After a fantastic conference meet two weeks, the Lady Hornet Swim Team outdid themselves at the Sectional meet this past weekend at Lyons Township with a perfect meet, recording 100% best times for the season. 5th place finishes were set by the 200 Medley relay of Cameran Frank, Brianna Veselik, Jess Ostrowska and Lily Bone, the 200 Free Relay of Emily Vollmar, Lily Bone, Jess Ostrowska and Maggie Dunford, the 400 Free Relay of Maggie Dunford, Emily Vollmar, Brianna Veselik and Cameran Frank, and Brianna Veselik in the 100 Fly. The girls sealed a 5th place team finish in a field of 15 teams and closed the book on a successful season.
Week of October 26th
This week brought much success for Hinsdale South Swimming. Lady Hornets finished 3rd on the varsity level and 4th on the frosh/soph level at the West Suburban Gold Division Conference Championships. Season best times were recorded nearly all events swam. As a whole, the Lady Hornets earned All-Conference honors in the 200 Medley Relay of Cameran Frank, Brianna Veselik, Jess Ostrowska, and Maggie Dunford, Cameran Frank in the 200 IM, Brianna Veselik and Jess Ostrowska in the 100 Fly, Emily Vollmar in the 500 Free, the 200 Free Relay of Emily Vollmar, Maggie Dunford, Lily Bone and Jess Ostrowska, and Brianna Veselik in the 100 Breast.
Brianna Veselik was Conference Champion in the 100 Fly.
The Lady Hornets will spend the next two weeks training for Sectionals.
Week of October 12th
This week the Lady Hornets traveled to Proviso West for a victory on both levels in our final dual meet of the season. On Saturday, we finished up our regular season with the Glenbrook South Relays. The team finished 8th and had a blast swimming. Senior Emily Adams stepped up for the Hornets in the halftime novelty event of “flip diving” and represented Hinsdale South with pride. Best times were posted by Molly McCabe, Lizzie Allen, Jacquelyn Haralamos, Gillian Allen, Maggie Dunford and Lily Bone. The Lady Hornets will have two weeks off from competition to train for the Conference meet. Come watch Hinsdale South swim and dive at Downers Grove South in the West Suburban Gold Conference Championship meet on October 30 and 31.
Week of October 5th
Lady Hornets Swimming had a tough loss against Leyden this Thursday losing 60-32 on Varsiy and 60-34 at the Frosh/Soph level. Top swims this week were recorded by Emily Vollmar, Cameran Frank and Gillian Allen. Saturday brought some excellent diving at the Glenbrook South/Hinsdale Central Invite. Becca Timko finished 25th,Alma Kozlica finished 18th and Kaitlin Hall finished 11th in a field of 35 divers competing in a college event format. This week the Lady Hornets travel to Proviso West on Thursday and to the Glenbrook South relay meet on Saturday.
Week of September 28th
This week started out with a non-conference loss to Lemont High School. Season best times were recorded by Freshman Devan Rospert, sophomore Briana Veselik and Junior Emily Vollmar. Thursday night was all about the Lady Hornet Seniors. In our final home meet of the season, the Lady Hornets faced off against Addison Trail/Willowbrook High School for our 3rd conference dual. The meet resulted in a loss for the Hornets, the highlight of the evening was our senior presentation. Congratulations to senior swimmers Jessica Ostrowska, Emily Adams, Molly McCabe, Anamarija Dimevska, Julia Nigohosian, Helena Gill, Becca Timko, Allee Lafond and Melissa Vargas. Next week the Lady Hornets face off against Proviso West on Thursday, and the divers start off the Glenbrook South Relay meet on Saturday.
Week of September 21st
This week was full of ups and downs for the Lady Hornets Swimming program. After a loss to Downers Grove South on Thursday, our Frosh/Soph team traveled to Lyons Township for their annual Frosh/soph Invite. Highlights from the LT Invite include sophomore divers Kaitlin Hall and Alma Kozlica finishing 2 and 5 respectively, followed by our swimmers achieving a total of 88% season best times. The team was led Saturday by sophomore Cameran Frank, with a personal best in the 200 IM. Other solid finishes include freshman Lily Bone, freshman Devyn Rospert, freshman Toby Lafond and sophomore Shannon Ferguson. The Lady Hornets travel to Lemont this Monday, and then host conference powerhouse Addison Trail/Willowbrook on Thursday for our Senior Night. Thursday night’s meet will be blackout night for the fans; come support Hinsdale South Swimming!
Week of September 14th
Following a big win against Morton Thursday with stand-out swims from Briana Veselik and Jess Ostrowska, the Varsity team traveled to Champaign for their annual Invitational. Hinsdale South’s own Kaitlin Hall (sophomore) placed first in diving, with Becca Timko (senior) finishing 5th. Junior Emily Vollmar placed 3rd in the 500 Free, while sophomores Briana Veselik and Cameran Frank placed 2nd and 4th respectively in the 200 IM. Veselik came back to finish 2nd again in the 100 Breast. Overall, the team finished 5th in a competitive field from the Champaign and surrounding areas. This week Hinsdale South hosts conference rival Downers Grove South on Thursday, and the Frosh/Soph team competes in the Lyons Township Invite on Saturday. Go Hornets!!!
Week of September 7th
Lady Hornet Swimming started out the week with a loss to Lockport High School Wednesday night. This puts our current record at 1-2 so far this season. The ladies rallied for some great speed practices on Thursday and Friday before the annual Hornet Invitational Friday and Saturday. Friday night featured diving, and sophomores Kaitlin Hall and Alma Kozlica represented the Varsity Hornets with 7th and 8th places respectively in a very competitive field. Emma Ruchala from Andrew High School broke a 29-year old record set by Hinsdale South’s own Val Lupa in 1986 with a total score for 11 dives of 470.70. Saturday’s swimming events were a success with Hornets posting many fast swims. The Lady Hornets finished in 9th place overall, with standout swims by Molly McCabe (100 Fly), Jess Ostrowska (50 Free and 100 Fly) and Freshman Maggie Dunford (50 Free). Briana Veselik posted a season best time in the 100 Breaststroke and Emily Vollmar and Cameran Frank led the team with rock solid swims in the their individual events and drove the team to some excellent relays splits. The Hornets begin their conference season this Thursday at home against Morton, and then travel to Champaign on Friday for the Champaign Centennial Invite. Go Hornets!
Week of August 31st
Just one contest this week: Stagg High School. After a narrow margin defeat, the girls (and coaches) were ecstatic. Stagg has a tradition of having some very strong swimmers. The key factor in a win for Hinsdale South this week was our 2nd and 3rd swimmers in each event. Despite having approximately 10 less swimmers per level than Stagg, we out swam them with the support of our 2 and 3 swimmers, resulting in W’s on both levels. Go Hornets!! The team worked extremely hard the rest of the week and those that were able to join in enjoyed a team breakfast on Saturday (thanks Blueberry Hill). Looking forward to swimming at Lockport this week; it will be a tough test for the Lady Hornets!
Week of August 24th
Girl’s Swimming had their first dual meet this week against non-conference Riverside Brookfield. After being up by 1 point heading into the final relay, Hinsdale South lost 86-81 on the varsity level. Junior Varsity girls lost as well. Standout swimmers on the varsity level were junior Emily Vollmar and Senior Molly McCabe this week. JV swimmers were led by sophomore Jacquelyn Haralamos posting an early season best time. Lady Hornet swimmers were back to work Wednesday and the rest of the week to be ready for Stagg High School (non-conference) coming up on Tuesday, September 1st at Hinsdale South with diving starting at 5pm. Swimming to follow immediately after.
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