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Sweet 16th!

November 13, 2018

This past weekend, the Fenwick Girls' Swimming Team won its 16th Sectional Championship in as many years, demonstrating female Friars' dominance in their home pool. Next up: the State Finals!


(Image courtesy of The Wednesday Journal/

The Fenwick Girls' Swim Team maintained its post-season dominance at home on Saturday by capturing its 16th straight IHSA Sectional Championship. "Congratulations to Coach [Renee] Miller and the Friar Girls' Swimming & Diving Team on this amazing run," praises Athletic Director, Mr. Scott Thies '99. "A lot of great coaches and student-athletes have contributed to this streak!"

On Saturday, the Friars posted 13 state-qualifying performances from 11 swimmers, including Ciara Mulcahy '19, who has come back from a serious, mid-season knee injury to advance in three events: the 100-meter Freestyle, the 200 Free Relay and the 400 Free Relay. The 2018 Friars won all three relay races and qualified in every individual event!


(Photo taken by Alexa Rogals, Wednesday Journal Staff Photographer.)

The relay-winning teams are:

200 Medley Relay - Katie Drumm, Perri Stahl, Lindsey Drumm, Paulina Correa

200 Free Relay - Paulina Correa, Blaire West, Ciara Mulcahy, Katie Drumm

400 Free Relay - Paulina Correa, Ryann Grasser, Ciara Mulcahy, Perri Stahl

Swimming with Mulcahy this weekend at the State Tournament in Evanston are fellow seniors and 50-meter freestyle "sprinters" Paulina Correa and Perri Stahl; Stahl also qualified for the 100 Breaststroke. Joining the three upper-classwomen are:


  • Katie Drumm (100 Butterfly)
  • Alyssa Sayatovic
  • Blaire West


  • Tatum Burek (200 Individual Medley & 500 Freestyle)
  • Angelina Cakuls (100 Backstroke)
  • Meredith Callahan


  • Lindsey Drumm (100 Butterfly)
  • Ryan Grasser (200 Freestyle)

Fenwick junior Katie Drumm competes in the 100-meter butterfly event. (Photo courtesy of Wednesday Journal/

Also finishing in the top six: Margaret Scudder (1 Meter Diving), VJ Venable (1 Meter Diving), Meredith Callahan (200 Free), Alyssa Sayatovic (200 IM and 100 Breast), Blaire West (100 Free), Ryann Grasser (500 Free) and Katie Drumm (100 Back).




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