Greenwich tops Wilton girls swim team
After starting the season with two victories in three days, the Wilton High girls swam team fell to perennial power Greenwich, 109-77, on Monday in Greenwich.
“If you’re going to beat Greenwich, the team has to be firing on all cylinders,” said Wilton head coach Todd Stevens. “Although I was pleased with some swims, I can’t say everyone swam to their potential. That’s something that we can’t do in our meets against Darien and New Canaan.”
One bright spot was sophomore Emma Holmquist, who won two individual events for the second straight meet. Holmquist triumphed in the 200-yard individual medley (2:16.64) and the 100 breaststroke (1:12.58).
Also finishing first for the Warriors was Maggie Kauffeld, who won the 500 freestyle in 5:21.18.
Stephanie Moriarty placed second in both the 100 butterfly (1:00.53) and the 100 backstroke (1:01.31). Also placing second were Kristen Moss in the 200 freestyle (2:02.79), Allison Courtney in the diving competition (162.65 points), Emma Kauffeld in the 500 freestyle (5:21.28) and Linsay Cooney in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.11).
Emma Kauffeld, Maggie Kauffeld, Moss and Moriarty were second in the 400 freestyle relay (3:53.01), and Brooke Hendee, Kate Bell, Lillian Chang and Samantha Florio were second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:49.90).
Adding third-place finishes were Katrina Trentos in the 200 freestyle (2:04.31), Emma Kauffeld in the 50 freestyle (26.38), Riley Wadehra in the diving (151.90), and Hannah Armstrong in the 100 butterfly (1:03.38).
Last Thursday, Wilton registered a 104-81 victory over Fairfield Warde at Fairfield University. The meet was contested in short-course meters.
Holmquist triumphed in the 200 freestyle (2:19.31) and the 100 butterfly (1:14.24), and the Warriors also got first places from Courtney in the diving, Emma Kauffeld in the 100 freestyle (103.66), Moriarty in the 400 freestyle (4:45.86), and Cooney in the 100 breaststroke (1:22.15).
All three Wilton relays also finished first: Moriarty, Cooney, Emma Kauffeld and Florio in the 200 medley (2:12.67); Florio, Hendee, Julia Lewis and Emma Kauffeld in the 200 freestyle (2:02.63); and Moriarty, Bell, Holmquist and Lewis in the 400 freestyle (4:25.03).
“One of the highlights was having two divers, Allison Courtney and Aislinn Callahan (who finished second to Courtney), qualify for the state class meet,” said Stevens. “It’s real important for us to get divers on the board for the class meet."