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Swim And Dive Team Wins As Deierlein Sets Record



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Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team defeated visiting Immaculate/Bethel 101-78 on October 1. Brianna Deierlein was at it again, setting pool and team records with her 50-yard freestyle event win in 24.48 seconds; Deierlein has set records in each of Newtown’s meets this fall.

“We are so proud of our team stepping up tonight and winning some big races,” Newtown Coach Becky Osborne said. “Bethel/Immaculate gave us some really awesome races, and we wish them luck in the rest of the season. Brianna did a great job pushing herself to continue to better even her own records. She is working so hard and it is really showing in her racing.”

The 200 medley relay team of Deierlein, Cate Fischer, Grace Fischer, and Diellza Limani was first in 1:57.28.

Ella Hall won the diving competition.

Limani was first in the 100 free with a time of 58.56. Deierlein won the 500 in 5:15.70.

The 200 free relay of Shayna Millard, Alexa Kwarcinski, Cate Fischer, and Limani was first in 1:47.52.

Millard was the fastest in the 100 backstroke race, clocking in at 1:05.54. Grace Fischer won the 100 breaststroke event in 1:11.92.

Newtown fell 101-85 to host Pomperaug of Southbury on October 5.

“Things didn’t go as we had planned, but Pomperaug swam a great meet and we got a lot of really good swims as a result. We are really excited to get back in the pool and use this setback as motivation to end the season strong,” Osborne said. “We want to give a special shout-out to our divers who have been doing such a great job all season, but especially tonight going one, two, four. We love them so much and are so happy they are on our team.”

Against Pomperaug, the 200 medley relay of Deierlein, Cate Fischer, Grace Fischer, and Norah Kolb was first in 1:56.72.

Millard won the 200 free in 2:03.19. Deierlein won the 200 IM in 2:17.36.

In the diving competition, Kaitlin Yeaton was first with a score of 174.35; Hall second with a 167.85; and Julia Calabrese fourth with a 141.20.

Kolb was first in the 100 free in 57.94. Deierlein was tops in the 500, clocking in at 5:19.05. Millard took first in the backstroke race in 1:04.40.

Next up for Newtown is a home meet against Bunnell of Stratford on Friday, October 8, at 5 pm.

Grace Fischer competes in a meet for Newtown this fall. —Bee Photo, Hutchison
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