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Press photo by Katie McDonaldAliah Corrado, Emily Justice, Abby Burnette, and Sage Hillier took first place in the 200 medley relay to open the Patriots’ swim meet against Nazareth on Jan. 10 at Freedom. Press photo by Katie McDonaldAliah Corrado, Emily Justice, Abby Burnette, and Sage Hillier took first place in the 200 medley relay to open the Patriots’ swim meet against Nazareth on Jan. 10 at Freedom.

FHS girls lose to NHS

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Freedom’s girls’ swim team hosted Nazareth last Thursday when the Blue Eagles topped the Patriots, 101-84.

Freedom had a 63-62 lead going into the 200 free relay, but watched their lead start to dwindle throughout the last few events of the night.

The Patriots opened the meet with a first place victory in the 200 medley relay with a combination of Sage Hillier, Abby Burnette, Emily Justice, and Aliah Corrado finishing in 2:06.85.

Hillier placed second in the 200 IM in 2:35.71, and Burnette was second in the 50 free in 27.66.

Sarah Gill won the diving event with a score of 218.60, and Fallon Tatlow was second with a score of 179.80.

In the 100 butterfly, Justice placed third in 1:21.39, and in the 500 free, Hallie Smith came in second in 6:32.28.

“In practices we don’t do much work on fly, but when I get a chance, I do, and it’s been helping me a lot. I was looking forward to this meet to prove my training over break helped,” said Justice. “We focused on tempo and being able to continue swimming, even when we’re tired, and we worked on technique and doing our strokes right.”

Sophie Tigger, Corrado, Burnette, and Justice took second place in the 200 free relay in 1:55.42.

Hillier was third in the 100 backstroke in 1:11.61, and Burnette was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.35.

In the 400 free relay, Smith, Cailin Connelly, Hillier, and Nicole Spaziani placed third in 4:28.24.

This week, the Patriots will travel to Pocono Mountain East on Thursday.