Boys swimming: Weston dominates most events

A close final score did not reflect the Weston High boys swim team’s domination of its meet against Bunnell/Stratford.

While the Trojans prevailed by less than 10 points (83-92) they ended up swimming the final four events unofficially. All the points from these events went to the competition as the Trojans still prevailed on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Weston Middle School pool.

Bunnell/Stratford did have some speed in the opening event, the 200 medley relay, taking first for a brief lead. Lydia Sykes, Gabe Imber, Hugo Sykes and Marty Imber combined to take second in one minute, 56.78 seconds.

For the most part the Trojans dominated the meet from that point on, taking first in six of the next seven events. They even went one-two-three in a few.

One was the 200 free, which featured Hugo Sykes taking first in 2:00.7. Garrick Tsui followed in 2:02.97 and Jackson Marvin was third in 2:07.73.

It was the tame situation in the 200 individual medley with Marty Imber leading the way in 2:22.87. Next was David Fleming in 2:25.03 and Asher Greenberg was third in 2:30.03.

Getting his first victory of the day, Jordan Berger swam the 50 free in 23.40. The Trojans took three of the top four places with Eli Carter finishing third in 24.69 and Gabe Imber a close fourth in 24.96.

Weston ended up sweeping the diving event. Lucas Billig won it, followed by Brett Gurman and Michael Bell.

Bunnell-Stratford stopped Weston’s streak of first places with a win in the 100 butterfly. The next three places, however, went to Weston. Marty Imber was second in 1:01.5, followed by Fleming (1:03.46) and Gabe Imber (1:04.18).

Berger got his second win in the 100 free, coming in 52.79. Tsui was third in 55.18 and Adam Winikoff claimed fourth in 57.77.

The final scoring event for Weston was the 500 free, which also turned out to be a one-two-three finish. Clayton Morikawa won it in 5:26.85 and Marvin broke the six-minute mark in 5:57.79 for second. Third went to Lydia Sykes in 6:16.34.

Even by forgoing any points in the 200 free relay, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke and 400 free relay the Trojans had more than enough for victory.

Now 4-2, Weston hosts Oxford on Tuesday in its final home meet of the regular season.

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