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Byron girls swimming cruises, wins sectional at home

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Boylan's Nhia Caras

BYRON (WREX) — The Byron Tigers defended their territory today winning the swimming sectional at Byron High, scoring 215 points. Kate Schilling, Audrey Kilmer and Laci Long all won events. Schilling broke a school record in the 200-yard individual medley finishing with a time of 2:07:48, which would have qualified for the state tournament.

Boylan finished in second place with 153 points. Nhia Caras contributing to that score by finishing in style breaking a personal record, school record and a sectional record in the 50-yard freestyle finishing in 23:18 seconds. She also won the 100-yard freestyle.

Hononegah placed third with 143 points. Sophomore Gracie Colvin won the 100-yard backstroke to lead the Indians. She finished the event in 57:75 seconds.

Auburn finished fourth with 140 points. Sophomore Ursula Koch won the 100-yard backstroke and the 500-yard freestyle helping the Lady Knights finish in the top four.

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Sam Knox

Sam joined the WREX news team in the Spring of 2020.

He graduated from Emerson College in May of 2020, just two days before moving to Rockford to take the job at WREX as a Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter. He majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Sports Communication.

Sam is originally from Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and has been an avid sports fan his whole life. He played basketball and baseball in high school, and he went on to play collegiate baseball at Emerson.

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