Hinsdale – York High School Girls Swim and Dive finished first (291 points) in Saturday’s Invitational Meet of 12 Chicago area and Northern Illinois teams hosted by Hinsdale South High School.
Led by Senior Shannon Sullivan, who took first in both the 200 freestyle (winning time 1:55.16) and 100 freestyle (winning time 53.60), York’s Dukes racked up points in other individual races as well. York scored second place in the 50 freestyle by junior Perri Brinkmeier (26.29). York was third in the 100 backstroke by junior Hannah Nolte, fourth place in the 200 freestyle by sophomore Allison Brodt, fifth place in the 100 backstroke by sophomore Jessica Woolfe, sixth place in the 200 IM by freshman Paula Nolte, and sixth in the 500 freestyle by junior Anna Pankau, sixth place in the 100 butterfly by sophomore Sam Marlott and second place in the 100 breaststroke by Paula Nolte (1:11.08).
In diving, York finished sixth by the performance of sophomore Leah Young.
Lockport High School took third place overall (212) at the Invite, just behind Lincolnway East’s second place finish (216). Andrew, Lake Park and Riverside-Brookfield rounded out the top six. Other schools competing along with the host Hinsdale South were Chicago Latin, Palatine, Bradley-Bourbonnais, West Chicago and Bloomington High School.
York’s team depth helped the Dukes in the relays component of the Invite and vaulted them to the Invite championship. The Dukes placed first in the varsity 200 medley relay (Woolfe, P. Nolte, Brinkmeier, H. Nolte) with a winning time of 1:55.04, 200 freestyle relay (Sullivan, Carly Redmond, Brinkmeier, H. Nolte) in 1:43.54, and the varsity 400 freestyle relay (Sullivan, Marlott, H. Nolte, Woolfe) in 3:43.21. Meet points were also awarded for the first place finish of the JV 400 freestyle relay (Lydia Faber, Redmond, Pankau, Brinkmeier) with a winning time of 3:56.03. The JV 200 medley relay (Marlott, Jessica Sacksteder, Juliana Reinhofer, Brodt) tied for second, and the JV 200 freestyle relay (Marlott, Sacksteder, P. Notle, and Paige Jaeger) finished first as well.
Shannon Sullivan, who qualified for two individual events in the IHSA state meet the last two season, is already posting state qualifying times in both the 100 and 200 freestyle this season.
Swimmers at the Hinsdale South Invite were York seniors Anna Pankau, Carly Redmond, Shannon Sullivan and Jess Sacksteder; juniors Perri Brinkmeier, Hannah Nolte and Juliana Reinhofer; sophomores Allison Brodt, Sam Marlott, Jessica Wolfe and Paige Jaeger; and freshmen Lydia Faber and Paula Nolte. It is from this strong, overall depth that York hopes to produce IHSA state qualifying times for relays this fall.
York moves to the conference part of its season with dual meets against Glenbard West, Riverside-Brookfield and Downers Grove North over the next 12 days.