Vermont Standard Feature
Local swimmer shines at Sectional Championships
The future looks bright for local swimmer Issy Hiller
Hiller, a sophomore at Woodstock High School, recently competed at the 2019 Eastern Zone North Speedo Short Course Sectionals at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. She was one of nine swimmers from the Upper Valley Aquatic Club (UVAC) of White River Junction that qualified for the elite swimming event.
Hiller swam in four events and three relays at Sectionals. In her individual events, she placed 102nd overall in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.10; 30th overall in 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06:20; 21st in 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:23.62; and 106th in the 200 yard individual medley (swimming 25 yards of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle) with a time of 2:16.80.
The biggest surprise of the meet also included Hiller in the 4×100 medley relay. The relay finished eighth place with a time of 3:54:91 and it broke a five-year-old team record. Hiller swam breaststroke.
To read more about Issy Hiller, check the April 18th edition of the Vermont Standard. Hiller is third from the left in the team relay photo.