Friday night's Independent School League coed swim meet between Minuteman and Greater Lawrence Academy marked only the second time a female swimmer for the Mustangs has qualified for the state sectionals.
While the Mustangs won the meet 88-81, sophomore Liz Weinberger won the 100-butterfly with a time of 1:08.99 to qualify for the North girls' sectional. Weinberger's time also broke the school record for the 100-butterfly, which has stood since 1994. Amy Baker held the record time until Friday night at 1:10.86.
Baker is also the only other female Mustang to ever qualify for sectionals, which she did in the 100-butterfly in 1994.
"[Liz] is a pixie in terms of her size, she is very very small," said Minuteman coach Skip Farkas. "She trains really hard."
Weinberger also swims the medley relay, the 200-freestyle relay and the 50 free, which she broke the school record for earlier this season with a time of 28.5.
The Mustangs won Friday night's match by a close margin. Minuteman took first in nine of the 11 events, while the match came down to the final race of the night, the 400-free relay.
"Because Greater Lawrence has such a bigger team it all came down to the last race," Farkas said. "If they had won that race, they would have won the match."
The Mustangs relay team of Yuri Gentef, Stephen Spencer, Peter Kelly, and Curtis Kazmaier took home the race win and the match win, swimming the 400-free relay in 4:45.12.
The win improved Minuteman's overall record to 2-8.
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