Evanston senior Erin Long captured a pair of gold medals and led the Wildkit girls to a runnerup finish in the first ever virtual Central Suburban League South division championship swimming and diving meet held Friday at the 6 school pools.
Teams compared times during the regular season to determine the outcome of dual meet competition, and continued that pattern on Friday. No relay races were conducted.
Long turned in winning performances in the 200-yard freestyle --- repeating as the champ in that event in 1 minute, 53.93 seconds --- and the 100 freestyle in 52.99. She also won the 100 as a sophomore.
Evanston’s other individual champion was Lily Consiglio, who bounced back from a disappointing showing in the 2019 CSL South meet to dominate the 50 freestyle in a quick 24.20.
New Trier repeated as team champion with 301 points to 245 for ETHS. Next in order were Glenbrook North (177.5), Glenbrook South (72), Niles West (28.5) and Maine South (13).
Consiglio also contributed a 2nd place effort in the 100 butterfly (57.45) and a 3rd in the 100 backstroke (59.35). Samantha Rhodes placed 2nd in the 100 breaststroke, in 1:05.31, behind a record performance of 1:01.97 by New Trier’s Kaelyn Gridley, and also took 3rd in the 200 individual medley in 2:09.18.
Also scoring top 6 finishes for the Wildkits were Long, 4th in the 100 backstroke in 59.38; Jenna Wild, 4th in the 500 freestyle in 5:15.27; Mackenzie Tucker, 4th in the 100 freestyle in 54.17; Tucker, 5th in the 200 freestyle in 1:56.59; Natalie Long, 5th in the 50 freestyle (25.04) and 5th in the 100 freestyle (54.35); Caroline Chapon, 5th in the 100 butterfly (1:01.90) and 6th in the 200 IM (2:13.94); Tucker, 6th in the backstroke (1:00.75); and diver Lizzie Budde, 6th with 407.00 points.