Swimmers Fall To Panthers In Close Meet And Beat Stratford

Published: October 12, 2017 at 12:00 am


Emma Riebe competes during a meet this season. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Emma Riebe competes during a meet this season. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)
Newtown High School's girls' swimming and diving team dropped a close meet to the visiting Pomperaug of Southbury Panthers, 95-91, on October 6. The Nighthawks went on the road and topped Stratford 94-64 on October 10.

Results from the Pomperaug meet are as follows:

Newtown's 200 yard medley relay team of Mary Hufziger, Maddie Carter, Olivia Renkert, and Caroline Mahoney was first in a time of 1:57.12, edging Pomperaug's fastest relay by a little more than a second.

Julia DiMartino placed second in the 200 free with a time of 2:17.43.

Carter was runner-up in the 200 individual medley, making her final touch in 2:23.46, only 37 hundredths of a second off Pomperaug's first-place time.

Kiera Sughrue won the diving competition with a score of 213.9, and Hannah Weatherby was second with a score of 195.4.

Hufziger won the 100 free, sprinting to the finish in 55.35.

The 200 free relay contingent of Emma Riebe, Renkert, Lillian Perazzo, and Carter was second in 1:51.23, just 22 hundredths of a second behind Pomperaug's winning time.

Hufziger won the 100 backstroke race in 1:02.62.

Carter was first in the 100 breaststroke event with a time of 1:14.61.

The 400 free relay team of DiMartino, Mahoney, Emma Riebe, and Hufziger was first in 3:56.55, only 11 hundredths of a second better than Pomperaug's best time.

First-place finishes from the Stratford meet are as follows (the last two events were exhibitioned because Newtown sealed the team victory; Newtown had the best times in those races):

200 medley relay: 1. Mahoney, Emmi DeSousa, Carter, and Berry, 2:08.36.

200 free: 1. Martha Seaver 2:16.73.

200 IM: 1. Riebe 2:29.12.

50 free: 1. Perazzo 28.61.

100 butterfly: 1. Renkert 1:09.49.

500 free: 1. Hufziger 5:27.42.

200 free relay: 1. Renkert, Mahoney, Perazzo, Riebe 1:54.75.

100 backstroke: 1. Hufziger 1:05.97.

100 breaststroke: 1. DeSousa 1:18.41.

400 free relay: 1. Hufziger, Carter, Renkert, Riebe 4:19.74.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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