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Swim And Dive Team Defeats Green Wave And Bethel-Immaculate



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Newtown High School's girls' swimming and diving team defeated the visiting New Milford Green Wave 98-83 on Senior Night, October 18. The Nighthawks exhibitioned their last two events after sealing the team win. Newtown bested the Immaculate of Danbury-Bethel co-op in a road meet, at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, 98-80 on October 22.

Against New Milford, the 200 yard medley relay team of Mopsey Seaver, Olivia Renkert, Lily van der Kroef, and Lianna Perazzo was first in a time of 2:03.39.

Payton Bradley was second in the 200 freestyle race, clocking in at 2:04.21. Caroline Mahoney and Nora Kolb gave Newtown a one-two finish in the 50 free with times of 25.64 and 26.54.

Hannah Weatherby was second in the diving competition with a score of 194.2, and Newtown held a 41-37 lead heading into the last seven events.

Renkert won the 100 butterfly race in 1:01.89, helping the Nighthawks push their lead to ten points at 52-42. Bradley and Kolb finished one-two in the 100 free with times of 55.99 and 58.51. Seaver won the 500, clocking in at 5:37.39.

Newtown had the top two 200 free relay teams. Mahoney, Kolb, Catie Fischer, and Bradley was first in 1:47.19; and Alexa Unger, Isabel Cadoff, Maura Daly, and Rachel Arena finished in 1:58.48.

The Nighthawks increased their team lead to 98-58 as Mahoney took the top spot in the 100 backstroke race, finishing in 1:03.19, locking up the team victory.

Fischer and van der Kroef had the two fastest times in the 100 breaststroke race, clocking in with times of 1:14.11 and 1:18.62.

Newtown's 400 free relay comprising Seaver, Perazzo, Natalie Barden, and Renkert had the second-fastest time of 4:04.72.

In the win over Immaculate-Bethel, the 200 medley relay team of Mahoney, Renkert, Fischer, and Kolb was first in 1:56.56.

Seaver placed second in the 200 free with a time of 2:05.00. Renkert won the 200 individual medley race in 2:21.44. Mahoney and Kolb were first and second in the 50 free in 25.86 and 26.32, Shayna Millard was third in 26.44.

Weatherby won the diving competition with a score of 200.55, Kylie Giroux was second with a score of 161, and Lenie Urbina placed third with a score of 148.85.

Renkert was second in the 100 butterfly, clocking in at 1:04.75. Bradley and Kolb gave NHS a one-two outcome in the 100 free with times of 57.03 and 58.12. Seaver placed second in the 500, making her final touch in 5:47.31.

The 200 free relay team of Bradley, Kolb, Renkert, and Mahoney was first in 1:48.51. Millard won the 100 backstroke race in 1:04.94.

Caroline Mahoney competes in the backstroke race during Newtown's win over New Milford. (Bee Photos, Hutchison)
Natalie Barden competes during the win over the Green Wave.
Mopsey Seaver races during a recent meet.
Lianna Perazzo swims freestyle.
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