Swimmers set 27 personal bests, defeat Seton


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Swim team loses their final meet of the season.

Sara Scheeser and Izzy Swanson

A total of 27 swimmers hit personal bests on Tuesday as the Baldwin boys and girls swimming teams both picked up wins in a meet against Seton-La Salle.

Junior Owen Pogany said Seton has a solid team, but Baldwin has a much bigger team, making it an easy win for both the boys and girls teams.

Sophomore Daniella Rigby agreed. 

“The team maintained a consistent streak of first-, second-, and third-place throughout the meet, with Seton’s boys securing only a couple first-place spots,” Rigby said. 

Pogany said senior Ava Russin stood out at the meet, achieving a personal best in the 100 fly. 

Rigby also scored a personal best in the 200 free. 

 “It felt nice to beat my own record, since the 200 free is an event I’m not that good at,” Rigby said.

In addition to much of the team achieving personal bests, Pogany said that the divers, Annabelle Herrle and Abbey Herrle, did a good job as well. 

Rigby agreed. 

“Annabelle tried a really hard dive and she got a decent score, so with more practice she’ll definitely improve and gain more confidence,” Rigby said. 

Pogany scored second in the 200 and 500. 

“I was really happy about it, and it was actually only my second meet back since I had Covid, so I think that I did pretty well considering I have not been able to practice much,” Pogany said. 

 The team’s next meet is against Mount Lebanon on Thursday. Rigby said that Lebo is a strong team, so she is excited to see everyone’s improvement since facing them last year. 

The girls’ record is currently 5-7, while the boys is currently 4-7.