Girls Take Second Place at Metros

By Emma Shuster

After hours of practicing, the Sherwood swim team participated in the annual Metro meet on February 8-11 2017 at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center. After winning first place overall last year, it was expected for the girls to have an outstanding performance. Competing against all private and public schools in the D.C. Maryland area, the girls met their expectations earning second place overall. Walter Johnson High School won first place with a score of 311, beating Sherwood by 28.5 points.
Some outstanding performances include fifth and seventh place in the 500-yard freestyle by juniors Grace Giddings and Kelly Kolanowski, and fifth place in the 200-yard freestyle relay team of sophomores Emma Eustace, Kaitlin Gravell, Erica Hjelle, and freshman Amanda Wenhold.
The success present throughout the season and at this significant meet is a direct result of teamwork and dedication. Although they did not win first as they did last season, the girls are perfectly content with second place and are already looking forward to next season, being led by captains Grace Giddings, Kelly Kolanowski, and Kennedy Nolan.