Sabers Swim to States



By Emma Richards

Photos by Samantha Uurtamo


Souhegan swimmers are off to a great start this season. After a meet at Keene on December 6th, one in Goffstown on the 13th, and last weekend at the Ice Breaker Invitational at UNH, eleven Souhegan swimmers qualified for events at the NHIAA Division 2 State Championships. Swimmers qualify for events at Championships by swimming under a certain time limit during regular season meets. Listed below are the swimmers who qualified for events during the month of December. More Souhegan swimmers can qualify at each meet, so more qualifiers will be recognized at the end of each month of the regular swim season, prior to states.

From the Girl’s Team, led by captains Jessica Redd and Mary Rego:

Name Grade Event(s) Qualified
Amanda Jordan Freshman 100m Butterfly


Alexa Leary Freshman 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medly, 500 Freestyle


Isabella Geskos Sophomore 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medly, 50m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke


Vivien Merryfield Sophomore 200m Freestyle


Tess White Junior 200 Individual Medly, 100m Butterfly, 500m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke


Mary Rego Senior(Captain) 200m Freestyle, 200m Indivdual Medly, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke


Jessica Redd Senior(Captain) 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle



From the Boy’s Team, led by captains Drew Whitney and Tom Lipkin:


Name Grade Event(s) Qualified
Connor Donogue Freshman 220m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medly, 100m Butterfly, 500m Freestyle, 100m Breastsroke, 100m Backstroke


Garett Earley Senior 200m Freestyle, 500 Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle


Tom Lipkin Senior(Captain) 200m Freestyle, 200 Individual Medly, 500m Freestyle, 100m Breststroke


Andrew Whitney Senior(Captain) 100 Backstroke, 500m Freestyle



Congratulations to all who qualified in the month of December! States takes place on February 11th, 2017 at the University of New Hampshire. Good luck to the Sabers Swim Teams as they continue their regular season and to the swimmers going to State Championships!