Porter's varsity swimming and diving team earned second place at the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council’s Division II Championships, held Saturday, March 3 at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.
This week’s athlete of the week is Sarah Wagner '20 from the varsity squash team. Wagner '20 defeated her Ethel Walker opponent in three games on Monday, earning the only point for Porter’s Squash. On Wednesday, while Hotchkiss was just too strong for most of the Porter's players, she went five games with her Hotchkiss opponent and gave spectators a fun, competitive match to watch. This past weekend she Won Flight 7 at Division B New England’s. She defeated her Loomis-Chaffee opponent in her first match and the #3 seed from Moses Brown in her second match. On the second day, she defeated the #2 seed from Dana Hall and won her bracket by beating the #1 seed from Westminster. Congratulations on athlete of the week, Sarah.
On Saturday, February 24, Porter’s varsity swimming and diving team competed in the 10th annual Founders League Championship, held at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, and ended the season with a fourth place finish.
This weeks athlete of the week is Ella Warner '20 from the Varsity Swimming and Diving team. Warner '20 has worked very hard this season in becoming the best diver she can be. She approaches each practice with the mindset of giving her all and that showed this past Saturday in the meet against Hopkins and Westminster. Warner '20 broke the Porter's varsity diving record with a score of 215.50, this record has been in place since 2006 held by Rebekah Greer-Carney '07. Congratulations on athlete of the week, Ella.
The U.S. Rowing Women’s National Team has been training on Canal 54 in Fellsmere all week. It is the goal of the young women who made the trip to sunny Eastern Florida to represent the United States at the XXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020.
This weeks athlete of the week is Marjorie Plants '21 from the varsity ski team.
Plants '21 started Friday's slalom race at the back of the field, 52nd out of 59 racers. Two of the ruts that had formed were bigger than Plants '21 herself. She aced the first run with a small bobble at the start and then slammed the second run and took off two seconds. Her combined time put her only three hundredths of a second out of second place, finishing 3rd overall (including male and female competitors). Congratulations on athlete of the week, Marjorie.