Godlewski breaks school’s backstroke record

by Jess Musto, Sports Editor

Last year, Theresa Godlewski, sophomore, broke the 100 yard backstroke record at Sectionals with a time of 1:01.5, which was considered a “great achievement” for the then freshman. The now sophomore started the season off by breaking her record at the first home meet by 0.02  seconds with a time of 1:01.48.

“When I was swimming it, I wasn’t thinking about the record, but when I finished and saw what I did it made me feel good that I did it so early in the season,” Godlewski said.

According to Lisa Poyner, varsity girls swimming coach, having broken the record so early in the year sets her up for a good run at Sectionals and State.

“I was really excited, I was swimming against her at that time and I was really tired, the first thing I did was look up at the board and saw that she broke it,” Shannon Richardson, sophomore, said.

Godlewski has been swimming competitively  since age 12.

She has the goal of attending state this year in two events: the 100 backstroke and the 100 free.

“When I’m in practice before a hard set, I envision that I have to go to State and work hard,” Godlewski said.

Godlewski hopes to achieve a time of 55.7 seconds in the 100 free and a 59.7 seconds in the 100 back at State.

“I know she wants to go to state. My goal is to get her there in two events,” Coach Poyner said.