Swimmers/Divers Break Records and Qualify for States
Coach Nicole Mendez-Chicas reported that the Sayville/Bayport Blue Point Girls Swimming & Diving Team had a very exciting meet against West Babylon on Friday, April 9th. “It was our last dual meet, the day we recognize and say good-bye to our seniors. However, the seniors were not the only ones who were highlighted. All of the girls swam and dove well, many beating their best times and winning points for the team. Kathryn Brady made the NYS Championship qualifying time in the 200 IM; Jordan Carpentieri and Emma Haas made the qualifying time in the 100 Butterfly.
“However, the biggest accomplishment was made by Sayville Junior Jillian Rastello, who not only beat her best score in diving, she broke the school record with 303.6 points. That score places her first in Long Island and 4th in NYS.” Jillian’s mom, Kerri, attributes her daughter’s remarkable diving to her ten years as a competitive gymnast. “…she tried diving in the spring of seventh grade. The varsity coach came to see her and asked her to dive with varsity in the fall of eighth grade and that's where she started diving and ended gymnastics.”
Regarding the team’s recent accomplishments, Coach Mendez expressed it best, “Great job girls! Good luck at the League 3 Championship Meet on Tuesday for divers and Friday for swimmers. Let's break some more records!”