NEW HAVEN \u2014 A legacy is not a birthright. It is a privilege that has to be earned. The Amity girls\u2019 swim team took on that mantle when the Spartans upended Cheshire to win the Southern Connecticut Conference girls\u2019 swimming championship Wednesday at the Hutchinson Natatorium on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University. Amity scored 1,114 points to take first place. Cheshire was second with 1,099.50 and Lauralton Hall third with 817. \u201cWe\u2019ve had a very balanced lineup all season,\u201d Amity coach Todd Rainey said. \u201cWe got a taste for success as the season went on. Everyone contributed. I knew we were behind at the 500 (freestyle). I felt if we got our scores in the backstroke and breaststroke we had a chance to be in the lead.\u201d Amity\u2019s Marea Li\u2019s time of 2:10.18 gave the freshman the 200-yard individual medley title. She tacked on 37 more team points with a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.42) that increased Amity\u2019s lead to 1,042-1,019.50. Amity\u2019s Katherine O\u2019Connor won the 100 freestyle in 54.44. Its relays took a first in the 200 medley, second in the 200 freestyle and third in the 400 freestyle. Lauralton Hall\u2019s Claire Kehley, winner of the 200 and 500 freestyle, was named SCC Most Outstanding Performer. \u201cIt is something out of a dream,\u201d Kehley said. \u201cYou can never figure on something like this. I\u2019m so happy to finish third as a team.\u201d Top-seeded Julia Barto from Cheshire and second-seeded Kehley had the pool deck going crazy in the final heat for the 200-freestyle. Kehley touched first in 1:53.64. Barto finished in 1:53.85. Kehley added gold in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:00.71. Cheshire\u2019s Avery Potyrala also captured two individual firsts. Potyrala won the 50-freestyle with a time of 24.45. A junior co-captain, she was meet-best in the 100 butterfly at 57.32. \u201cI would probably say the 1-fly was a little bit harder because it was right after the 50 free,\u201d Potyrala said. \u201cBut I had my teammates to push me. I knew going in to it I was going to swim against (teammate) Julianna (Tyler). It was our goal to finish one-two and we made it happen. I was really excited.\u201d Also going home winners were Lyman Hall\u2019s Elise Richardson (100 backstroke) and Lauralton Hall\u2019s Caroline Krawec (100 breaststroke). MaKenna Sharpe from Jonathan Law was the diving champion. The timer says... A paltry 29-tenths of a second separated first-place finisher Katerine O\u2019Connor (54.44) of Amity, Hamden\u2019s Amanda Wojenski (54.52) and Richardson (54.73) in the 100 freestyle. The 100 butterfly brought out the best from six competitors. The top half dozen were better than seed. All finished under one minute. email@example.com; @blox354 SCC CHAMPIONSHIP Team scores: 1. Amity 1,114; 2. Cheshire 1,099.50; 3. Lauralton Hall 817; 4. Daniel Hand 710; 5. Guilford 614.50; 6. North Haven 586; 7. Lyman Hall 546; 8. Jonathan Law 430; 9. Sheehan 425; 10. Foran 396.50; 11. Mercy 370; 12. Hamden 361; 13. Shelton 320; 14. East Haven\/Wilbur Cross 304; 15. Branford 179; 16. West Haven 173; 16. Sacred Heart Academy 169.50. Individual Results: 200-yard medley relay: 1. Amity (Elizabeth Brodie, Marea Li, Grace Mahon, Katherine O\u2019Connor) 1:49.99; 2. Lyman Hall (Elise Richardson, Caroline Krawec, Hailey Baker, Elena Bielesz) 152.63; 3. Daniel Hand (Seorin Kim, Samantha Chemacki, Grace Sweeney, Kacie Wines) 154:63; 200-yard freestyle: 1. Claire Kehley (Lauralton Hall), 1:53.64; 2. Julia Barto (Cheshire), 1:57.28; 3. Norah Rome (East Haven\/Wilbur Cross), 1:58.59; 200-yard individual medley: 1. Marea Li (Amity), 2:10.18; 2. Caroline Krawec (Lyman Hall), 2:13.50; 3. Julia Rosado (East Haven\/Wilbur Cross), 2:14.72; 50-yard freestyle: 1. Avery Potyrala (Cheshire), 24.45; 2. Katherine O\u2019Connor (Amity), 25.02; 3. Ashlyn Blessey (Lauralton Hall), 25.13; Diving: 1. MaKenna Sharpe, Law, 402.60 points; 2. Hannah Tao, Cheshire, 363.40 points; 3. El-Lana Coleman, North Haven, 327.95 points; 100-yard butterfly: 1. Avery Potyrala (Cheshire), 2. Juliana Tyler (Cheshire), 58.60; 3. Grace Mahon (Amity), 58.62; 100-yard freestyle: 1. Katherine O\u2019Connor (Amity), 54.44; 2. Amanda Wojenski (Hamden), 54.52; 3. Elise Richardson (Lyman Hall), 54.73; 500-yard freestyle: 1. Claire Kehley (Lauralton Hall), 5:00.71; 2. Julia Barto (Cheshire), 5:05.91; 3. Norah Rome (East Haven\/Wilbur Cross), 5:13.01; 200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cheshire (Avery Potyrala, Gabrielle Sokolik, Carly Cahill, Julia Barto), 139.15; 2. Amity (Marea Li, Grace Mahon, Julia Snow, Katherine O\u2019Connor), 139.44; 3. Lauralton Hall (Ashlyn Blessey, Jaiden Johnson, Caroline Begg, Claire Kehley), 1:44.58; 100-yard backstroke: 1. Elise Richardson (Lyman Hall), 59.38; 2. Julia Rosado (East Haven\/Wilbur Cross), 59.69; 3. Elizabeth Bodie (Amity), 100.91; 100-yard breaststroke: 1. Caroline Krawec (Lauralton), 1:06.83; 2. Marea Li (Amity), 1:07.42; 3. Samantha Chemacki (Daniel Hand), 1:09.59; 400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cheshire (Julia Barto, Hannah Merritt, Julianna Tyler, Avery Potyrals), 3:38.60; 2. Lauralton Hall (Ashlyn Blessey, Caroling Begg, Phoebe Hamblett, Claire Kehley), 3:43.83; 3. Amity (Paige Boguneiecki, Amanda Ford, Lauren Sender, Julia Snow), 3:46.09.