Andover wins Newton Invitational

Mark Schnabel
The Kansan
Andover High School swimmer Natalie Neugent competes in the 100-yard butterfly Tuesday at the Newton Invitational. Neugent won both the butterfly and the 100-yard breaststroke leading the Trojans to the team title.
Andover High School swimmer Jill Dean competes in the backstroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay. The Trojans won the relay.
Andover High School swimmer Libby Chaffin competes in the 500-yard freestyle during the Newton Invitational. Chaffin finished fourth in the event.
Circle sophomore Georgia Devine competes in the 200-yard individual medley Tuesday at the Newton Invitational. Devine placed second in the event. Circle was 10th in the team standings.

NEWTON — The Andover High School girls’ swimming team narrowly edged Derby and McPherson to claim the team title of the 13-team Newton Invitational Tuesday at the Newton High School pool.

The Trojans topped Derby 236-225 for the title. McPherson was third at 206.

Circle was 10th with 57 points, followed by El Dorado at 11 and Rose Hill at two.

The Andover team of Jill Dean, Emma Henry, Natalie Neugent, Reagan Bayliff won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:02.35.

Neugent  won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.27 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.85.

Bayliff was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:00.02.

The team of Sage Buckwalter, Dean, Libby Chaffin and Sami McClellan took second in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:17.11.

Dean took third in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:19.99 and the 100-yard backstroke in 1:07.34. Bayliff took third in the 50-yard freestyle at 27.00. Henry took third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:20.82.

Circle’s Georgia Devine took second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.71.

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