HS Roundup — Prep takes second in State Open swimming
Published 10:42 am, Thursday, March 22, 2018
The Greenwich High School boys swim program won its sixth consecutive State Open Championship on March 17 at Yale University, defeating runner-up Fairfield Prep 487½ points to 457.
Greenwich had earlier defeated Fairfield Prep by 190 points in the Class LL championship. The State Open meet was different, however, as Greenwich (427.5 points) led the Jesuits (425) by just two and a half points going into the last of 12 events.
However, the Cardinals won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:09. Prep competed in the second of the four heats to place 11th in the event.
"It was a fantastic day," Fairfield Prep coach Rick Hutchinson said. "I didn't think we'd be that close, (but) Greenwich certainly earned this title."
Prep senior Oliver Rus swam a leg on a winning relay that also featured Liam Colleran, Stanislav Yarmoussik and Will Duffy. He also won the 50 free in :20.53 seconds. He swam the anchor leg on the winning 200 free relay and he captured the 100 breaststroke in :55.18.
Colleran won the 100 backstroke and also swam two relay legs for Prep.
In the 50 free, Rus got the perfect ending as he won in :20.53 seconds, with Colleran taking fourth. In the 100 backstroke, Colleran won in 50.90.
The Fairfield co-op bowling team won the 2017-18 Connecticut Interscholastic Bowling League (CIBL) title with a team total of 80 points, easily surpassing second place St. Joseph (61 points) and Third place Joel Barlow (60 points).
Fairfield put together the highest team scratch game (1097 pins) and also had the highest team series (3005 pins) this season. Michael Toth was second in the boys’ individual high average this season at 205.5. Kayla Bivens was the top girl with a 201.3 average with teammate Kayla Perez right behind at 192.8. Toth also posted the third highest individual game (268) and had the second highest series (720). Bivens led the girls with a high game of 260 and a high series of 723.