MERIDEN - It was a good afternoon for Lizy Beaulieu.
Not only did the Southington girls swimming and diving team beat Meriden 93-82 on Wednesday to improve to 4-0 on the season, the Blue Knights’ diver headed back to school with a little bit of history.
The senior Beaulieu set a new school record with a 251.58 in the diving portion of the meet, which she also took first place in. The previous record had been Kristy Dougan’s 229.25 set in 2006.
In addition to Beaulieu’s effort, Southington got a number of strong performances on the day. Ella and Andie Nadeau, and Meghan Hammarlund were all double winners.
Ella took first in the 200 (2:00.12) and 500 (5:24.11) freestyles. Andie won the 50 (26.11) and 100 (57.60) freestyles, and Hammarlund won the 200 IM (2:22.74) and 100 butterfly (1:02.53).
Maddie Symecko took first in the 100 backstroke thanks to a time of 1:04.98 and Jenna Famiglietti took first in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:16.97.
The Blue Knights also won all three relay events - the medley, and 200 and 400 freestyles.
Goodwin Tech 3, MLC 0: The Gladiators made sure to honor their four seniors in style - with a sweep thanks to set sores of 25-11, 25-7 and 25-21 to improve to 7-1 on the season.
Goodwin Tech was led by senior Nathalie Delarosa (12 service points, 5 aces, 8 kills), senior Tabetha Trammell (14 service points, 7 assists), senior Marangelis Gonzalez (12 service points, 5 aces, 7 assists) and senior Nesharae Chamberlin (8 service points, 3 blocks).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Bristol Central 22, Lewis Mills 35: It was another strong effort for the Rams and Nate DeaAngelo.
The Bristol Central standout took first place thanks to a time of 16:33. Overall, the Rams placed six in the top 10 - Frankie Pirrini, Ray Peters, Chris Roy, Reggie Gonzales and Lance Archibald.
Bristol Eastern 17, New Britain 42: Logan Crowley was the Lancers’ best runner and the top overall finisher Wednesday with a time of 18:15, while Jacob Davis was New Britain’s with a time of 18:23.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Lewis Mills 26, Bristol Central 29: It was as close race for the Rams.
Natalia Popielarz took first overall thanks to a time of 20:55 as Bristol Central finished with four in the top 10. Johannie Juarez, Ahngied Velecela and Marisa Heller were the Rams’ other top finishers.
Bristol Eastern 0, New Britain 15: Fiona Gallagher was the Lancers’ top runner with a time of 20:10.