The Gill St. Bernard’s girls’ swim team improved to 2-0 after defeating Somerville, 95-74, on Wednesday, December 11th.
Earning the victory was a complete team effort, with many swimmers performing season-best times. Leading the way for Gill were senior Becca Michaels, and sophomore sisters Maddie and Olivia Soultanian. Michaels finished first in the 200 individual medley (2:19.84) and 100 backstroke (1:05.31), Maddie Soultanian won the 50 (26.81) and 100 (59.67) freestyles, while Olivia Soultanian was victorious in the 200 (2:19.38) and the 500 (6:56.75) freestyles. Also earning her first individual win of her career was sophomore Annie Chowansky in the 100 butterfly (1:14.80).
Michaels, the Soultanian twins, and junior Laura Howard also teamed up to take first in the 200 (1:52.88) and 400 (4:20.16) freestyle relays.
“All of the girls swam exceptionally well in this meet, and they really made a statement by not only winning, but by winning by over 20 points,” said head coach Nolan Silbernagel. “Somerville is a very good team, and they train in the same pool as we do, creating a friendly rivalry between the programs, and it was great to come out on top.”
The Knights jump back into the pool against Voorhees on Wednesday, December 18th
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful, and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.