Bullock Ends Season with State Open Wins

November 24, 2015 by ·  

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By Ryan Lacey

Touching the wall at Yale University’s Kiphuth Pool for the final time in her high school career, Staples senior Mia Bullock’s win in the 100 butterfly (54.52) at the State Open capped a remarkable four-year career and a personal journey all at the same time.

Bullock also won the 200 IM (2:02.41) at last Saturday’s open as the Wreckers placed sixth as a team. It was personal redemption for Bullock, who placed 13th in the 200 IM last year after entering the event seeded second. During the race, a technical accident during a backstroke resulted in a disappointing finish — and a desire to immediately bounce back.

“I had a blackout, stalled and fell way behind,” Bullock said. “Things happen in swimming; not every race is going to go perfect. After losing last year it really put the fire in to go out there and focus on winning it this year.”

That day she went on to win the 100 butterfly, and has won most of the events she’s entered since. She won double gold at the FCIAC, Class LL and State Open.

“Yale is my favorite pool to swim at,” Bullock said. “The atmosphere is amazing; you go in there and it’s so loud and hectic. It’s an adrenaline rush. Going in there know I’ll never swim in that pool again made (the event) special).”

Next up for Bullock is an appearance at USA Junior Nationals, which is scheduled for Dec. 9-12 in Atlanta. She will compete against the top swimmers in the country in a number of events with her club team, Fairport (New York).

“I don’t know where I stand compared to (other swimmers),” Bullock said. “I’m going to swim in some events that I haven’t in a while. I’m looking forward to having fun with my teammates at the end of the season.”

Bullock will graduate from Staples in January, and head off to Austrialia for a month to visit family and begin training for the Olympic Trials in June. Following that event, Bullock will attend Fordham University and swim for the Rams.

Bullock credited her performance to an increase in strength and conditioning training with former hockey player Devin Edgerton at Athletic Edge, a company that operates out of the SoNo Ice House in Norwalk. The pair met almost daily for dry-land training to go along with countless hours in the pool.

Reprinted from the Westport News

Staples Takes 3rd at LL Championships

November 17, 2015 by ·  

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By Rich DePreta

NEW HAVEN — It was a wonderful evening for the FCIAC, as expected, Tuesday night at the Class LL Girls Swimming Championship at the Southern Connecticut State University Hutchinson Natatorium.

Greenwich High School won its sixth consecutive LL title and 18th LL crown in 21 years. The Cardinals amassed 897 points in the 12 events to easily outdistance runner-up Ridgefield High (555 points) and third place Staples (461 points).

Norwalk/McMahon Co-op was fifth (385) with Ludlowe High sixth (328.5), Westhill-Stamford ninth (252.5) and Trumbull High 11th (216).

Newtown (237) of the SWC finished 10th.

Records fell as FCIAC schools took first place in all 12 events.

Among the top individuals was senior Amelia Bullock of Staples High. She was LL champion in the 200-yard IM in 2:04.54, just missing the LL record (2:04.25).

Bullock also won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.40.

“I’m thrilled with my performance in the 200 IM. It’s been a while since I’ve lowered my personal best in an event. And earning All-American consideration is a great achievement.”

One reason Staples couldn’t catch Ridgefield in the team standings was the absecnce of freshman Marissa Healy, who suffered a injury to her kneecap after slipping at the LL trials last Saturday at East Hartford High.

“Losing Marissa was a tough loss,” Bullock said. “We just had to come up with a different game plan in her four events (two individual, two relays). I’m so proud of how our entire team responded to the challenge tonight.”

Leading the way to the runner-up spot for Ridgefield was junior Marcie Maguire.

She swam a leg on both of Ridgefield’s victorious 200-yard medley relay (1:46.41) and the Tigers second-place 400-yard free relay (3:31.19; out-touched by Greenwich’s winning 3:30.95).

Maguire set a Class LL record while winning the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.27.

Maguire swam an unforgettable 100-yard backstroke. She won in 54.91 — a Class LL meet record, a state record and a Southern Connecticut Hutchinson Natatorium mark.

“Maguire is an animal in the pool. She does anything that she sets her mind to,” said Ridgefield coach Jeff Bonaccorso. “She is a special athlete with a personality to be a star as she goes on in the sport.

“All our girls showed amazing will to finish in second place,” Bonaccorso continued. “The hard work has paid off and it is showing in our team’s results.”

The other FCIAC star of the future unveiling Tuesday night was Ludlowe High sophomore Sarah Grimalds.

Grimalds set a Class LL meet record of :23.51 while racing to victory in the 50 free.

She also displayed great strength while winning the 500 free by half a pool length in 4:55.0. However, she just missed the Class LL record of 4:54.90, set in 2013 by Staples’ Verity Abel.

The time for kudos will be short as the standouts will return to action Saturday at noon for the State Open Swimming Championship at the Yale University pool.

CLASS LL CHAMPIONSHIPS

at Southern Connecticut

Team scores: 1. Greenwich 897, 2. Ridgefield 555, 3. Staples 461, 4. Glastonbury 403.5, 5. McMahon/Norwalk 385, 6. Ludlowe 328.5, 7. Conard 313, 8. Amity 292, 9. Westhill/Stamford 252.5, 10. Newtown 237, 11. Trumbull 216, 12. Hall 152, 13. Shelton 145, 14. Southington 138, 15. Hamden 91.5, 16. Danbury 90, 17. East Hartford 70, 18. Maloney 64, 19. West Haven 50, 20. NFA 47.

Individual results

Winner and regional finishers among top six

200 medley relay: 1. Ridgefield (Marcella Maguire, Lindsey Gordon, Erin McIntee, Hannah Snyder) 1:46.41; 2. Greenwich (Samantha Scott, Brooke Collins, Kelly Montesi, Ainsleigh Winget) 1:48.07; 3. Staples (Mia Fraas, Willow Woods, Amelia Bullock, Anelise Browne) 1:50.08; 4. McMahon/Norwalk (Isabel Anbar, Olivia Fassett, Hayley Linder, Rachel Helisch) 1:51.32; 6. Amity (Maggie Lasto, Christiane Delda, Katherine Alvarado, Megan Lasto) 1:55.46; 200 freestyle: 1. Marcella Maguire (Ridgefield) 1:50.27; 3. Sophia Jahan (Greenwich) 1:54.58; 4. Emily Warner (Greenwich) 1:54.77; 5. Lillian Clisham (Greenwich) 1:55.65; 6. Aileen Coyne (Staples) 1:56.90; 200 IM: 1. Amelia Bullock (Staples) 2:04.54; 2. Kelly Montesi (Greenwich) 2:05.75; 3. Brooke Collins (Greenwich) 2:07.46; 4. Lindsey Gordon (Ridgefield) 2:07.89; 5. Willow Woods (Staples) 2:10.64; 6. Megan Lasto (Amity) 2:11.01; 50 freestyle: 1. Sarah Grinalds (Ludlowe) 23.51; 3. Julia Merrill (Greenwich) 24.35; 4. Mackenzie Healy (Staples) 24.71; 5. Louise Kim (Shelton) 24.89; 6. Ainsleigh Winget (Greenwich) 24.91; 100 butterfly: 1. Amelia Bullock (Staples) 55.40; 2. Kelly Montesis (Greenwich) 56.30; 3. Katherine Alvarado (Amity) 58.38; 4. Erin McIntee (Ridgefield) 59.37; 5. Sophia Bragg (Trumbull) 1:00.09; 6. Lillian Clisham (Greenwich) 1:00.33; 100 freestyle: 1. Samantha Scott (Greenwich) 52.48; 2. Julia Merrill (Greenwich) 52.90; 5. Mackenzie Healy (Staples) 53.81; 6. Mary Hufziger (Newtown) 53.82; 500 freestyle: 1. Sarah Grinalds (Ludlowe) 4:55.00; 3. Sophia Jahan (Greenwich) 5:11.46; 4. Emily Warner (Greenwich) 5:13.68; 5. Hannah Snyder (Ridgefield) 5:15.96; 6. Sarah Bellamy (Greenwich) 5:16.08; 200 freestyle relay: 1. Greenwich (Julia Merrill, Louisa Bjerke, Emily Warner, Sophia Jahan) 1:38.30; 3. Ludlowe (Katie Thornton, Grace Holmberg, Megan Phelan, Sarah Grinalds) 1:39.19; 4. Staples (Willow Woods, Anelise Brown, Aileen Coyne, Mackenzie Healy) 1:39.83; 6. McMahon/Norwalk (Olivia Fassett, Rachel Helisch, Emily Reinoso, Katie Czulewicz) 1:42.18; 100 backstroke: 1. Marcella Maguire (Ridgefield) 54.91; 2. Isabel Anbar (McMahon/Norwalk) 57.39; 3. Hayley Linder (McMahon/Norwalk) 58.05; 4. Samantha Scott (Greenwich) 58.22; 5. Taylor Schinto (Greenwich) 59.91; 6. Ainsleigh Winget (Greenwich) 1:01.59; 100 breaststroke: 1. Lindsey Gordon (Ridgefield) 1:05.01; 2. Isabelle Seward (Ridgefield) 1:07.17; 3. Willow Woods (Staples) 1:07.25; 4. Brooke Collins (Greenwich) 1:08.31; 5. Megan Lasto (Amity) 1:08.73; 6. Olivia Fassett (McMahon/Norwalk) 1:09.28; 400 freestyle relay: 1. Greenwich (Sophia Jahan, Julia Merrill, Kelly Montesi, Samantha Scott) 3:30.95; 2. Ridgefield (Emma Brody, Marcella Maguire, Lindsey Gordon, Hannah Snyder) 3:31.19; 3. Ludlowe (Katie Thornton, Hannah Arman, Megan Phelan, Sarah Grinalds) 3:36.72; 4. Staples (Mackenzie Healy, Mira Patel, Aileen Coyne, Amelia Bullock) 3:37.91; 5. McMahon/Norwalk (Katie Czulewicz, Emily Reinoso, Isabel Anbar, Hayley Linder) 3:39.42.

 

Reprinted from the Westport News

Bullock Plus 8 Sign National Letters of Intent

November 11, 2015 by ·  

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By Bob Birge

WESTPORT — Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus has been called an oasis in the middle of the Bronx.
The Jesuit school also reminded Mia Bullock of the private school she attended in Danbury when she was younger and that is a big reason why the Staples senior will be continuing her swimming career with the Rams.

Bullock, who owns six Staples’ school records, was one of nine Wreckers across four sports to sign National Letters of Intent during a ceremony at the school on Wednesday.

“I’ve been doing this for 16 years,” Staples athletic director Marty Lisevick said, “but I don’t think we’ve had nine in one shot so this is probably the biggest group.”

Born in Rochester, N.Y., Bullock moved to Danbury when she was four years old and attended the Wooster School from kindergarten through the fourth grade.

She remembers Wooster having a reverend on campus and attending chapel services every Friday.
“There were a lot of values and traditions in terms of being a good person and having everyone else’s well-being a priority to you as well,” she said.

“It was just a tight community, sort of a feeling where everyone was supporting each other, and Fordham is the exact same way. It’s really community and everyone is there to help each other and become the best person they can be.”

Bullock was joined in the mass signings by six boys lacrosse players — Josh Willis (Union), Connor Chamberlain (Monmouth), Mike Reale (Richmond), Ross Goldberg (Colorado College), Ben Schwaeber (Colorado College) and Sam Ahlgrim (Marist) — cross country and track superstar Hannah DeBalsi (Stanford) and baseball player Nate Panzer (Maryland).

Willis will become the fifth lacrosse player from Staples to play at Union.

“The coach (Paul Wehrum) loves us,” Staples coach Paul McNulty said.

Next season, the Staples baseball team will feature a pair of future Division I players as junior Ben Casparius already has committed to North Carolina.

“I thought (Maryland) gave me the best chance to win a national championship while still maintaining great academic status,” said Panzer, who helped fuel to the Wreckers’ run to the Class LL finals last season with 10 hits in the state tournament.

Panzer also considered Penn State, Boston College, North Carolina State, Michigan and Stony Brook.
“I had offers from a few of them and at the end of the day I guess (playing in) the Big Ten swayed me to go to Maryland.”

Last week, Bullock, who verbally committed to Fordham about a month ago, won the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke to help lead the Wreckers to a fourth place finish in the FCIAC championship.

She is set to graduate in January and will train for the Olympic trials in the spring semester.

Bullock earned FCIAC honors all four years at Staples and has a chance to join Meghan Fenn and Laura Shepard as the only female swimmers in school history to be three-time All-Americans.

Fenn and Shepard swam for the Wreckers in the 1990s.

“(Bullock) is incredibly versatile,” said Staples’ coach Mike Laux, who attended Fordham Law School. “I can put her in anything except the backstroke and she will do really well. She was a great role model for the kids in practice.”

While some students might get scared off by the Bronx, Bullock said she always has loved New York City.
Fordham’s campus also is enclosed, something she noticed wasn’t the case with Northeastern, another city school she considered.

Her final list also included Indiana and East Carolina but the chance to go to school in the business capital of the world was an opportunity the future business major could not turn down.

Bullock has been accepted into Fordham’s highly regarded Gabelli School of Business and should have no trouble cracking the Rams’ swimming lineup as a freshman.

‘I know my times are pretty high up on their roster,” she said. “I know my times either have or are close to their school records.”

Fordham, which competes in the Atlantic 10 Conference, has a pair of pair of swimmers from Westhill on its roster this year in Erin and Megan Gray and a diver from Stamford in Kate McGrath.

“I’m sure she is going to be one of the best swimmers they’ve ever had,” Laux said. “Fordham swimming has come a long way. Recruiting someone like Mia shows they’re really serious.”

Bullock soon will leave Staples but, according to Laux, never will be forgotten.

“We’re going to miss her next year and all the seasons to come,” he said, ” but at least we’ll know that every day she’ll be at practice because we’ll see her name up on the record board.”

Reprinted from The Hour

Staples Wreckers Take 4th at FCIAC

November 5, 2015 by ·  

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By David Fierro

GREENWICH — Four years ago, Meghan Egan watched her older sister Cara compete for New Canaan in the FCIAC Swimming Championships — a competition won by the Rams. Egan left the meet hoping that one day, she would experience the same type of victory.

Well, that day came Thursday for Egan and the Rams.

In one of the fastest and most competitive FCIAC finals ever, New Canaan stood out the most, winning the FCIAC title for the first time since 2011 with a team score of 314 at Greenwich High School.

The Rams’ victory ended Darien’s three-year reign as FCIAC champions. The Blue Wave placed third (278), while Ridgefield finished as the runner-up (285). Staples finished fourth (271), followed by Greenwich (257) and Wilton (246).

On a night when numerous FCIAC records were broken, New Canaan capped the meet by winning the 400-yard freestyle relay in a conference finals record time of 3:30.98.

Ridgefield’s Marcie Maguire, the meet’s Most Outstanding Swimmer, broke the first individual FCIAC Championships record, winning the 200 freestyle in 1:50.07. Egan placed second (1:51.09), followed by Elizabeth Colwell of New Canaan (1:54.32) and Lauren Rutledge from Darien (1:55.20).

Emma Holmquist gave Wilton a first-place finish in the 200 individual medley (2:07.71), while Ridgefield’s Lindsey Gordon placed second (2:08.58) and Willow Woods from Staples was third (2:08.72). The 50 freestyle saw Ludlowe’s Sarah Grinalds touch the wall first in an FCIAC finals record time of 22.97. Katie Colwell from New Canaan finished second (23.12), followed by Kenzie Healy of Staples (24.47).
“I really owe it to my coaches for how well I did in this meet,” Grinalds said. “I have been training hard for this meet and I’m very surprised with my times.

“I feel very excited about what is going to happen the rest of the season.”

Staples took 1-2 in the 100 butterfly, behind Amelia Bullock (55.33) and Marissa Healy (58.30). Erin McIntee (Ridgefield, 58.79) and Isabel Blaze (Darien, 59.42) were third and fourth, respectively.

Grinalds won the FCIAC title in the 500 freestyle in 4:58.15, while Katrina Trentos of Wilton was second in 5:06.47.

“I just wanted to break five minutes in the 500,” Grinalds said. “I’m very happy with my time.”

“I have been coaching at Staples for 18 years and this is the fastest FCIACs ever,” Staples coach Mike Laux said. “Normally Greenwich or Darien walks away with the meet, but this year, New Canaan had a top-notch team, as well as Ridgefield. I can’t say how pleased I am that we came in fourth.”

Said Fine: “Tonight, we saw something special from our team. They swam a very special meet.”
FCIAC GIRLS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Greenwich High School

Team standings and key — 1. New Canaan (NC) 314; 2. Ridgefield (R) 285; 3. Darien (D) 278; 4. Staples (271); 5. Greenwich (G) 257; 6. Wilton (W) 246; 7. Norwalk/McMahon (Nk/M) 167; 8. Fairfield Ludlowe (FL) 164; 9. Westhill/Stamford (Wh/S) 118; 10. Trumbull (T) 85; 11. Fairfield Warde (FW) 39; 12. Danbury (D) 26; 13. St. Joseph (SJ) 22; 13. Trinity Catholic (TC) 15.

200-yard medley relay — 1. Ridgefield 1:46.55; 2. Staples 1:48.89; 3. New Canaan 1:49.24; 4. Darien 1:51.18; 5. Norwalk/McMahon 1:51.71; 6. Wilton 1:53.94; 7. Greenwich 1:54.28; 8. Trumbull 1:55.76; 200-yard freestyle — 1. Marcie Maguire (Ridgefield) 1:50.07; 2. Meghan Egan (NC) 1:51.09; 3. Elizabeth Colwell (NC) 1:54.32; 4. Lauren Rutledge (D) 1:55.20; 5. Hannah Snyder (R) 1:56.03; 6. Emma Kauffeld (W) 1:57.91; 7. Belle Stobbie (D) 1:58.06; 8. Lilly Clisham (G) 1:59.46; 200 individual medley — 1. Emma Holquist (W) 2:07.71; 2. Lindsey Gordon (R) 2:08.58; 3. Willow Woods (S) 2:08.72; 4. Phoebe Slaughter (D) 2:08.79; 5. Libby O’Hare (NC) 2:09.87; 6. Kelly Montesi (G) 2:12.23; 7. Brooke Collins (G) 2:12.30; 8. Erika Ehret (WH/S) 2:17.39; 50 freestyle — 1. Sarah Grinalds (FL) 22.97; 2. Katie Colwell (NC) 23.12; 3. Kenzie Healy (S) 24.47; 4. Katie Thorton (FL) 24.75; 5. Emma Brody (R) 24.83; 6. Madeline Smith (NC) 24.88; 7. Morgan Dill (W) 25.16; 8. Taylor Loud (W) 25.80; 100 butterfly — 1. Amelia Bullock (S) 55.33; 2. Marissa Healy (S) 58.30; 3. Erin McIntee (R) 58.30; 4. Isabel Blaze (D) 59.42; 5. Olivia Fassett (Norwalk/McMahon) 59.52; 6. Kelly Montesi (G) 59.79; 7. Maggie Orem (D) 59.97; 8. Elissa Clancy (R) 1:00.83; 100 freestyle — 1. Meghan Egan (NC) 51.62; 2. Lauren Rutledge (D) 53.07; 3. Kenzie Healy (S) 53.15; 4. Samantha Scott (G) 53.25; 5. Belle Stobbie (D) 53.97; 6. Caroline Sweeney (NC) 54.16; 7. Megan Phelan (FL) 55.74; 8. Emma Brody (R) 55.92; 500 freestyle — 1. Sarah Grinalds (FL) 4:58.15; 2. Katrina Trentos (W) 5:06.47; 3. Emma Kauffeld (W) 5:06.82; 4. Elizabeth Colwell (New Canaan) 5:08.79; 5. Hannah Snyder (R) 5:15.36; 6. Phoebe Slaughter (D) 5:16.16; 7. Dominika Brice (WH/S) 5:20.11; 200 freestyle relay — 1. New Canaan 1:36.94; 2. Ludlowe 1:38.59; 3. Darien 1:40.06; 4. Staples 1:40.29; 5. Ridgefield 1:40.35; 6. Wilton 1:40.51; 7. Greenwich 1:42.05; 8. Norwalk/McMahon 1:42.46; 100 backstroke — 1. Marcie Maguire (R) 54.48; 2. Isabel Anbar (Nk/M) 57.48; 3. Katie Colwell (NC) 58.44; 4. Hayley Linder (NC) 58.67; 5. Katrina Trentos (W) 59.32; 6. Katy Saladin (FW) 59.38; 7. Samantha Scott (G) 59.45; 8. Caroline Sweeney (NC) 59.78; 100 breaststroke — 1. Amelia Bullock (S) 1:03.55; 2. Lindsey Gordon (R) 1:06.02; 3. Emma Holmquist (W) 1:08.15; 4. Willow Woods (S) 1:08.30; 5. Olivia Fassett (Nk/M) 1:08.79; 6. Leigh Harrison (D) 1:09.44; 7. Brooke Hendee (W) 1:10.40; 8. Brooke Collins (G) 1:10.87; 400 freestyle relay — 1. New Canaan 3:30.98; 2. Ridgefield 3:33.92; 3. Ludlowe 3:36.69; 4. Staples 3:36.91; 5. Darien 3:38.86; 6. Greenwich 3:39.91; 7. Wilton 3:43.30; 8. Norwalk/McMahon 3:43.30.

Reprinted from the Connecticut Post

Bullock a Double Winner, Wreckers 4th at FCIAC

November 5, 2015 by ·  

 

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By Steve Geoghegan

GREENWICH — Staples’ Mia Bullock had a goal in mind headed into the 2015 FCIAC Swimming Championships.

She was looking to break her own record in the 100 butterfly, a record she set last year. Unfortunately for her she just missed breaking it by 15 hundredths of a second.

Despite that fact, Bullock was a double winner with ease to lead the Wreckers to a fourth-place finish at the annual event featuring the conference’s best on Thursday at Greenwich High.

“I was just short (of my goal) but that just gives me more encouragement to do better at states,” the senior standout said.

Staples racked up 271 points, behind only Darien (278), Ridgefield (285) and FCIAC?champion New Canaan (314). The Rams won their first conference championship since 2011 while knocking three-time defending champ Darien off its perch.

In addition, Wilton was sixth (246) and Norwalk/McMahon took seventh (167).

Bullock was hardly challenged as she captured the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.33 and won the 100 breaststroke with a personal best time of 1:03.55. With her efforts, she tied for second with Sarah Grinalds of Fairfield Ludlowe for the Most Outstanding Swimmer award as Ridgefield’s Marcie Maguire locked up MOS laurels.

Her closest competitor in each race was teammate Marissa Healy in the 100 fly (58.30) and Lindsey Gordon of Ridgefield in the 100 breast (1:06.02).

“Through the years I’ve learned that it’s really about being a better swimmer for yourself,” she said. “It’s about competing with yourself and trying to be the best you can be. It’s trying to find the encouragement and the strength down inside of you to push yourself to perform whether you have someone swimming next to you pushing you or not.

“I think it’s pretty great,” she added of the team’s fourth-place finish. “I don’t know how high we’ve ever placed. It’s a bonus to place at this meet and my team is really happy we did.”

Bullock wasn’t the only Wrecker who turned in solid performances as Staples coach Mike Laux pointed out a number of his swimmers who excelled.

“This is absolutely fantastic,” said the coach, who noted it’s the team’s highest finish since 2007 (third). “The girls swam really, really well tonight. I can’t tell you how pleased I am.”

The other Wreckers who stepped up were the 200 medley relay team (second in 1:48.89), Willow Woods in the 200 IM (third in 2:08.72) and the 100 breast (fourth in 1:08.30), Kenzie Healy in the 50 freestyle (third in 24.47) and the 100 free (third in 53.15), the 200 free relay team (fourth in 1:40.29) and the 400 free relay team (fourth in 3:36.91).

As for Bullock, Laux said she has the best start of any swimmer in the league.

“She goes in and right away she’s half a body ahead,” he said. “But that isn’t just the start, she takes it from there and goes. She is a stroke perfectionist so if you ever want to learn how to swim a stroke, watch her swimming.”

Wilton’s Emma Holmquist was the other local champion as the senior came from behind to win the 200 IM with a time of 2:07.71. Lindsey Gordon of Ridgefield was behind Holmquist in second (2:08.58).

Holmquist, who was second in the same event last year, said she didn’t think she’d win and was surprised that she touched the wall first.

“The strongest part of my race is definitely at the end,” said Holmquist, who was trailing after the butterfly and backstroke but turned it on in the breaststroke and the freestyle, her two best strokes. “It shows endurance. It’s really exciting that I won.”

Holmquist also took third in the 100 breast (1:08.15) while the other Warriors who placed high were the 200 medley relay team (sixth in 1:53.94), Morgan Dill in the 50 free (seventh in 25.16), Emma Kauffeld in the 500 free (third in 5:06.82) and the 200 free (sixth in 1:57.91), the 200 free relay team (sixth in 1:40.51), Katrina Trentos in the 100 back (fifth in 59.32), Brooke Hendee in the 100 breast (seventh in 1:10.40) and the 400 free relay team (seventh in 3:43.30).

Wilton coach Todd Stevens said his swimmers swam as well as they could against top-notch competition.

“The top swimmers here are something to watch,” he said. “We saw a number of records broken tonight. At least one of Wilton’s records in the 200 medley relay was broken from 2011. I’m pleased and happy for (New Canaan coach) Dave (Fine) and New Canaan for winning the title.

“I’m happy to see Katrina and Emma Kauffeld make All-FCIAC along with Emma Holmquist,” he added. “They worked really hard and deserve it. This is the best conference in the state, no ifs, ands or buts about that. It’s good to be here among great competitors.”

Leading Norwalk-McMahon were Olivia Fassett in the 100 fly (fifth in 59.52) and the 100 breast (1:08.79) and Hayley Linder in the 100 back (fourth in 58.67).

Norwalk-McMahon coach Pam Raila said all of her swimmers swam well and they were excited to place seventh.

“They got up there and they raced and that was awesome,” she said. “We don’t have the big studs like some of the other teams do. They all did best times and this is a really tough meet now with the powerhouses like New Canaan, Darien, Wilton and Greenwich. We’re going against those powerhouses before we even get to State Open so this is a good test for us.”

Reprinted from The Hour

Banquet – December 9th – Response Required

November 1, 2015 by ·  

Dear Swim and Dive Team Families,

Please find below a link to the 2015 Swim and Dive Team Banquet Invitation.  The Banquet will be taking place on Wednesday December 9 at 6PM at the Patterson Club.   All swimmers and their families are invited to attend.  Dinner will be served.  Please print out the invitation and reply using the cut-off lower portion of the form. Your RSVP is appreciated by November 20th.

http://girls.staplesswimming.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/SHS-Girls-Swim-Dive-2015-Banquet1.pdf

Thank you!