Sports in a Minute: Triton girls swimming wins second straight CAL Open title

Courtesy PhotoMembers of the Triton girls swim team who will be heading to Sectionals, and captains. Left to right: Kali Vetree, Maura Gawrys, Juliet Sparks, Amanda Davies, Liz Sutton, Rylee Lucia (Captain), Caroline Cullen (Captain), Maggie Summit (Captain).

CAL Open champs!

For the second straight year, the Triton girls swim team captured the CAL Open championship, placing first out of seven teams with 542 points in Sunday morning’s meet. Maggie Summit led the way for the Vikings, earning CAL Swimmer of the Year honors while helping set four new CAL records. Summit won the 200 IM (2:10.72) and 100 backstroke (58.15) while leading the 200 medley (1:54.66) and 400 free relays (3:48.82) to first place finishes. 

Liz Sutton and Maura Gawrys, both Pentucket students, also enjoyed standout days for the Vikings. Sutton won the 200 (2:00.82) and 500 freestyles (5:20.44) while Gawrys won the 50 freestyle (26.25) and 100 butterfly (1:02.13), and both were also a part of each of Triton’s record-setting relay teams, as were Amanda Davies and Caroline Cullen. The 200 freestyle relay team of Juliet Sparks, Davies, Kali Vetree and Cullen also took first place (1:40.82).

Boys place fourth

The Triton boys swim team also had a solid showing at the CAL Open, finishing fourth overall out of seven teams with 274 points, just 1.5 points behind third place Masconomet. Pentucket’s Josh Thibeau won the league title in the 100 freestyle (51.47) and placed second in the 50 freestyle (23.52), and he was part of two top-three relay teams. The 200 medley relay of Grayson Fountain, Alex Kelleher, Thibeau and Jared Picciano placed second (1:54.93) and the 200 freestyle relay of Fountain, Picciano, Kelleher and Thibeau placed third (1:40.82). Fountain also placed third in the 100 freestyle (55.05). 

On to Sectionals

This coming weekend the Triton boys and girls swim teams will compete in the North Sectional Meet at MIT. The following swimmers have qualified and will be participating in the meet. The girls sectional qualifiers are: Caroline Cullen, Amanda Davies, Maura Gawrys, Juliet Sparks, Maggie Summit, Liz Sutton, and Kali Vetree. For the boys, Grayson Fountain, Josh Thibeau, Jared Picciano and Alex Kelleher will become the first boys in program history to compete at Sectionals.

Going for 1,000

Tonight Georgetown basketball star Hunter Lane is expected to become the seventh athlete in school history to score 1,000 career points when his team hosts Lynnfield at Georgetown High School. Lane needs 12 points to reach 1,000 for his career, which would make him the first Georgetown boy to reach the milestone since Randy Rogers in 1992.

Flores hired

As has been widely reported, Patriots defensive playcaller Brian Flores has been officially hired as the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins. The team made the announcement on Monday afternoon, less than a day after Flores’ defense turned in a masterful performance to shut down the Los Angeles Rams and win Super Bowl LIII.

“To be a head coach in this league is a dream come true, to be head coach of the Miami Dolphins is a dream come true,” Flores told Dolphins media after the hire. “This is a great organization with a great history, with a great fan base and I’m excited to be here.”


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