Girls swimming: Trojans come out fast

Olivia Clark swims the breaststroke during a Weston High girls swim meet against New Fairfield last Friday, Sept. 14. Weston won 94-85.—Gabrielle Watson photo

Between its speed and depth the Weston High girls swim team remained in good position right from the start of its meet at New Fairfield.

Not only did the Trojans take first in nine different events, most featured multiple swimmers who scored points. Such was more than enough for a 94-85 win last Friday, Sept. 14.

Weston’s depth was apparent early in the meet, starting with the 200 medley relay. Emily Clark, Olivia Clark, Katie Johnson and Dacia Gross earned first place in two minutes, four seconds and the Trojans also secured third-place ones from Clare Murray, Olivia Watson, Emily Faller and Sam Silverstein.

Brenna Nimkoff won the 200 freestyle in 2:07.18 and Frances Kleiner was third in 2:21.59. Lauren Solinsky took fifth.

Three also scored for the Trojans in the 200 individual medley, which featured a winning time of 2:23.74 by Kiersten Daly. A 2:26.91 by Clare Kerns was good for third and Ilana Berger took fourth in 2:40.81.

The Trojans had plenty of speed for the 50 free, which included Johnson’s first-place time of 25.55. Edgar was third and Kleban was one spot behind her.

Widening its lead, Weston went one-two-three in the diving event, led by Hannah Schroeder. Keturah Sarno and Andrea Janis followed.

New Fairfield had the upper hand with a win in the 100 butterfly but Weston still earned points from Kerns (1:11.74) in second and Solinsky in third a tenth of a second later. Johnson picked up her second win, coming in the 100 free in 57.2. Julia Clark was third in 1:02.37 and fifth went to Kleban.

Going the distance in the 500 free, Olivia Clark won it in 5:33.78. Kleiner, Nimkoff, Kleban and Edgar combined to win the 200 free relay in 1:53.82.

Daly claimed another first in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.69, which were also Weston’s final points of the meet. With the win secured, it opted to swim the 100 breaststroke and 400 free relay unofficially.

Weston hosts Brookfield today (Thursday) at 4 p.m.

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