Trumbull swimmers help Lauralton Hall to title

Five Trumbull residents were members of the Lauralton Hall of Milford’s swim team that won the Class M girls swimming championships at Wesleyan University on Nov. 11.

Juniors Elizabeth Sargent and Julia Spillane, sophomore Hailey McLaughlin and freshmen Katherine Begg and Caroline Sargent all scored points in the Crusader’s run to the title.

Elizabeth Sargent won gold in the 200 IM in a time of 2:08.60 and placed third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 59.24. She was also a member of the second-place 200 medley relay (1:49.88) and the third-place 400 freestyle relay (3:43.64). Sargent earned All-State honors for both individual swims and for the 200 medley relay.

Julia Spillane placed 10th in the 100 butterfly (1:02.63) and 16th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:17.25.

Hailey McLaughlin was ninth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:17.95 and eighth in the 500 freestyle, posting a time of 5:26.81. McLaughlin also swam on the third-place 400 freestyle relay.

Katherine Begg was fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:59.85) and fourth in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:15.92. She was a member of the first-place finishing 200 freestyle relay, as well as swimming on the 400 freestyle relay. Begg earned All-State for her participation on the 200 freestyle relay.

Caroline Sargent placed 12th in the 200 freestyle covering the distance in 2:04.66. She also placed ninth in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:30.34.

Elizabeth Sargent qualified for the State Open meet in the IM and butterfly, while Begg qualified in the 500 freestyle. Sargent and Begg also qualified for relay events.