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Swim And Dive Squad Defeats Rebels On Road And Falcons In First Home Meet



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Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team defeated host New Fairfield 100-77, exhibitioning the final three events after sealing the team win on October 4. Due to pool renovations, the Nighthawks hosted a meet for the first time this season when Joel Barlow of Redding visited on October 7. The Hawks won 93-77, again sealing the win with three events remaining.

“We’re definitely happy to be home. We are so grateful to the Community Center to have the time there, but it’s so nice to be back and have our home space again,” said Newtown Coach Becky Osborne, whose team practiced at the Newtown Community Center, at times in the morning before school, while waiting for boilers to be installed at the NHS pool.

In the win over New Fairfield, the 200-yard medley relay team of Caroline Mahoney, Olivia Renkert, Cate Fischer, and Payton Bradley was first in a time of 1:58.93. Newtown’s Alexa Unger, Natalie Barden, Lily van der Kroef, and Lianna Perazzo combined to place second in 2:13.38.

In the 200 freestyle race, Shayna Millard was first in 2:01.92 and Mopsey Seaver came in second in 2:09.57.

Olivia Renkert was first in 2:21.99. Caroline Mahoney and Bradley gave NHS a one-two finish in the 50 free with times of 25.89 and 26.14.

In the diving competition, Newtown had another one-two outcome. Hannah Weatherby won the event with a score of 221.25, and Kylie Giroux was runner-up with a score of 185.475.

Isabel Cadoff was second in the 100 butterfly race, clocking in at 1:10.40. Millard and Norah Kolb went one-two in the 100 with times of 56.83 and 58.40.

Bradley was first in the 500 free in 5:38.98, edging teammate and second-place finisher Seaver with a time of 5:39.52.

In the 200 free relay, Renkert, Kolb, Barden, and Millard finished first in 1:52.05.

Mahoney was the fastest swimmer in the 100 backstroke race, making her final touch in 1:03.73. Fischer had the fastest time in the 100 breaststroke event in 1:14.59. The 400 relay of Seaver, Cadoff, Unger, and Rachel Arena had the second-fastest time in 4:25.19.

Against Barlow, the 200 relay team Mahoney, Renkert, van der Kroef, and Bradley was first in 2:00.20.

Millard won the 200 free in 2:01.77. Renkert was first in the IM in a time of 2:22.72. Mahoney won the 50 free in 25.94.

Weatherby was first in the diving competition with a score of 209.30.

Renkert won the 100 fly race in 1:02.72. Bradley took the top spot in the 100 free in 57.63. Seaver won the 500 in 5:41.28.

The 200 free relay of Mahoney, Cadoff, van der Kroef, and Millard was first in 1:51,12.

Millard had the fastest time in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.05 and van der Kroef was the fastest to the finish in the 100 breaststroke event with a time of 1:18.93. The 400 relay of Seaver, Barden, Perazzo, and Renkert had the best time in 4:21.57.

Shayna Millard competes in the backstroke race during Newtown’s win over Barlow on October 7. (Bee Photos, Hutchison)
Mopsey Seaver competes for the Nighthawks.
Lianna Perazzo swims for Newtown.
Olivia Renkert races during the butterfly event.
Rachel Arena competes in the breaststroke race.
Lily van der Kroef competes for NHS.
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