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Kwarcinski Wins Two Events, Relay Second In Swim Championships



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MONROE — Newtown High School's boys' swim team competed with the best, and showcased some of the best, in the South-West Conference in the March 1 SWC Championship meet at Masuk High.

Connor Kwarcinski had a pair of first-place finishes, capturing the title in the 50 yard freestyle race in a time of 21.46 and winning the 100 free in 47.82.

Kwarcinski won the SWC meet's Outstanding Swimmer Award.

NHS placed third as a team behind Pomperaug of Southbury and runner-up Weston.

Newtown's 200 freestyle relay team of James Guerrieri, Kwarcinski, Gabe Petertonjes, and Hayden Bobowick took second place in 1:32.25.

The 400 free relay of Guerrieri, Elias Kolb, Kris Luci-Bernard, and Bobowick finished third in 3:27.89.

For more coverage of the meet check the March 8 print edition of The Bee.

Gabe Petertonjes races in the SWC Championships. Petertonjes was part of Newtown's second-place 200 freestyle relay. —Bee Photo, Hutchison
Connor Kwarcinski earned the SWC meet's Outstanding Swimmer Award. —photo courtesy Lisa Irving
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