GIRLS SWIMMING: Top performances and meets to watch


Nora Bergstrom, Cheshire: Bergstrom won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.49 and finished first in the 100 freestyle (55.98) for Cheshire, which beat SCC rival Hamden, 92-86.

Ashlyn Blessey, Lauralton Hall: Blessey, a sophomore, was the 50-yard freestyle winner with a time of 26.21 seconds in Lauralton Hall’s meet against Mercy and raced on the squad’s first-place 200 medley relay (1:58.92) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:48.24).

Vivian Freitas, Lauralton Hall: The junior won the 100-yard backstroke in the team’s 98-82 victory against Mercy and was part of the 200 medley relay team that placed first in 1:58.92.

McKenna Haynes, Seymour: First-place finishes in the 200 individual medley (2:23.16) and 500 freestyle (5:42.39) from the sophomore helped Seymour defeat Oxford.

Katherine O’Connor, Amity: The 100 individual medley was one of the special events the West Hartford Invitational featured and O’Connor won the race in 1:02.61.

Emma Panaroni, Hamden: Panaroni, a junior, won the 100 backstroke in 1:03.59 and was on Hamden’s winning 200 medley (1:50.02) and 400 freestyle relay (4:00.30) squads in the team’s meet against SCC foe Cheshire.

Katharine Pillion, Mercy: A junior, Pillion touched the wall first in the 200 individual medley (2:21.80) and was first in the 100 butterfly (1:04.49) vs. Lauralton Hall.

Sophia Velleco, Seymour: A freshman, Velleco won the 200 freestyle (2:00.70) and 100 freestyle (55.59) for Seymour, which edged Oxford, 80-79.


Amity vs. Glastonbury, Friday, 7:20 p.m., at High Plains Community Center: Both squads are strong in the relay events and deep in the individual events. Amity has won its first three meets of the season. Glastonbury was victorious when the squads met in 2018, 99-85.

Lauralton Hall vs. Amity, Oct. 7, 7p.m., at Foran High School: A good matchup between solid SCC contenders. Amity won last season’s competition, 103-81.

Cheshire vs. North Haven, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., at Cheshire Community Pool: The Rams were rolling along with a record of 4-0, heading into Tuesday’s meet against visiting Foran. North Haven was also 4-0 going into Tuesday’s showdown against Lauralton Hall. Cheshire won last season’s meeting, 100-81.

— David Fierro