Boys swimming: SWCs are up next

Weston High’s Elliot Eglash swims the 200 medley relay during a Weston High boys swim meet. The Trojans defeated Masuk 98-83 last Tuesday, Feb. 19, to end the regular season.—Scott Mullin photo

If the Weston High boys swim team can carry the momentum from the regular season into the South-West Conference finals it could make quite a splash.

The Trojans posted victories in their last six meets, including the regular-season finale. An 8-2 record (9-2 overall) gives them the third best record in the conference behind Pomperaug and Brookfield.

Visiting Masuk last Tuesday, Feb. 19, Weston had its fair share of top five scorers in most of the events. By the time the last two events came they already amassed enough points to guarantee a win before the meet ended with them ahead 98-83.

Weston continued to be a force in the relays, including the 200 medley relay at the start of the meet. Adam Winikoff, Clayton Morikawa, Eli Carter and Marty Imber formed the first-place team that finished in one minute, 49.28 seconds. Additional points also came from Hugo Sykes, Harry Halpin, David Fleming and Ian McLoughlin in 2:03.07 for third.

Although the Panthers claimed first in the 200 free Weston occupied three of the top five places, including second, which featured Asher Greenberg touching the wall in 2:01.48. Jackson Marvin was third in 2:07.52 and Matthew Policano was fifth with a 2:15.44.

Leading the way in the 200 individual medley, Eli Carter had a 2:15.69. Dan Solinsky was next in 2:20.48 and Garrick Tsui’s 2:22.62 completed a one-two-three finish for the Trojans.

The only event in which Weston did not officially take either first or second was the 50 free. It did get third with Fleming in 25.67 and Vincent Walters was fourth in 25.72.

Another one-two-three finish came in the diving, which had Dean Rapp in first. Misha Moffly was next and third went to Toby Gerroll.

A 1:02.35 in the 100 butterfly got Marty Imber first. Third went to Fleming in 1:02.66 and Solinsky was one spot later in 1:02.81.

Getting his second individual win, Carter finished the 100 free in 52.84. Third went to Tsui in 55.72.

Following Masuk’s first place in the 500 free, Marvin was second in 5:44.39. Weston coach Tom Grace noted that Jordan Berger had asked about swimming a 500 butterfly exhibition for some time and was given the opportunity, finishing in 5:54.07.

The 200 free relay was another first place for Weston with Winikoff, Hugo Sykes, Tsui and Marty Imber in 1:38.83. third went to McLoughlin, Fleming, Elliot Eglash and Berger combined for third in 1:45.71.

Weston’s last official points came in the 100 backstroke with Greenberg finishing first in 1:04.47. Lydia Sykes was little more than a second behind him in 1:05.8 and McLoughlin was fourth in 1:09.84.

By the time the 100 breaststroke and 400 free relay were held the Trojans had amassed enough points to win the  meet and competed unofficially here.

Weston takes part in the SWC finals on Friday at Masuk at 6 p.m.

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