Posts Tagged ‘ swimming ’

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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Fournier paces the Lady Knights: Swimmers advance to Class LL finals

November 18, 2015
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With her second place finish at the Class LL Qualifying Meet, Lady Knight sophomore Olivia Fournier has put herself in medal contention for the finals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Olivia Fournier trimmed more than a full second from her previous best in the 100 freestyle as the Southington sophomore leapfrogged six swimmers in the fastest heat of the Class LL Qualifying Meet in East Hartford On Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 Southington girls competed over eight events at the first stage…

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Swimmers beat Berlin in finale

November 4, 2015
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Patrycja Zajac swims the 100 breaststroke during an 87-78 win over Berlin in the regular season finale on Oct. 28.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights swimming and diving team is poised for the postseason after putting a lid on their 2015 regular season with an 87-78 home victory over Berlin on Wednesday’s senior night, Oct. 28. Southington finished the regular season with an 8-2 record, 3-2 in the division in third behind Conard…

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Swimming keeps winning

October 28, 2015
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Ally Schroeder swims her leg of the 400 freestyle relay during Southington’s 92-83 win at East Hartford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team spent the week on the road, but managed to return home unscathed with two wins. The Lady Knights began their week with a 92-83 conference victory at Newington on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The 200 Medley relay team of Ally Schroeder-Bethany Greenlaw-Sam Sagnella-Hannah Olsen took first…

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Lady Knight swimmers push Hall to the limit

October 22, 2015
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Allie Schroeder swims the backstroke leg for the 200 individual medley during a tight loss to Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Kerry Buchanan clawed across the pool like a lifeguard and had a pretty decent lead by the first turn. She was out in front from start to finish. In the final leg, it wasn’t even close. Buchanan (2:11.16) won by about two lengths, and her first-place finish in the 200 freestyle…

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Swimmers face their first test of the season

October 14, 2015
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Julia Mularczyk battles during the freestyle leg of the 200 IM during a loss to Conard.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season, but jumped back in the pool to finish the week with a win. On Friday, October 9, the Lady Knights traveled to Miss Porter’s School where they defeated Farmington, 93.5-84.5. The team of Ally Schroeder-Bethany Greenlaw-Sam Sagnella-Olivia…

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Lady Knight swimmers stay perfect

October 8, 2015
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Bethany Greenlaw knifes through the water during the 100 breaststroke during a 95-69 win over Rocky Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (4-0) keeps rolling on, protecting their perfect season on Wednesday, Sept. 30 with a 95-69 win over Rocky Hill (1-4) at the Southington YMCA’s newly, designed pool facility. The Lady Knights began the meet with a first-place finish (2:09.28) from their 200 medley relay team…

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Swimmers top Plainville for 3rd win

October 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (3-0) dove into Plainville’s (1-1) pool with a 95-80 victory over the Lady Devils on Friday, Sept. 25, making it their third consecutive win of the season. Ally Schroeder, Bethany Greenlaw, Jess Piotrowski, and Olivia Fournier took first (2:04.99) in the 200 medley relay. Piotrowski…

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