Deierlein Resets Pool Record As Nighthawk Swim And Dive Team Cruises Past Bunnell Bulldogs
Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team defeated visiting Bunnell of Stratford 96-77 on October 8. Brianna Deierlein broke the pool record in the 100-yard freestyle race, beating a mark she set earlier this fall, by clocking in with a time of 53.50 seconds. For comparison sake, the next fastest time in the meet was nine seconds behind.
The Nighthawks dominated with first-place outcomes in all but one event and exhibitioned the final four races after securing the team victory.
Things began with the 200-yard medley relay team of Shayna Millard, Deierlein, Cate Fischer, and Norah Kolb winning in a time of 1:59.53. Teammates Ella Seaver, Grace Fischer, Alexa Kwarcinski, and Diellza Limani came in second in 2:02.16.
In the 200 freestyle race, NHS produced another one-two finish as Lauren Smiley won the event in 2:15.54 and Maura Daly clocked in at 2:17.48.
Grace Fischer edged out Limani in the 200 individual medley race, finishing in 2:25.82 to 2:26.54 for another one-two Nighthawk outcome.
In another close finish at the top, Kolb won the 50 free in 26.46 and Millard came in runner-up in 26.58.
Newtown’s divers claimed the top three spots as Ella Hall won with a score of 188.90, Kaitlin Yeaton had a score of 175.65, and Julia Calabrese scored 154.10.
Out of the break, Cate Fischer had Newtown’s fastest time in the 100 butterfly event, finishing second in 1:08.84.
In the 100 free, in addition to Deierlein winning in record-setting time, Anna Shew took second in 1:02.17.
Kwarcinski won the 500 free, making her final touch in 5:46.47. Seaver was second in 6:05.30.
The 200 free relay contingent of Millard, Limani, Cate Fischer, and Deierlein was first in 1:46.03.
Grace Fischer won the 100 backstroke event in 1:07.76, and Shew was second in 1:12.44.
Cate Fischer took the top spot in the 100 breaststroke race with a time of 1:13.54.
In the 400 relay, Kolb, Limani, Millard, and Deierlein claimed the top spot in 3:51.52. Grace Fischer, Seaver, Smiley, and Kwarcinski followed in 4:11.19.
Newtown went on the road and defeated Stratford 94-64 on October 12.
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