University competes in swim meet against Northwood

Ellie Hanssler, Staff Writer 

Girls Swim fell to Northwood in their meet this past Wednesday, losing with an overall score of 95-75.
“Northwood swim was really strong, but I think Uni girls put up a great fight, ”sophomore Ira Chaturvedi said.
In the first event of the meet, the 200 Medley Relay,  University lost by two seconds, finishing the race with a 1:56.04 in comparison to Northwood’s 1:54.40. The team was comprised of freshmen Alexandra Lindenberg and Mirabella Levine, sophomore Isabella Pagano and junior Katherine Weiland. In the 200 Free, Lindenberg won with a time of 2:01.51 and Chaturvedi came in third with her time of 2:11.5.
“Uni put up an amazing fight at the Northwood meet. We may have not won, but we still gave it our all. A lot of us pulled new best times, which is amazing,” Lindenberg said.
Lindenberg also placed second in the 100 Back with a time of 1:03.77.
Notably, freshman Annika Nie placed second in the 100 Free with a time of 57.35, and sophomore Chloe Johansson placed third in the 500 Free with her time of 5:55.72. Nie once again placed second in the 50 Free, finishing with her time of 25.48. In the 100 Fly, Pagano placed second, and in the 100 Breast, Levine placed first.
In the 200 IM, University was represented by Weiland, freshman Jean Meyer, and sophomore Kristina Yan, taking third, fourth, and fifth in the race. University also placed second in both the 200 Free Relay and the 400 Free Relay.
“We went into the meet knowing that it would be a hard meet to win and that it would all be determined by the last relay, but by the ending of the meet as most of us were super tired, we just tried our best and pushed through,” Nie, a member of the 400 Free Relay team, said.
“We did better than I expected. At some point, we were two points behind Northwood. I saw a lot of improvements and I am very proud of [my team],” senior Yuuri Yokishawa said.
Girls Swim’s next meet will take place next Wednesday, March 27, at 3:00 against Portola High School.