Wilton swimmers qualify for FCIAC finals in nine events

The Wilton High girls swim team qualified for today’s FCIAC finals in a total of nine events after the FCIAC trials on Tuesday at Greenwich High School.

Emma Kauffeld, Taylor Loud and Emma Babashak qualified for finals in two events each with top-eight finishes on Tuesday.

Ellen Holmquist and Liela Hastings both qualified for finals in the 100-yard breaststroke, and both also qualified for consolation finals in the 200-yard individual medley.

Morgan Dill, Katie Stevenson and Emily Walden qualified for consolation finals (top 16) in two events each, while NoraNoël Nolan and Lily Kealy qualified in one event each.

The swim finals begin at 6:30 today in Greenwich.

At the FCIAC diving championhips, held Wednesday at Westhill, Allie Courtney of Wilton finished fourth with 405.3 points, earning her All-FCIAC honors. Amy Malburg was 19th (216.05), Marra Woodring was 22nd (134.55) and Suzy Malburg was 29th (115.65).

At Tuesday's swim trials, Kauffeld was second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:10.9, lowering her season-best time by more than seven seconds. She was sixth in the 200 freestyle with a season-best 1:59.08.

Babashak was sixth in 5:18.83, a season-best by more than eight seconds, and also placed sixth in the 100 butterfly with a season-best 1:00.03.

Loud qualified for finals in both sprint freestyle events, taking sixth at trials in the 50 freestyle (25.15) and eighth in the 100 freestyle (55.0).

Holmquist finished second in the 100 breaststroke with a season-best time of 1:08.59, while Hastings was sixth with a season-best 1:10.21.

Holmquist was also ninth in the 200 IM with a season-best 2:14.9, and Hastings was 13th with a season-best 2:18.49.

Walden finished 10th in both the 200 freestyle, beating her best time by more than two seconds with a 2:01.17; and the 500 freestyle, lowering her season-best time by more than 10 seconds with a 5:26.33.

Dill was 10th in the 50 freestyle (25.38) and 15th in the 100 free (56.64), while Stevenson placed 12th in the 50 free (season-best 25.54) and 13th in the 100 free (season-best 56.19).

Nolan placed 14th in the 200 IM with a season-best time (by nearly three seconds) of 2:19.19, and was also 28th in the 100 free (58.45).

Kealy finished 16th in the 100 butterfly, lowering her season-best by more than a second with a 1:03.32. She also swam the 100 backstroke, placing 35th (season-best 1:08.25).

Julianna Hume had a pair of top-20 finishes, taking 19th in both the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:33.73 (a season-best by more than 17 seconds) and 200 freestyle with a 2:03.94, a best time by more than five seconds.

Pauline Hendricks was 29th in the 200 free with a 2:09.43, season-best time by more than two seconds.

In the 50 free, Avery Rowland placed 26th with a season-best 26.54.

In the 100 butterfly, Madeline Pennino was 21st with a season-best 1:05.31, and Grace Schaller finished 27th in 1:06.13, a season-best by more than five seconds.

In the 100 backstroke, Brooke Kelly was 25th (season-best 1:05.35), Ellie Cramer was 27th (season-best 1:06.02) and Julia Morneau was 33rd (season-best 1:08.07).

In the 100 breaststroke, Liz Breslin was 19th in 1:15.91 (a season-best by nearly four seconds) and Grace Kauffman 34th with a 1:19.73, lowering her best time by more than two seconds.

The Warriors qualified for finals in all three relays, with the best showing at trials being third place in the 200 freestyle relay. They were sixth in the 400 freestyle relay and seventh in the 200 medley relay.