Matthew and Miriam Caveney have long awaited their opportunity to return to the state meet. It seems as if year after year, the weather derails their hopes at capturing first place.
Matthew and Miriam are of course siblings, but they are also extremely competitive and successful swimmers. During the seasonal meets, they both regularly post the lowest times in their respective events.
As a freshman, Miriam finished in first place in the 50 yard freestyle event, winning the first ever individual championship for the MRA swimming team (a team currently consisting of 2).
In 2015, Matthew and Miriam faced off against very strong competitors at the DII Championship meet, which took place at the University of New Hampshire on February 14th.
Matthew stated, "That was the best meet we ever went to! We competed against swimmers who have a real shot at qualifying for the Olympics."
Intimidation proved to be a non-factor.
Miriam Caveney finished 4th in the 50 freestyle (25.79). The winning time was 25.10. She also finished 7th in the 100 backstroke.
Matthew finished 5th overall in the 50 freestyle, posting a time of 23.13. In the 100 freestyle, Matthew also finished 5th overall (52.50).
The Caveney's are certainly training to return to the podium in 2016, which will be the final campaign of their high school career.