Wilton sixth at FCIAC girls swim championship
Powered by a number of superb efforts, the Wilton High girls swim team nearly broke into the top five at the ultra-competitive Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference championship meet Wednesday afternoon at Greenwich High School.
The Warriors had 248 points to finish sixth, just nine points behind traditional power Greenwich, which was fifth with 257 points.
New Canaan won the FCIAC title with 314 points. Ridgefield (285 points) was second, followed closely by three-time defending champ Darien (278) and Staples (271).
Emma Holmquist was the most impressive Wilton swimmer, as she won the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:07.71 and finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:018.15).
Also excelling for the Warriors were Katrina Trentos and Emma Kauffeld, who each added a pair of top-three finishes. Trenton was second in the 500 freestyle (5:06.47) and fifth in the 100 backstroke (59.32), while Kauffeld placed third in the 500 freestyle (5:06.82) and sixth in the 200 freestyle (1:57.91).
Three other Wilton swimmers competed in championship heats (top eight in each event at trials): Brooke Hendee was seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.40), and Morgan Dill and Taylor Loud were seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 50 freestyle with times of 25.16 and 25.80.
The Warriors were sixth in the 200 medley relay (1:53.94) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:40.51) and seventh in the 400 freestyle relay (3:43.30).
Adding points for Wilton with top-16 finishes were Allie Courtney (ninth, 370.90 points) and Riley Wadehra (16th, 317.95 points) in the diving competition; Natalie Larsen (10th, 2:15.29) and Hendee (12th, 2:15.83) in the 200 IM; Larsen (11th, 1:01.33) and Arissa Cowe (14th, 1:01.74) in the 100 butterfly; and Dill (10th, 55.73) and Loud (16th, 57.04) in the 100 freestyle.
Notes: Ridgefield's Marcie Maguire won two individual events and was named Most Outstanding Swimmer for the second straight year.