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Fairfield Prep dominates SCC boys swimming championships

Updated 3:19 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2013
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The Fairfield Prep boys swimming team led from wire-to-wire at the SCC title meet at Southern Connecticut University on Wednesday night to win the school's ninth-straight title, a record streak for the SCC.

The Jesuits used their depth to roll through the 11 events en route to accumulating 1,510.5 points. Second place Amity finished with 815.

"Starting off early with a big win really helps the team get going," junior Bjorn Davis said about the lead his team secured with a victory in the 200 yard medley relay (1:39.39). "When that happens, everyone is mentally ready to give it their all. And once the team gets going, there's not really anything that can stop it."

Jesuit swimmers placed first in six events and captured second in the meet's remaining five races. Sophomore Bryce Keblish and Davis each finished with four medals -- three firsts and one second -- to lead the way for Fairfield Prep.

Both were both members of the team's winning 200-medley and 200-freestyle relays. Keblish also won the 100 butterfly (53.76) and placed second in the 200 yard IM, while Davis captured gold in the 50 yard freestyle (21.58) and placed second in the 100 freestyle. Ed Stolarski also turned in a solid performance for Prep, winning the 100 backstroke (55.71) and contributing to two relay golds. Brandon Cole finished with two first-place relay victories while adding a second in the 500 freestyle.

"We had a lot of freshmen and a lot of guys who aren't the top end," Keblish said. "But we need guys to get those fifths, sixths and seventh places, and they did that perfectly. We were pumped up coming into it and they delivered."

"We certainly have the advantage of numbers going," Prep coach Rick Hutchinson said. "We have a big team and that certainly helped us today -- that depth all the way down the line. Swim after swim after swim, we started accumulating those points and we came out on top. So we're very thrilled, it's an honor to win it."

SCC CHAMPIONSHIPS

at Southern Connecticut

Team scores: 1. Fairfield Prep 1510.5, 2. Amity 815, 3. Xavier 602, 4. Branford 590, 5. Cheshire 536, 6. ND-West Haven 465, 7. Lyman Hall 457, 8. Sheehan 408, 9. Hand 400, 10. Shelton 312, 11. Hamden 278, 12. Foran 195, 13. North Haven/North Branford 243.5, 14. West Haven 195, 15. Guilford 93, 16. Law 82.

Individual results

Winner in each event and regional swimmers in top six

200 medley relay: 1. Fairfield Prep (Edward Stolarski, John Hoin, Bryce Keblish, Bjorn Davis) 1:39.39; 2. Amity (Stephen Cheung, Brian Liang, Matthew Cucurello, Jamie Huang) 1:45.21; 200 freestyle: 1. Dylan Swanepoel (Amity) 1:46.39; 2. Nicholas Wargo (Fairfield Prep) 1:46.41; 3. Brandon Cole (Fairfield Prep) 1:46.73; 5. Charles Pite (Amity) 1:50.40; 6. Alexander Tubis (ND-West Haven) 1:51.14; 200 IM: 1. Alan Pite (Amity) 1:57.92; 2. Keblish (Fairfield Prep) 1:58.90; 3. Hoin (Fairfield Prep) 2:02.68; 4. Liang (Amity) 2:05.57; 6. Luke Morrison (Fairfield Prep) 2:08.55; 50 freestyle: 1. Davis (Fairfield Prep) 21.58; 5. Andrew McPhee (Fairfield Prep) 23.21; diving: 1. Jake Bowtell (Fairfield Prep) 493.55; 2. Joseph Stein (Shelton) 411.20; 100 butterfly: 1. Keblish (Fairfield Prep) 53.76; 2. C. Pite (Amity) 54.95; 3. Charles Balderrama (Fairfield Prep) 55.27; 6. Cody Bond (Fairfield Prep) 56.58; 100 freestyle: 1. Kyle Neri (Lyman Hall) 48.02; 2. Davis (Fairfield Prep) 48.22; 3. Wargo (Fairfield Prep) 48.73; 5. Stolarski (Fairfield Prep) 50.19; 6. Jacob Laser (Amity) 50.24; 500 freestyle: 1. Swanepoel (Amity) 4:49.76; 2. Cole (Fairfield Prep) 4:52.18; 4. Sam Guerra (Amity) 5:01.71; 6. Bond (Fairfield Prep) 5:03.58; 200 freestyle relay: 1. Fairfield Prep (Wargo, Davis, Keblish, Cole) 1:28.27; 2. Amity (Laser, A. Pite, C. Pite, Guerra) 1:31.60; 100 backstroke: 1. Stolarski (Fairfield Prep) 55.71; 2. Balderrama (Fairfield Prep) 57.96; 3. Timothy Maloney (Shelton) 58.82; 4. Cheung (Amity) 58.86; 5. Matthew Lee (Fairfield Prep) 59.19; 100 breaststroke: 1. A. Pite (Amity) 1:01.06; 2. Hoin (Fairfield Prep) 1:02.46; 6. Stuart Stritzel (Fairfield Prep) 1:05.01; 400 freestyle relay: 1. Fairfield Prep (Wargo, Andres Ramos, Stolarski, Cole) 3:17.72; 2. Amity (Laser, C. Pite, Swanepoel, A. Pite) 3:18.47.

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