Sachem East Swimmer Qualifies for State Championships

Sachem East Swimmer Qualifies for State Championships Photo
Sachem East senior Jessica Freund qualified for the New York State Championship meet in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of :59.71 at a meet against Connetquot on September 26. Freund will be competing at the state meet for the third consecutive season.

While it’s great to qualify this early in the season, Freund has over a month to qualify in more events and finish off her high school career on top.

“I would love to see her win the county title and challenge some of the best swimmers on the state level in Ithaca on November 17-18,” said Sachem East swim coach, Kathleen Dugan.

Against Connetquot last week, she also reset her own school record in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:58.42.

“Jessica came into the season in the best shape of her career and I’m excited to see where this season can go,” said Dugan.

Sachem East swimming and diving is 3-1 and have had great step-up swims from a very young team this season.

Freund previously competed at the state tournament in 2016 in the 100-meter breaststroke, and in 2015 in the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter individual medley. She was a Suffolk County champion in the 100-meter fly in 2015.

(Photos courtesy: Freund Family)