Southington girls swim team wins eight events, finishes with top score at conference championship meet

Published on Wednesday, 6 November 2019 20:50
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WEST HARTFORD - A trio of local girls swimming teams competed at Wednesday’s CCC West Conference Championships meet, but the event was owned by Southington.

The Blue Knights won eight of 12 events at the championship meet, finishing with the top score of 321 to win the meet after posting an impressive 8-2 regular season record. Hall took home the overall conference title due to regular season record.

Southington’s 200 medley relay team of Meghan Hammarlund, Jenna Famigletti, Maddie Symecko and Anny Moquete took first place with a time of 1:57.84, while the 200 freestyle relay team of Gianna Perugini, Emma Jekubovich, Kendall Noonan and Andie Nadeau also claimed the top spot with a time of 1:45.34. The team’s relay dominance continued with the 400 freestlye relay event, which was won by Perugini, Jekubovich, Hammarlund and Nadeau.

Nadeau and Perugini continued the dominant afternoon with two individual conference titles apiece, with Nadeau claiming the 200 and 500 freestyle events to historic results. Her final times of 1:58.40 and 5:18.88 both broke school records, the latter breaking a top mark that had stood since 1982.

Perugini’s individual wins came in the 50 and 100 freestyle events.

Hammarlund also took home and individual title with a win in the 100 backstroke, and while she settled for second place in the 100 butterfly, her time of 59.52 set a new school record.

Newington finished fifth of six teams with a score of 136, followed by Berlin with 122.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Newington, Southington on Wednesday, 6 November 2019 20:50. Updated: Wednesday, 6 November 2019 20:53.