ROCKFORD - Boylan won the NIC-10 girls swim meet Saturday behind a dominant performance from freshman Nhia Caras.
Caras set conference records in both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles Saturday at Jefferson.


She swam the 50 in :23.71 seconds, nearly 2 1/2 seconds faster than Sydney Wight of Belvidere, an unheard of margin in a 50-yard race. Caras followed that up with :53.08 time in the 100, beating Auburn freshman Ali Cushing by nearly four seconds.

Behind Caras, Boylan scored 274 points, easily outpointing Belvidere's 216.

There were other storylines though.

  • Madelynn Marunde won the 200 and 500 freestyle for the Belvidere Co-Op, giving the senior standout eight individual titles in her NIC-10 career.
  • Auburn sophomore Lydia Przytulski won the 100 breaststroke, the first title for a District 205 swimmer since 2009.
  • Rachel Gander won the 100 backstroke for Harlem, the first Huskie to win a conference title in more than 10 years.

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