Wahconah's Field, Monument Girls Excel at State Swim Meets

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BOSTON -- Wahconah swimmer Ellie Field posted two top-four finishes on Saturday at the State Division 2 Championships at Boston University.
Meanwhile, at the D1 meet, the Monument Mountain girls placed 11th in the team competition behind a fifth-place finish from freshman Asa Stone.
Field, a Hoosac Valley senior on the Wahconah cooperative team, placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.47 seconds, less than a second behind champion Andrea Wei (23.56) of Hopkinton.
In the 100 free, Field finished third with a time of 53.81. The title went to Weston's Jacey Hinton in 51.10.
Field's performances put Wahconah in the top half of the team competition. She gave the school 31 points, good for 20th place among 43 teams earning points. The team championship went to Duxbury with 323 points, well ahead of second-place Weston (181).
Pittsfield sent two swimmers to the D2 girls meet.
Szofia Lewis placed 20th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:12.67, lowering her seed time by more than 1.5 seconds.
In the 200 free, Pittsfield's Jordan Bradford placed 28th (2:07.00).
In the D1 meet, also at BU, Stone placed fifth in the 100 butterfly with a time of 59.27, shaving more than half a second off her seed time. The 100 fly was won by Hingham's Katherine Connolly in 55.57.
Stone, a freshman, also pointed in the 100 backstroke, coming in ninth in 1:00.98, four seconds behind winner C. Madison Milbert of Silver Lake (56.21).
Monument's Olivia Raifstanger scored in the 100 breaststroke by placing 11th in 1:11.03, nearly 2.5 seconds faster than her seed time. Megan Kramer of Bridgewater-Raynham won the event in 1:06.79.
The Spartans earned points in all three relays.
Raifstanger and Stone teamed with Aubrey Blanchard and Joyrdyn Louison to finish eighth in the 200 medley relay in 1:55.85. Westford Academy's quartet won in 1:48.67.
In the 200 free relay, Louison, Olivia Rubino, Anna Rubino and Blanchard placed 14th, coming home in 1:45.38. The event was won by westford Academy in a meet record time of 1:37.40.
Monument Mountain was 10th in the 400 free relay. Anna Rubino, Olivia Rubino, Stone and Blanchard teamed to finish in 3:48.33. Westford Academy won that relay in 3:35.95.
Westford Academy also swamped the field in the team race with 445 points. Concord-Carlisle led the rest of the field with 166. Monument, in 11th out of 36 teams scoring points, finished with 70 points.
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