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Hawk Swimmers Top Falcons, Come Close Against Brookfield

Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team began the season with a 96-85 win over visiting Joel Barlow of Redding on September 12, then came up a little short in a 96-88 setback to Brookfield, in another home meet, on September 17.

Against Barlow, Newtown put the meet out of reach before exhibitioning the final two events. Newtown’s top placements in each event are as follows:

200 Yard Medley Relay: First. Meghan McDonald, Annika Fagerholm, Casey Klein, Charlotte Gray, 2:00.84.

200 Freestyle: 2. Eliza Eggleston, 2:09.08.

200 Individual Medley: 1. Meghan McDonald, 2:21.94.

500 Free: 1. Amy Martinelli, 25.62.

Diving: 1. Gillian Eckwall, 201.60. 2. Noelle Benson, 196.50. 3. Kari Djonne, 188.50.

100 Butterfly: 1. Emily Papp, 1:14.24.

100 Free: 1. Martinelli, 57.07.

500 Free: 2. Fagerholm, 5:49.04.

200 Free Relay: 1. Eggleston, Klein, Charlotte Gray, Martinelli, 1:48.50.

100 Backstroke: 1. McDonald, 1:05.42.

100 Breaststroke: Fagerholm, 1:17.54 (best time but exhibition).

400 Free Relay: Eggleston, Bridget Duero, McDonald, Martinelli, 3:59.03 (best time but exhibition).

After the loss to Brookfield, Newtown Coach Zach Gauvin had high praise for his team.

“I thought the girls swam unbelievably well for the second meet of the season. We had a bunch of swimmers already achieve personal bests and I hope that this great start sets the tone for the rest of the dual meet season,” Gauvin said.

Top Newtown results are as follows:

200 Medley Relay: 2. McDonald, Fagerholm, Eggleston, Martinelli, 1:57.82.

200 Free: 2. Duero, 2:12.22.

200 IM 2. McDonald, 2:23.37.

50 Free: 1. Martinelli, 25.40. 3. Eggleston, 27.11.

Diving 1. Eckwall, 191.60. 2. Benson, 186.00. 3. Djonne, 174.65.

100 Butterfly: 2. Eggleston, 1:06.55. 3. Klein, 108.16.

100 Free: 2. Martinelli, 55.54.

500 Free: 2. Fagerholm, 5:43.71.

200 Free Relay: 1. Gray, Klein, Eggleston, Martinelli, 1:47.71.

100 Back: 2. McDoanld, 1:02.71.

100 Breast: 2. Fagerholm, 1:15.17.

400 Free Relay: 2. Gray, Duero, McDonald, Fagerholm, 4:02.70.

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