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Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team, behind team record-setting performances by Tommy Horan and Dawson Stout, placed seventh in the Class LL State Championships, which culminated at Wesleyan University, on March 13. Greenwich, with 789.5 points, was first among 21 teams. Newtown scored 258 points.
The diving competition was held at Hamden High on March 9. The swimming events, originally scheduled for March 14, were bumped to a day earlier because of the snowstorm.
Newtown’s Kyle Gaynor was sixth in the diving competition with a score of 406.30. Ian Humber also participated in the diving event.
Horan placed third in the 50 yard freestyle event in a record-breaking time of 21.86, and Stout was sixth in the 500, setting the NHS record with a time of 4:51.17.
Newtown’s 200 yard medley relay team of Peter Fagerholm, Ian Peng, Stout, and Xavier Williams was 12th, clocking in at 1:46.82.
In the 200 freestyle race, David Lawrence came in 22nd in 1:55.38.
The Nighthawks had a pair of point-getters in the 200 yard individual medley event as Fagerholm notched 12th in a time of 2:00.87 and Stout placed 16th in 2:03.83.
Mason Suba took 22nd in the 50 free with a time of 23.34. Suba placed 21st in the 100 butterfly event, making his final touch in 56.57.
Horan claimed sixth in the 100 free with a time of 48.85.
Fagerholm was 13th in the 500, clocking in at 4:55.67, and Lawrence was 24th in the 500, finishing the race in 5:07.97.
Newtown’s 200 free relay contingent of Suba, Williams, Lawrence, and Horan placed seventh in a time of 1:31.73.
The 400 free relay team of Fagerholm, Lawrence, Stout, and Horan was ninth in 3:22.33.
Postseason continues for the top competitors from all class championships in the State Open; the diving will be held at Middletown High on Friday, March 17, beginning at 5:30 pm, and swimming events will take place at Yale University in New Haven on Saturday, March 18, starting at 2:30 pm.