroke, junior Rebecca Farber finished 8th in :58.32.

Three relay teams finished in the top 8, starting with 200-yard medley. Junior Keili Holt, sophomore Lauren Lee, junior Lily Hunt and Farber finished 7th in 1:48.53. The 200-yard freestyle team, consisting of Farber, freshman Kylie Mears, Hennessy and Hunt. finished sixth in 1:36.52. Finally, the 400-yard freestyle team, consisting of Farber, Mears, sophomore Lauren Lee and Hunt, advanced to state, finishing 8th in 3:32.72.

IHSA State finals are Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 at New Trier High School in Winnetka.