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Swimmers Fall To Panthers In Close Meet And Beat Stratford

Published: October 12, 2017

Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team dropped a close meet to the visiting Pomperaug of Southbury Panthers, 95-91, on October 6. The Nighthawks went on the road and topped Stratford 94-64 on October 10.

Results from the Pomperaug meet are as follows:

Newtown’s 200 yard medley relay team of Mary Hufziger, Maddie Carter, Olivia Renkert, and Caroline Mahoney was first in a time of 1:57.12, edging Pomperaug’s fastest relay by a little more than a second.

Julia DiMartino placed second in the 200 free with a time of 2:17.43.

Carter was runner-up in the 200 individual medley, making her final touch in 2:23.46, only 37 hundredths of a second off Pomperaug’s first-place time.

Kiera Sughrue won the diving competition with a score of 213.9, and Hannah Weatherby was second with a score of 195.4.

Hufziger won the 100 free, sprinting to the finish in 55.35.

The 200 free relay contingent of Emma Riebe, Renkert, Lillian Perazzo, and Carter was second in 1:51.23, just 22 hundredths of a second behind Pomperaug’s winning time.

Hufziger won the 100 backstroke race in 1:02.62.

Carter was first in the 100 breaststroke event with a time of 1:14.61.

The 400 free relay team of DiMartino, Mahoney, Emma Riebe, and Hufziger was first in 3:56.55, only 11 hundredths of a second better than Pomperaug’s best time.

First-place finishes from the Stratford meet are as follows (the last two events were exhibitioned because Newtown sealed the team victory; Newtown had the best times in those races):

200 medley relay: 1. Mahoney, Emmi DeSousa, Carter, and Berry, 2:08.36.

200 free: 1. Martha Seaver 2:16.73.

200 IM: 1. Riebe 2:29.12.

50 free: 1. Perazzo 28.61.

100 butterfly: 1. Renkert 1:09.49.

500 free: 1. Hufziger 5:27.42.

200 free relay: 1. Renkert, Mahoney, Perazzo, Riebe 1:54.75.

100 backstroke: 1. Hufziger 1:05.97.

100 breaststroke: 1. DeSousa 1:18.41.

400 free relay: 1. Hufziger, Carter, Renkert, Riebe 4:19.74.

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