CAMBRIDGE — Andover freshman Rachel Moore won the 200 IM and senior Katie O'Connell won the diving but the nine-time defending champion Golden Warriors had to settle for a fourth-place finish at yesterday's North Sectional meet.

The Warriors finished with 167 points, finishing behind champion Reading (205), Acton-Boxboro (199) and Chelmsford (182). Haverhill (96 points) placed seventh, Central Catholic (60) ninth and Methuen (38) 10th.

Andover's Monica Patterson was second in the 200 freestyle with Central Catholic's Hannah Mitchell placing fifth for the Raiders' top effort of the day.

North Sectional Swimming

at MIT

Team scores: 1. Reading 205, 2. Acton-Boxboro, 199, 3. Chelmsford 182, 4. Andover 167, 5. Winchester 146, 6. Lexington 105, 7. Haverhill 96, 8. Belmont 74, 9. Central Catholic 60, 10. Methuen 38, 11. Dracut 32, 12. Lowell 24, 13. Burlington 23, 14. Notre Dame 20, 15. Boston Latin 16, 16. Wakefield 4, 17. Stoneham 2, 17. Melrose 17

Local top-6 finishers:

200 medley relay: 2. Andover (Colleen Hespeler, Kathryn Sullivan, Rachel Moore, Monica Patterson), 1:54.15

200 freestyle: 2. Patterson (Andover), 1:56; 5. Hannah Mitchell (Central), 1:59.20

200 IM: 1. Moore (And), 2:09.25

Diving: 1. Katie O'Connell (Andover) 481.1, 4. Caroline Biles (And) 366.4, 5. Katie Oskar (Methuen) 361.90

500 freestyle: 2. Patterson (And), 5:06.66, 3. Amy Fay (Haverhill), 5:10.3

200 freestyle relay: 5. Haverhill (Nikki Mazurenko, Molly Potter, Fay, Stephanie Murray), 1:45.80, 6. Central (Mitchell, Jillian Burke, Jen Samaro, Marissa Botting), 146.80

100 backstroke: 2. Moore (Andover), 57.28, Maggie Opolski (Haverhill), 1:03.03

100 breaststroke: 6. Mitchell (Central Catholic), 1:12.94

400 freestyle relay: 2. Andover (Brittany Ross, Nina Mazzarelli, Patterson, Moore), 3:40.78, 6. Haverhill (Molly Potter, Opolski, Stephanie Murray, Fay), 3:53.44

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