December 3rd, 2010

Assumption Swims to First Win of the Season

Sarah Newell

CSN Staff Writer

Assumption Swims to First Win of the Season
photo by Sarah Menefee

Stewart Leads Double Victory for Rockets

Senior Carolyn Stewart helped guide her Assumption Rockets to victory in the school's first meet of their season. The team celebrated a double victory against Louisville Collegiate School 109-58 and Ballard 136-24 at Ralph Wright Natatorium Friday night.

“I felt pretty good tonight. Overall I had solid swims. I just try to the best I can for our team each meet,” said Stewart. “We have a good season ahead of us. It’s the first meet of the season, and I just like being back around all the girls.”

Stewart took home a win in everything she swam this evening. Her events included the 200 Yard Individual Medley with a time of 2:20.97, and the 100 Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:03.61. She also swam in Assumption’s winning 200 Yard Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay. 

Other highlights of the night for Assumption included senior Michelle Gasior’s victories in the 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 2:00.55 and 100 Yard Butterfly with a time of 1:00.62. Gasior also swam on the winning relays with Stewart.

Head Coach Julie May, who is in her 6th season with the Rockets, said she is excited about the girls' performance.

“We swam well tonight. I think our sprints looked the best overall. We’ve been working on those in practice lately,” said May. “In practice, junior Emily Glavinos is helping to motivate the other girls.  We will continue to work on our starts and turns moving forward.”

Assumption won fourth place last year in the Kentucky High School State Competition. Stewart added that her focus is on the end of the year because she knows the team has potential to make things happen.

“We finished fourth with four people last year. I think we can improve that this year. I’m hoping for the best,” added Stewart.

Assistant Coach Brad Parks added that in order to finish well at state this year, the girls have to focus on Regionals.

“We just have to get the girls to qualify for the second day at Regionals," said Parks. "That’s a goal for the season."

May added that she looks forward to the rest of the season, and she feels comfortable in the leadership on the team.

Said May: “I’m very optimistic. We have a strong group of seniors leading this team, and they all support one another. It’s a great group.”



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