Not only did the Silver Lake girls’ swimming team have a state champion this season, but she was able to even outdo her performance from last year.
Last weekend, the Lakers girls competed at the Division 1 state meet at Boston University. Unsurprisingly, another year meant another excellent performance for senior Madison Milbert and the rest of the team.
Milbert’s performance was the one that stood out most, of course. This is because she won the 100 backstroke last season and was able to defend her title. Not only this, but she improved her time. After a 56.99 second win last season, she finished the same event in 56.21 seconds this time around while also improving her performance in another event. She also won the 200 individual medley (2:04.99), adding to her already impressive legacy in the Silver Lake swim program. She will be attending the US Naval Academy in the fall where she will also be swimming at the Division 1 level.
Albeit Milbert is gone after this season, there is a good chance the Lakers have another state champion in the future in Alexa Connors. The sophomore excelled in the state meet as she came up with second place finishes in both the 200 freestyle (1:51.47) and in the 500 freestyle (4:56.31). She still has two more years to grow and develop as a swimmer, so reaching that feat is a definite possibility.
Connors and Milbert were also crucial parts of the team’s 200 medley relay team (1:53.72) which earned a third place finish. Junior Katherine Morrissey and senior Sarah Brockway also provided key legs on the relay team, helping them enjoy that immense success all season long.
Overall, it was a strong outing from the Lakers; they earned a seventh place finish at the state meet, garnering 135 points in total.