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Nighthawk Swim Team Defeats Panthers And Bobcats



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Competing at its home pool while the opposition swam at their home venues as part of coronavirus restrictions, Newtown High School's girls' swimming and diving team came out on top 96-85 in a season-opening meet with Pomperaug of Southbury on October 2, and 99-76 in a meet with Brookfield on October 6. Izy Cadoff, Caroline Mahoney, Bridget Gogly, Riley Burns, and Payton Bradley were recognized on Senior Night after the triumph over Brookfield.

Against Pomperaug, the Nighthawks earned first place in eight of 12 events.

The 200 yard medley relay team of Mahoney, Sofia Doersch, Cate Fischer, and Brianna Deierlein was first in a time of 1:57.10.

Bradley came in second in the 200 freestyle race in a time of 2:08.42. Deierlein won the 200 individual medley in 2:19.99. Mahoney was first in the 50 free in 25.83.

Ella Hall was second in the diving competition with a score of 162.60.

Doersch won the 100 butterfly race, making her final touch in 1:04.26. Norah Kolb won the 100 free in 56.42. Deierlein won the 500 in a time of 5:31.38.

Newtown's 200 free relay team of Mahoney, Kolb, Diellza Limani, and Bradley won in a time of 1:45.21.

Shayna Millard came out on top in the 100 backstroke race in 1:05.34.. Fischer was first in the 100 breaststroke event in 1:12.86, edging out sister Grace Fischer who finished in 1:13.83.

The 400 relay contingent of Bradley, Doersch, Millard, and Deierlein was first in 3:52.65.

Against Brookfield, Newtown had the best time in each of the 11 swimming events.

Mahoney, Kolb, Cate Fischer, and Bradley won the 200 relay in 1:58.11.

Deierlein won the 200 in 1:59.31. Kolb came out on top in the IM with a time of 2:21.85. Mahoney won the 50 in 25.49.

Deierlein was first in the 100 butterfly, clocking in at 1:01.12. Bradley took first in the 100 in 57.59. Doersch won the 500 in 5:35.18.

The 200 free relay of Mahoney, Kolb, Bradley, and Deierlein was first in 1:44.48.

Mahoney came out on top in the backstroke event in a time of 1:04.79. It was another close one between the Fischer sisters in the breaststroke race, with Grace Fischer prevailing by a mere seven hundredths of a second with a time of 1:13.04; Cate Fischer finished in 1:13.11.

The 400 relay of Deierlein, Limani, Millard, and Doersch was first in 3:54.95.

Cate Fischer, foreground, and Grace Fisher race in the 100 yard breaststroke event for Newtown during a virtual meet win over Brookfield on October 6. Grace Fischer took first place by a mere seven hundredths of a second over her sister who had won bragging rights in a close race earlier in the sesaon. —Bee Photos, Hutchison
Caroline Mahoney races in the backstroke event.
Shayna Millard competes for Newtown.
Sofia Doersch swims in a relay event.
Brianna Deierlein swims her leg of a relay race.
Norah Kolb competes in the 100 butterfly race.
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