Felchner wins 2 events at NE Championships
Wilbraham & Monson Academy’s Christina Felchner ’16 went to the New England Division III Swimming Championships looking to get her best times. Winning would be a bonus.
Christina earned a double-bonus.
Christina won a pair of events at this year’s championships, touching first in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle races March 7 at Canterbury School.
“It’s exciting,” said Christina, who had finished second multiple times at previous New England meets. “It was a little nerve-wracking. To me, winning isn’t everything. I just like to get my times down.”
Christina swam the fastest time in the prelims for the 50 before winning by .6 seconds in 25.19. Her best races, though, came in the 100. She posted the top time and her fastest time in the 100 prelims before doing the same in the final, finishing in 54.91 and easily winning by more than two seconds.
“When I got out of the water . . . it made my whole day,” she said.
Christina earned the team’s Coaches Award at the WMA Varsity Sports Ceremony March 3.
“I like helping the team. It’s fun,” said Christina, who set a pool record in the 50 free in 25.14 at a home meet December 10. “I like cheering on my teammates.”