Swimming and Diving
The Tartans swept The Webb Schools in the final league dual meet of the season with wins for both boys and girls varsity swim. Thanks to senior swimmers CeCe Xu, Justina Brandt and Claire Kim turning in season-best performances, St. Margaret's finished with a 102-76 win in the girls events. Every member of the team scored points in the win. Heidi Tufo earned swimmer of the meet for a first-place finish in the 100 fly and earned CIF consideration with a personal best time of 1:06.48. Zoe Reynolds also swam her best time and crushed the CIF consideration time, swimming a 2:21.59.
The Tartans’ outstanding divers, Celeste Taylor and Kate Taylor, swept the 1m diving events with impressive in-season scores.
On the boys side, the Tartans secured a 59-49 victory, led by team captain Charlie Whiting who swam a strong 500 free to win. Daneel Polakoff clinched a win in the 100 fly and swam his best time, earning a CIF consideration. Matthew Farhadian and Levon Alyanakian swept the sprint free events in the 50 and 100, finishing first and second in both.
Swimmer of the meet Alejandro Turnbull turned in an individual win in the 100 breast and a strong contribution in the winning medley relay.
St. Margaret's rallied back from second and third set losses to eventually defeat visiting Pacifica Christian 3-2 Thursday evening.
The Tartans were led by Reed Wainright (22 kills, 13 digs), Nick Saunders (15 kills), Russell Frye (10 kills) and Max Maryott (24 digs).
"After we lost both the second and third sets by close scores, I wasn't sure how we would respond," said senior libero Max Maryott. "but I'm so proud of the way our team bounced back, battled together as a unit, and closed out the match with high intensity, attention to detail, and great teamwork."
"It was a hard-fought battle, and our team had to dig deep to find that drive to win in the fourth and fifth set," said senior outside hitter Nick Saunders. "I'm very thankful to be a part of this team as the seniors narrow down to their last few games in this program."