Girls Swimmers Place 8th at State Championship

by | Feb 25, 2015

Audrey Brecher

Audrey Brecher was EG’s top scorer with 27 points.

By Allyson Hack

EG Girls scored 139 points with only 9 swimmers and placed 8th among 23 High Schools at RI State Swim Championship at Brown University last weekend. This was a follow up to their second place at Division II Championships and their tie for first place at dual meets with Narragansett and Lincoln schools throughout the season.

The East Greenwich girls won 12 medals overall. The top point scorer was freshman Audrey Brecher. She came in 4th place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:56.80 just missing out on 3rd place finish. Brecher also placed 7th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.16 picking up her second medal of the meet.


The relay team gets advice from Boys team swimmer (and volunteer timer) Timucin Marino before the race.

She was the top scorer for the team with 27 points, setting the pace for the rest of her team. The second top scorer was freshman Lauren Salvadore, she came in 9th place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.75 just missing out on a medal by 0.11 seconds and 6th place in 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:11.73, individually scoring 22 points for the team.

The Avengers continued to rack up points with sophomore Meghan O’Brien, who placed 8th in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 1:20.90. Freshman Selin Marino placed 14th with a time of 2.29.66. O’Brien continued with 9th place in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 1:03.18, individually scoring 20 points for the team.

Freshman Selin Marino took the 14th place in 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:48.92, individually scoring 6 points for the team alongside freshman Sylvie Hack, who placed 24th with a time of 6:09.77.

Senior Caroline DeCesare came in 23rd place in 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:01.90

Relay take off.

Relay take off.

Sophomore Maggie Rodrigue placed 29th in 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:26.30 and 33rd in 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:13.56  and Sylvie Hack came 25th in 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:13.59.

The EG girls did not stop there. Relay team Audrey Brecher, Lauren Salvadore, Selin Marino and Meghan O’Brian placed 5th in the 200-yard medley relay and 6th in the 400-freestyle relay.

The 200-freestyle relay with swimmers Sylvie Hack, Caroline Quinn, Brooke Anderson and Caroline DeCesare placed 12th, winning points for their team. Overall, it was a good meet for the EG Avengers.

Girls 200-yard Medley Relay (5th place with -0.95 improved time of 1:57.19)

Selin Marino (backstroke) 31.07
Lauren Salvadore (breaststroke) 32.07
Meghan O’Brien (butterfly) 32.34
Audrey Brecher (freestyle) 21.71

Sylvie Hack in the 200 Free

Sylvie Hack in the 200 Free

Girls 400-yard Freestyle Relay (6th place with -4.58 improved time of 3:49.34)

Audrey Brecher 55.53
Selin Marino 59.91
Meghan O’Brien 56.97
Lauren Salvadore 56.93

Girls 200-yard Freestyle Relay (12th place with -2.22 improved time of 1:55.32)

Caroline Quinn 30.57
Brooke Anderson 28.03
Sylvie Hack 28.11
Caroline DeCesare 28.61

EG Swim Team Qualifiers/Relay Selected Swimmers:

Selin Marino swimming backstroke in 200 IM

Selin Marino swimming backstroke in 200 IM

Audrey Brecher (freshman)
Lauren Salvadore (freshman)
Meghan O’Brien (sophomore)
Selin Marino  (freshman)
Sylvie Hack  (freshman)
Maggie Rodrigue (sophomore)
Caroline DeCesare (senior)
Brooke Anderson (junior)
Caroline Quinn (junior)


Editor’s Note: My thanks to Ebru Berk Marino, parent and swim official, for submitting the information about the meet, and to Jason Hack, parent, for the photos.


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