Hanover boys, girls finish second at state swim meet

Staff Report

Published: 02-13-2023 11:22 AM

DURHAM, N.H. — The Hanover High swim teams finished second at Sunday's NHIAA Division II state meet, which was postponed a day because of a power outage at the pool facility at the University of New Hampshire.

The boys, defending state champions, ended the day 10 points behind meet champion Windham, 204-194. The Hanover girls, last year's runners-up, lost out to Hollis-Brookline, 228-208. There were 18 teams competing in the boys’ events and 20 in the girls’.

“We are delighted,” Hanover coach Trent Staats said. “The team responded really well to a disrupted weekend and we are coming home with the glow of two second-place finishes.”

First-place finishes for Hanover included the 400-yard freestyle relay team and Rosie Keith in the 100-yard freestyle. The Hanover girls were second in the 200-yard medley relay, and Sofia Ye was third in the 200-yard individual medley and second in the 100-yard breaststroke. Keith took second in the 50 free, Mollee Ye was fourth in the 100 butterfly and Elizabeth Staats took third in the 500 free.

The boys were third in the 200 medley relay and second in the 400 free relay. In the 200 free, Theo Cook was third, Finn Artman fifth and team captain Kiernan Artman sixth. William Clerkin was second in the 500 free and fourth in the 200 IM. Cook finished fourth in the 100 back and Kiernan Artman was fourth in the 100 fly. Miles Vogt was fifth in the 500 free, Finn Artman was sixth in the 100 back and Andres Savellano sixth in both the 100 fly and 200 IM.

On Friday, Janina Li and Sam Calderwood of Hanover each won the 1-meter diving competition. Skylar Spiro was third in the girls’ event.

Stevens sophomore Sara Gaspard was sixth in the 100 fly and the 200 IM. Lebanon senior Anna Numme finished 11th in the 100 free.

“We are really excited about next year,” Staats said. “We have a great crop of young swimmers coming up and a lot of swimmers returning. We feel good things are ahead.”

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The Hanover seniors who competed in the state meet were Kiernan Artman, Mollee Ye, Andres Savellano and Janina Li.

Results: Boys — Windham 204, Hanover 194, Souhegan 136, Oyster River 93, Portsmouth 82, Derryfield 74, Goffstown 71, St. Thomas Aquinas 62, Newmarket 50, Coe-Brown 41.

Girls — Hollis-Brookline 228, Hanover 208, Oyster River 147, St. Thomas 140, Derryfield 133, Souhegan 84, Bow 83, Portsmouth 66, Windham 60, Conant 47, Stevens 18 (15th) Lebanon 2 (20th).