Rivals Duel in the Pool
Wethersfield boys’ swimming and diving defeated Middletown (99-85) in a highly-competitive meet on Jan. 11 at
Each team won six of the 12 events.
Wethersfield’s Jack Kulpa won two events, the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 freestyle.
Middletown’s Zach Krantz also won two events, the 200 individual medley and the 100 Breaststroke.
Owen Powers (200 freestyle) and Tanner Bradbury (100 fly) each chalked up individual wins for the Eagles, while Zachary Crevier held off Middletown’s Zach Costa to win a closely-contested 100 backstroke.
Middletown got a win from Andrew Strickland (500 freestyle), while divers Cody Shad and Diego Carrillo finished first and second, respectively.
Middletown also took home first in a two of the three relay races. Strickland, Krantz, Costa, and Matthew Olerud won the 200 medley relay, while Cost, Strickland, Andrew Green, and Eric Liesener won the 400 freestyle relay.
Wethersfield’s foursome of Kulpa, Crevier, Bradbury, and Joseph Andino won the 200 freestyle relay.
Wethersfield will finish the regular season with a road date at Rocky Hill on Feb. 1, followed by back-to-back home meets against Avon (2/8) and Hartford Public (2/15). Both home meets start at 5 p.m. The team closes the regular season at Newington on Feb. 22.
Middletown has a three-meet home stand coming up against Platt/Maloney (2/4), Lewis Mills (2/8), and Southington (2/14). The meet versus Lewis Mills will be senior night where the Blue Dragons will celebrate nine seniors, including four mangers.
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