After a Long Wait, The Wreckers Boys’ Swim Team Wins First Meet

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Photo courtesy of http://boys.staplesswimming.com

Alicia Lourekas ’12
Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of http://boys.staplesswimming.com

After losing the last three meets, on Jan. 8 the Wreckers boys’ swimming and diving team was ready to win. Swimming against Trumbull High School, another 0-3 team, the Wreckers pulled through and defeated Trumbull 99- 65.

The Wreckers won the meet by a large margin. This can be attributed to the beginning of the meet, where they proved their strength as a team, which also continued throughout the entire meet.

Swimmers Matt Wisher ’12, Nathaniel Boley ’13, along with Larry Abel ’10 and tri- captain Mac Mombello ’10, placed first in the 200 medley relay, which was the first event of the meet. They won with a time of 2:04:67.

“We were eager after coming off our last three loses to win, and today was that day,” said tri-captain Trevor Lally ’10.

The freestyle events also supported the Wrecker’s success, starting with a win by Joss Abel ’12 in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:13:20. Additionally, Steven Siecienski ’11 won the 400 freestyle with a time of 5:06:58. In the same heat tri-captains Cameron Bruce ‘10 and Mombello timed in at 5:06:15 and 5:09:58, taking 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

New team member, Boley, proved to be an asset to the team’s win by taking first in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke with times of 0:26:65 and 1:63:32. Also, stand-out swimmer Cory Bacon ’11 won the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:00:5. He also came in 2nd , only four seconds behind in the 200 IM, which includes all strokes, pulling a 2:26:54.

However, Bacon wasn’t the only swimmer who helped lead the wreckers to victory. In the 100 Butterfly, Wisher grabbed hold of 1st with a time of 1:08:25, and took third in the 50 freestyle.

Zachary Slater ’11 won the diving competition against Trumbull’s only diver. With a score of 223.65, Slater beat Trumbull’s diver by 78.75 points.

Overall, the team was very excited about their first win of the season, especially after knowing they had a good chance of coming out with a win. “We are done with our toughest competition and we did fine at those meets, so I knew we would do well today,” said Bruce.

The Wreckers boy’s swim team is ready to win more meets in the future, and they are practicing hard for their upcoming meet against Darien High School.