Plainville, Newington boys swim teams perform well at Class S and L finals

Published on Thursday, 15 March 2018 21:03
Written by SHELBY IAVA


WEST HARTFORD - The Plainville and Newington boys swim teams made sure to conclude their seasons on a strong note as the Class S and Class L state finals were held Wednesday night.


The Blue Devils scored a total of 94 points to finish 18th in Class S at Cornerstone Aquatic Center after many strong swims.

The 200 medley relay team of Brandon Paznokas, Graham Eyres, Joseph Michalic and Taegan Brochu claimed 17th place with a time of 1:55.26.

Michalic then competed in his first individual event, the 200 IM. He finished with a time of 2:14.81, good for 16th place.

Brochu finished 23rd overall in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.68.

Brian Buckley was the sole diver representing Plainville, as he finished in seventh place, with a score of 266.95.

In the 100 butterfly, Michalic placed 18th with a time of 59.13, while Brochu finished 24th overall with a time of 1:02.96.

The Blue Devils’ 200 free relay team of Michalic, Eyres, Marcos Gutierrez and Brochu finished in a time of 1:40.87, dropping 1.30 seconds, giving them a 13th place finish.

The 400 free relay team of Kyle Sullivan, Christopher St. Lawrence, Andrew Kane and Gutierrez had a 17th place finish with a time of 3:54.02.


The Indians scored a total of 94 points for a 17th place finish in Class L at Wesleyan University.

Newington’s 200 medley relay team of Sean Abrams, Joseph Olandt, Maksym Ugrak and Robert Nagy finished 15th with a time of 1:48.32, dropping 2.45 seconds.

Nagy then competed in the 50 freestyle, where he finished 18th with a time of 22.46. Nagy also placed 17th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.18.

John Famiglietti and Abrams both represented Newington in the diving portion of the meet. Famiglietti placed 20th overall with a score of 261.45, while Abrams placed 22nd with a score of 240.85.

The Indians’ 200 free relay team of Nicholas Goegel, Phillip Bucchi, Patrick Juvencio and Salvatore Scata finished in a time of 1:40.39, dropping 2.32 seconds and claiming an 18th place finish.

Newington’s 400 freestyle relay team of Scata, Juvencio, Ugrak and Nagy dropped a total of 3.12 seconds, for a time of 3:36.61 and an 11th place finish.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington, Plainville on Thursday, 15 March 2018 21:03. Updated: Thursday, 15 March 2018 21:06.