Posts Tagged ‘ swimming ’

Swimmers race past Lancers

September 28, 2016
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Patrycja Zajac swims the breaststroke during a 95-72 win over Bristol Eastern.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington swimmers made a splash by breaking school records and improving their state-qualifying times in just the second meet of the regular season. The Lady Knight swimming and diving team displayed yet another strong showing with a 95-72 triumph over Bristol Eastern at home on Friday, Sept. 23. “They’ve had…

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Swimmers qualify for postseason at opener

September 21, 2016
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Jessica Piotrowski swims the butterfly during Southington’s win over EO Smith.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was pretty clear that the Lady Knight swimming and diving team was coming into the 2016 campaign with a strong combination of experienced swimmers and depth up and down the lineup, but qualifying more than one swimmer in multiple events for the Class LL meet was something Southington coach…

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Swimmers battle into the state open

March 23, 2016
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Austin Bull cuts through the water during the breaststroke competition at the Class LL final meet. Bull was a member of one of the two Southington relays to advance, and he qualified as an alternate for the state open championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With two relays and an alternate at the state open championship and a diver that clawed his way to the Class LL finals, the Blue Knight swimming and diving team rallied for one of their best winters under Coach Evan Tuttle. When he took over the the boys swimming and diving…

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Uncharted waters: Freshman phenom raises the bar for diving

March 17, 2016
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Chase Galayda steadies himself for a dive at the Class LL diving championships in Hamden last week. The freshman phenom finished in the top 20 during his rookie season and already holds the program record.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Chase Galayda said that he felt butterflies when he walked to the diving board at the Class LL diving trials, but he didn’t show it by his gait. The Southington freshman backed his way to the edge of the board, paused for a moment, and stretched his arms wide. With a…

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Swimmers trim times at Class LL qualifying meet

March 16, 2016
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Ben Wakefield sets the pace for his 500 freestyle heat at the Class LL Trials in Hamden. Wakefield shed almost 15 seconds from his previous best time.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights competed for qualifying marks and better seeded times at the Class LL swimming preliminaries at Hamden High School on Saturday, March 12. Southington entered 11 swimmers into the trials, with three swimming just in relays. Seven of the eight swimmers competing in the individual events earned best times…

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Swimmers finish second at CCC meet: Ramsey, Egan capture individual conference titles

March 9, 2016
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Darius Zajac swims the 100 butterfly at the CCC championship meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A second-place team finish with two individual conference champions really had the Blue Knights pumping their fists after the final race of the conference meet. Southington beat a number of perennial powers to claim the runner up position behind Farmington in a competition that wasn’t decided until the final race. Blue…

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Southington swimmers steamroll NW Catholic

February 24, 2016
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PJ Ramsey flies through the pool during the 100 butterfly race. Southington swept past NW Catholic, 90-72.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (7-4) emerged victorious over NW Catholic in their regular season finale at home on Wednesday, Feb. 17 with a 90-72 conference victory over the Lions. The Knights finished with a 3-2 conference record, second to Farmington in the White Division of the CCC South. The Knights celebrated senior…

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Swimmers hit the wall: Times drop as competition heats up in the pool

January 22, 2016
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Austin Bull swims the breaststroke during a loss to Avon last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Cheshire had built a comfortable 80-30 lead heading into the 200 freestyle relay. The second heat of the 200 freestyle relay gets up on the blocks. All of a sudden, a thunderous roar came from Southington (2-2) corner. “It’s the team keeping themselves in the meet,” said Southington coach Evan Tuttle.…

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Reloading for another run: Swim team returns a strong core of veterans

December 31, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Sixth year coach Evan Tuttle stood behind the blocks with his hands on his hips, surveying each lane like a hawk as his young swimmers glided by one another in perfect synchronization. After finishing a set of laps, swimmers grabbed kickboards that were left outside of the pool at the blocks.…

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Surging into the state open: Fournier medals at the Class LL finals; Fournier and 400 free relay advance

November 24, 2015
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Olivia Fournier surveys the Yale pool before the start of the 100 freestyle race. The Lady Knight sophomore finished 14th at the state open.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights concluded their 2015 season with four girls advancing into the state opens to breaking even more program records. Southington finished 36th overall (15 points) out of 49 schools at the state open on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the state open on Saturday inside of the Payne Whitney Gymnasium…

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