Stadler, O'Mera head Glenbrook South swim finals

  • New Trier's Carly Novelline swims backstroke in the 200-yard medley relay during the girls state swimming and diving preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday.

    New Trier's Carly Novelline swims backstroke in the 200-yard medley relay during the girls state swimming and diving preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • New Trier's Charlize Escasa celebrates her team's finish in the 200-yard medley relay during the girls state and diving swimming preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday.

    New Trier's Charlize Escasa celebrates her team's finish in the 200-yard medley relay during the girls state and diving swimming preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • New Trier's Carly Novelline leaves the starting block in the 100-yard backstroke during the girls state swimming and diving preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday.

    New Trier's Carly Novelline leaves the starting block in the 100-yard backstroke during the girls state swimming and diving preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • New Trier's Kaelyn Gridley swims the 100-yard breaststroke during the girls state swimming and diving preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday.

    New Trier's Kaelyn Gridley swims the 100-yard breaststroke during the girls state swimming and diving preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook North senior Kamila Nowak swims the 500-yard freestyle during the girls state swimming preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday. Nowak ended up placing 10th in the competition's longest race on Saturday.

    Glenbrook North senior Kamila Nowak swims the 500-yard freestyle during the girls state swimming preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday. Nowak ended up placing 10th in the competition's longest race on Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook North senior Kamila Nowak swims the 500-yard freestyle during the girls state swimming preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday. Nowak ended up placing 10th in the competition's longest race on Saturday.

    Glenbrook North senior Kamila Nowak swims the 500-yard freestyle during the girls state swimming preliminaries at FMC Natatorium in Westmont Friday. Nowak ended up placing 10th in the competition's longest race on Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook South senior Maddie O'Mera placed eighth in the IHSA State girls diving finals Saturday in Westmont.

    Glenbrook South senior Maddie O'Mera placed eighth in the IHSA State girls diving finals Saturday in Westmont. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbrook South senior Maddie O'Mera placed eighth in the IHSA State girls diving finals Saturday in Westmont.

    Glenbrook South senior Maddie O'Mera placed eighth in the IHSA State girls diving finals Saturday in Westmont. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
 
Posted11/18/2021 8:30 AM

Glenbrook South divers paced the Titans effort at the Illinois High School Association girls swimming and diving state finals last weekend in Westmont.

Junior Jackie Stadler placed fourth in the diving competition with a score of 442.20, racking up 11 of Glenbrook South's 16 points.

 

Titans teammate Maddie O'Mera, a senior, placed eighth in diving with a score of 434.20.

Glenbrook North senior Nya Robinson, who earlier in the week committed to Penn State for swimming, placed 10th in the 100-yard freestyle. Robinson swam the distance in 51.74 seconds.

In the longest race of the competition, the 500 freestyle, Glenbrook North senior Kamila Nowak placed 10th at 5 minutes, 3.46 seconds.

Loyola's Maria Cheng had a promising start to her state swimming career. The freshman placed 10th in the 100 backstroke at 56.31 seconds.

The competition was held for the first time at the new FMC Natatorium in Westmont. Since 1980 the finals had rotated between Evanston and New Trier -- yet the change of scenery did little to disrupt the state's most successful girls swim program.

New Trier won the meet for a state-best 14th time. The Trevians scored 182 points, 82 points more than second-place finishers Barrington and Hinsdale Central, which each scored 100.

Glenbrook South finished in 17th place with the 16 points gained by divers Stadler and O'Mera.

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