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Women’s swim starts the season beating Beaverton 136-33

Margo Delaney
Women’s swimming has started off the season looking to earn another state championship.

Jesuit’s Women’s swim team have dived into the 2023-2024 season after the women wrapped up the first two meets of the season on January 4th.

This is the first season without Alaina Pitton and Olivia Walton, who both graduated this past year. Despite the departure of these two state recognized swimmers, the resilience of the team continues to shine though, currently undefeated and continuing to set their sights on another state title.

The women started the season off strong on December 14th beating Beaverton 136-33. The women set the tone with a win in the 200 medley relay. Along with achieving new personal records, the women created a supportive atmosphere and challenged each other in the water.

Senior captain Sydney Leslie, when interviewed, expressed her satisfaction with the season and team spirit so far.

“It has been an excellent start to the season… the camaraderie on the pool deck has been a major factor in our success.” She shared

The team support has been crucial this season, especially regarding the departure of many seasoned swimmers.

The incoming talent, especially from the new freshman, has proven to be a valuable asset to the team.

Sydney applauded the freshman stating, “Our incoming freshman athletes have been absolutely crushing it off the bat.”

The freshmen have continued to impress over the past three weeks, solidifying their roles as valuable assets to the team’s success.

As the season continues, the team has just four more meets until the district and state championships.

Looking ahead, sophomore Lisette Soto highlighted the team’s commitment to continuous improvement and hard work.

“We are just going to keep putting in the work,” Soto stated

“Everyone is working really hard at club and high school practices to reach our fullest potential and we’re committed to defending our district and state titles,” she added.

With a mix of valuable senior leadership and strong freshman, the Jesuit Women’s swim team appears prepared for another great season as they continue to work though the remaining meet as and prepare for district and state championships

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Addy Farley
Addy Farley, Staff Writer
Addy Farley is a sophomore in the class of 2026 at Jesuit High School. This is her first year getting to dive into the world of media production. Growing up playing almost every sport means that she was exposed to a high amount of sports biased media early in her life. Throughout sports she has developed a hardworking and driven personality which she hopes to bring to all her work. Addy is interested in interviewing athletes and hearing more about their athletic journey. Her hopes for the future is to work on the media team for the Golden State Warriors or become a physical therapist. When not behind the camera you will find Addy swimming for Jesuits Women’s Varsity team. She enjoys hiking with her friends, spending time in Southern California, paddle boarding at sunrise and playing in the ocean.
Margo Delaney
Margo Delaney, Co-Director of Photography
Margo Delaney is a senior at Jesuit who previously took Photography and Graphic Design, and now is a first year student with Advanced Media. Margo was born in Portland Oregon, then just three weeks later, her family and herself moved to Asia for nine years. She now lives in North East Portland with her family and her very hyper English Sheepdog. Throughout this year, Margo is interested in writing about Jesuit’s Social Media platforms, wanting to analyze the type of content that resonates with Jesuit’s audience, gathering feedback from students and faculty. Outside of school, Margo enjoys being part of the Women’s Ski Team, working at her 4-9 job as a server, working out, and spending time with friends and family!