The North Sectionals-winning swim and dive team from Concord-Carlisle. Photo courtesy of Matt Goldberg

Concord-Carlisle girls swimming and diving wins North Sectionals 

By Bruce Hack  Correspondent
February 13, 2024

For the second straight season, the girls swimming and diving team at Concord-Carlisle has captured the North Sectionals title.  

This is the team’s second North Sectionals title. This time, they won by 103.5 points over Weston. Last year, they beat Lincoln-Sudbury by just seven points.  

Senior Alana Leen and freshman Elisabeth Reiling were quadruple winners – a feat unmatched by any other team.  

Leen won the 200-yard IM and the 100-yard backstroke. Reiling won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. Both were on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team and the 400-yard freestyle relay team. The 200-freestyle team broke the school record — set just last week in the DCL meet — with a time of 1:39.68.   

Joining Leen and Reiling on the 200-freestyle relay squad were Bea Turrettini and Reese Phillips, and on the 400-freestyle relay team, Turrettini and Tess Ward.  

The Patriots’ 200-yard IM Relay team of Lilly Soillis, Ainsley Haut, Caroline Hollywood, and Phillips finished in second place, just .07 seconds behind Lincoln-Sudbury. Along with her contributions to two winning relay teams, Turrettini finished second in both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle. Haut finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke.  

Plus: Junior diver Maisey O’Donnell won her first sectional title. (Thomas Stone also won his first North Sectional title, making it a CC sweep of the diving competition at North Sectionals.) 

“It was a great day” for “a really special team,” said Head Coach Matt Goldberg. “It was a great team effort, with 17 different girls scoring points.” 

Now it’s on to the State Tournament on February 17 at MIT. The Division One girls’ meet starts at 8:30 a.m.