NEW HAVEN \u2014 Entering Monday\u2019s Class LL Swimming Championships, Greenwich knew it needed to not only win the meet in order to also contend for the State Open title, it had to do so in convincing fashion. Mission accomplished. Winning five events and registering numerous top-five finishes, Greenwich continued its reign of supremacy, capturing its seventh straight Class LL championship, amassing 911 team points at Southern Connecticut State University. Ridgefield was the runner-up in the team standings (598), followed by Fairfield Prep (537), Glastonbury (487.5) and Staples (337). New Canaan, one of the teams expected to challenge Greenwich for the State Open championship, is projected to earn a lot of points in Tuesday\u2019s diving portion of the Open, so the Cardinals were aware they had to excel at the Class LL finals \u2014 which also served as the State Open qualifier. \u201cWe knew we had a big job to do, especially with New Canaan getting such an advantage in diving,\u201d GHS junior Thomas Lewis said. \u201cCoach Lowe told us these last few days we really have to work hard. We had a good performance on Saturday for trials, but he said that\u2019s not going to be enough if we want to win this championship. We had that mentality going in.\u201d The Cardinals won all three relay events, senior Stephan Todorovic finished first in the 200-yard individual medley and junior Charlie Clark was the 100 freestyle winner. \u201cIt feels great, it\u2019s a product of all the work we put in the entire season,\u201d Todorovic said. \u201cIt\u2019s really nice to see it all come together. We had so many best times across the board from so many different people.\u201d Said GHS coach Terry Lowe: \u201c I think we may have put ourselves in a good position for Thursday\u2019s State Open. We know we may be 80 down to New Canaan after the diving (which takes place Tuesday) and New Canaan has some top-notch swimmers, so we may have to win those relays to have a chance to beat them at the Open.\u201d Junior Ben Feldman of Westhill\/Stamford and sophomore Connor Hunt from Ridgefield won two individual events apiece on Monday. Hunt earned the first-place medal in the 200-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 1:41.02. Glastonbury senior McAllister Milne placed second (1:41.71), followed by Staples senior John McNab (1:42.26) and Clark of Greenwich (1:43.31). \u201cThat was a new lifetime best for me in the 200 freestyle, so I\u2019m really happy with it,\u201d Hunt said. \u201cI was fortunate to have McAllister Milne and John McNab right next to me. They both pushed me and helped me to swim really fast.\u201d In the 500-yard freestyle, Hunt produced a winning time of 4:33.15. Todorovic of the Cardinal finished second in 4:36.98 and Milne was third with a time of 4:40.03. \u201cThe 500 was a great swim,\u201d Hunt said. \u201cStephan (Todorovic) also had a great race. He was two lanes away. He pushed me through the first half of the race and made me really work for it.\u201d The top-seeded Feldman recorded a first-place finish in the 100 butterfly (50.23 seconds). Kevin Tierney, a Glastonbury senior was second in 51.88, while teammate Christopher Davis, a senior, took third (51.91). Right behind Davis were Manchester senior Colin Zorger (51.92) and Greenwich sophomore James Pascale (51.94). \u201cThe butterfly was pretty good, the time wasn\u2019t great, but I really tried to focus on my walls,\u201d Feldman said. I was really going for the win and I got it. At the State Open, I am going to be against a strong field, which is going to push me to be my best.\u201d The 100 breaststroke saw Feldman garner the first-place medal by clocking in at 57.09. Lewis of Greenwich finished second (57.88) and Davis from Glastonbury was third in 59.43. \u201cI had a really good race,\u201d Feldman said. \u201cThere are some things I need to improve on, but I\u2019m happy with my time.\u201d The Class LL finals began with Greenwich\u2019s 200 medley relay team of Justin Jacob, Lewis, Todorovic and Nicolas de La Sierra combining for a winning time of 1:35.11. Fairfield Prep placed second (1:36.75), followed by Ridgefield (1:37.10) and Glastonbury (1:37.17). Todorovic gave Greenwich a first-place showing in the 200-yard individual medley (1:51.08). Fairfield Prep junior Richard Nolan took second (1:53.04) and Lewis of GHS was third (1:53.54). \u201cStephan\u2019s swim in the 200 IM was stellar,\u201d Lowe said. \u201cHe swam great in all his races.\u201d Fairfield Prep coach Rick Hutchinson was impressed with Nolan\u2019s performance and his entire squad\u2019s results. Ridgefield also received a winning effort from senior William Bryant in the 50-yard freestyle. In the meet\u2019s closest finish, the speedy Bryant touched the wall in 21.64 seconds. Greenwich sophomore Nicholas Malchow was a blink of an eye behind him in 21.76, as were de la Sierra (21.89) and Newtown senior Colby Delia (22.01). \u201cI am thrilled with the way we performed, we had lifetime best times from 90 to 95 percent of our swimmers today, so you can\u2019t ask for more than that,\u201d Hutchinson said. \u201cThe 200 medley relay was our best time of the season. Finishing second in the first event was a great way to start the meet. As for Nolan, he is an all-around great swimmer. We look for our best guy to lead us and he did that today.\u201d Clark earned top honors in the 100 freestyle (46.67). McNab of Staples got the second-place medal (46.91) and Malchow took third (48.05). \u201cIt felt really good to win that event, going into the meet, I didn\u2019t know how I was going to do,\u201d Clark said. \u201cJohn McNab is a great competitor, so it took a lot to win that event.\u201d Said McNab: \u201cI think it was pretty well-executed. Charlie Clark had his best time by I think a half a second. I added some time \u2014 that will be a good race at the Open, I am looking forward to that. It\u2019s anyone\u2019s game at the Open.\u201d Glastonbury\u2019s Tierney was the 100 backstroke champion. He finished the race in 52.57 seconds, while Staples senior Austin Twiss finished second (52.59) and Fairfield Prep senior was third (52.97). \u201cComing into it, I knew I had to get off the block quick and get my under water going,\u201d Tierney said. \u201cI just focused on that. The whole season I have been working on my walls. I also focused on that, which helped me.\u201d Malchow, junior Mark Merson, de la Sierra and CLark formed a championship 200 freestyle relay team for the Cards (1:26.34). Norwalk\/McMahon (240), Westhill\/Stamford (209), Fairfield co-op (207.5), Southington (186) and Newtown (163) rounded out the top-10 squads in the team standings. \u201cIt was a fine performance indeed,\u201d Southington coach Evan Tuttle said. \u201cWe knew coming off of trials we were in the spot we wanted to be. All the relays dropped time and they hit their marks. I gave them a job to do coming into today and each of them did it.\u201d The Cardinals put the finishing touch on their 26th CIAC Class LL title by winning the 400-yard freestyle relay (Malcohow, Merson, Todorovic, Clark) 3:09.35. Ridgefield was second (3:13.60). The State Open swimming finals takes place Thursday at Yale University at 6:30 p.m. Greenwich has won the State Open title the past six seasons. \u201cWe proved today that we are willing to do what it takes to win, now we have to do that on Thursday,\u201d Clark said. \u201cIt should be a great meet.\u201d firstname.lastname@example.org Class LL championships at SCSU Team Scores: 1. Greenwich 911; 2. Ridgefield 598; 3. Fairfield Prep 537; 4. Glastonbury 487.5; 5. Staples 337; 6. Norwalk\/McMahon 303; 7. Fairfield Coop 281.5; 8. Westhill\/Stamf. 274; 9. Southington 224; 10. Newtown 211; 11. Trumbull 190; 12. Bristol Coop 181; 13. Platt\/Maloney 150; 14. Manchester 117; 15. Shelton 95; 16. East Hartford 75; 17. Hamden 71; 18. NFA 60; 19. West Haven\/Platt Tech 52; 20. Danbury 50; 21. Wilby\/Kaynor 14. 200 Medley Relay: 1. Greenwich (Justin Jacob, Thomas Lewis, Stephan Todorovic, Nicolas de la Sierra), 1:35.11; 2. Fairfield Prep (Ethan Keyes, Alec Keblish, Jack Rogers, Richard Nolan), 1:36.75; 3. Ridgefield (AndrewYu, Luke Hruska, Linney O'Malley, William Bryant), 1:37.10; 4. Glastonbury (Kevin Tierney, Christopher Davis, Evan Fuller, Brant Barbera-Hwang), 1:37.17; 5. Staples (Austin Twiss, John McNab, Justin Lovro, Justin Lessing), 1:38.80; 6. Westhill\/Stamf. (Sebastion Brice, Jordon Jang, Ben Feldman, Kevin Zyskowski), 1:39.95. 200 Freestyle: 1. Connor Hunt, Ridgefield, 1:41.02; 2. McAllistar Milne, Glastonbury, 1:41.71; 3. John McNab, Staples, 1:42.26; 4. Charles Clark, Greenwich, 1:43.31; 5. Henry Velazquez, Norwalk\/McMahon, 1:44.26; 6. Ethan Murray, Ridgefield, 1:46.05. 200 IM: 1. Stephan Todorovic, Greenwich, 1:51.08; 2. Richard Nolan, Fairfield Prep, 1:53.04; 3. Thomas Lewis, Greenwich, 1:53.54; 4. Emmett Adams, Fairfield Coop, 1:56.93; 5. Luke Hruska, Ridgefield, 1:57.07; 6. Ryan Jee, Greenwich, 1:57.39. 50 Freestyle: 1. William Bryant, Ridgefield, 21.64; 2. Nicholas Malchow, Greenwich, 21.76; 3. Nicolas de la Sierra, Greenwich, 21.89; 4. Colby Delia, Newtown, 22.01; 5. William Crecca, Trumbull, 22.12; 6. Brant Barbera-Hwang, Glastonbury, 22.20. 100 Butterfly: 1. Ben Feldman, Westhill\/Stamf., 50.23; 2. Kevin Tierney, Glastonbury, 51.88; 3. Christopher Davis, Glastonbury, 51.91; 4. Colin Zorger, Manchester, 51.92; 5. James Pascale, Greenwich, 51.94; 6. Henry Velazquez, Norwalk\/McMahon, 52.28. 100 Freestyle: 1. Charles Clark, Greenwich, 46.57; 2. John McNab, Staples, 46.91; 3. Nicholas Malchow, Greenwich, 48.05; 4. Andrew Yu, Ridgefield, 48.09; 5. Nicolas de la Sierra, Greenwich, 48.43; 6. Gavin Egerton, Ridgefield, 48.83. 500 Freestyle: 1. Connor Hunt, Ridgefield, 4:33.15; 2. Stephan Todorovic, Greenwich, 4:36.98; 3. McAllistar Milne, Glastonbury, 4:40.03; 4. Brody Biebel, Fairfield Prep, 4:43.61; 5. Alexander Plavoukos, Greenwich, 4:45.78; 6. James Pascale, Greenwich, 4:46.58. 200 Freestyle Relay: 1. Greenwich (Nicholas Malchow, Mark Merson, Nicolas de la Sierra, Charles Clark), 1:26.34; 2. Ridgefield (Connor Hunt, Ethan Murray, Luke Hruska, William Bryant), 1:28.30; 3. Newtown (Colby Delia, Mason Suba, Xavier Williams, Rick Irving), 1:28.44; 4. Fairfield Prep (Kristoffer Davis, Lucas Hoin, Jan Krepsztul, Alec Keblish), 1:28.76; 5. Westhill\/Stamf. (Ben Feldman, Sebastion Brice, Jordon Jang, Kevin Zyskowski), 1:29.18; 6. Fairfield Coop (CJ Ryan, Michael Cowenhoven, Jack Mocarski, Emmett Adams), 1:30.79. 100 Backstroke: 1. Kevin Tierney, Glastonbury, 52.57; 2. Austin Twiss, Staples, 52.59; 3. Ethan Keyes, Fairfield Prep, 52.97; 4. Andrew Yu, Ridgefield, 53.14; 5. Justin Jacob, Greenwich, 54.01; 6. Mateo Roldan, Norwalk\/McMahon, 55.31. 100 Breaststroke: 1. Ben Feldman, Westhill\/Stamf., 57.09; 2. Thomas Lewis, Greenwich, 57.88; 3. Christopher Davis, Glastonbury, 59.43; 4. William Bryant, Ridgefield, 59.62; 5. Richard Nolan, Fairfield Prep, 59.80; 6. Emmett Adams, Fairfield Coop, 59.88. 400 Freestyle Relay: 1. Greenwich (Nicholas Malchow, Mark Merson, Stephan Todorovic, Charles Clark), 3:09.35; 2. Ridgefield (Ethan Murray, Andrew Yu, Gavin Egerton, Connor Hunt), 3:13.60; 3. Glastonbury (McAllistar Milne, Matteo Wong, William Garneau, Kevin Tierney), 3:15.54; 4. Fairfield Prep (Brody Biebel, Jack Rogers, Ethan Keyes, Richard Nolan), 3:15.65; 5. Newtown (Rick Irving, Mason Suba, Xavier Williams, Colby Delia), 3:16.26; 6. Staples (John McNab, Nick Lott, Austin Twiss, Justin Lovro), 3:16.50.