Nighthawk Swimmers Race In Conference Championships
Newtown High School's girls' swimming and diving team competed in the South-West Conference championships, with the diving competition held at Pomperaug High in Southbury on November 5 and the swimming events at Masuk High in Monroe on November 9.
Weston won the competition with a team score of 609. Pomperaug of Southbury had the second-highest total with 357, edging the Nighthawks who had 350.
The Nighthawks, because of their second-place regular season record and head-to-head victory over Pomperaug during the regular slate, earned the SWC's runner-up trophy.
There were some solid individual and relay team efforts by the Nighthawks, including many top-ten performances.
Newtown's 200 yard medley relay team of Caroline Mahoney, Cate Fischer, Olivia Renkert, and Norah Kolb kicked things off with a third-place finish in a time of 1:56.48.
In the 200 freestyle, Mopsey Seaver placed fourth in 2:02.53 and Shayna Millard came in fifth in a time of 2:02.61.
Olivia Renkert placed sixth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:19.04.
Mahoney was fifth in the 50 free in a time of 25.25, and Payton Bradley finsihed tenth in the 50 free with a time of 25.75.
Hannah Weatherby was fifth in the diving competition with a score of 327.25.
Renkert finished eighth in the 100 butterfly, clocking in at 1:03.03.
Bradley took home fifth in the 100 free, making her final touch in 56.24, and Kolb was eighth in the event in 57.34.
Seaver came in fifth in the 500, finishing the race in 5:30.09.
In the 200 free relay race, Mahoney, Kolb, Millard, and Bradley combined to finish third in 1:42.34.
Millard and Mahoney gave the Nighthawks a two-three finish in the 100 backstroke race, posting times of 1:01.80 and 1:02.42.
Fischer was eighth in the 100 breaststroke event with a time of 1:12.80.
Newtown's 400 free relay team of Bradley, Renkert, Seaver, and Millard came in third in 3:45.10.