Greenwich Boys Claim Seventh Straight CT Open State Title


The team from Greenwich won the 2019 Connecticut Open Boys High School state swimming and diving championship on Thursday night. Greenwich scored 600 points. It was the seventh consecutive title for the boys. New Canaan finished second with 480.5 points while Ridgefield placed third with 297 points.

The Pomperaug team of Colin McaKellarBilly ReganJohn Moran, and Sai Quesenberry just edged Greenwich’s Justin JacobThomas LewisStephen Todorovic, and Nicolas de la Sierra 1:34.44 to 1:34.88 to win the 200 medley relay. Ridgefield was third in 1:36.61.

Ridgefield’s Connor Hunt led a trio of 1:41s in the 200 free. The sophomore touched in 1:41.40, just faster than Glastonbury senior McAllistar Milne (1:41.55) and Greenwich junior Charles Clark (1:41.92). Ridgefield added a win in the 50 freestyle when William Bryant touched the wall in 21.25. Fitch Coop’s John Marcolina was runner up (21.34). Clark came back to win the 100 free by a solid margin, touching in 45.88.

Hunt took the two longest freestyles on the event lineup. The sophomore raced to a 4:32.24 to add 500 gold to his 200 free victory. Glastonbury senior Milne touched second (4:33.91).

Regan added to his medley relay victory with a dominating 200 IM. The senior touched in 1:50.70, two and a half seconds ahead of second. Greenwich duo Stephan Todorovic (1:53.10) and Thomas Lewis (1:53.69) were second and third.  Regan was second in the 100 free (46.56). His teammate MacKellar also built on his relay leg, taking the 100 backstroke state title in 51.10. Cheshire’s Sam Hanke (51.33) touched second.

Norwalk/McMahon’s senior Kevin Bradley scored 512.95 points to win the diving state title.

Westhill/Stamf.’s Ben Feldman slipped under 50 seconds to win the 100 fly with his 49.72. Feldman also dominated the 100 breaststroke in 57.26. Lewis was second (58.02).

Greenwich’s Lewis, Nicholas Malchow, de la Sierra, and Charles Clark won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:24.98. New Canaan was second in 1:25.69.

Malchow, Mark Merson, Todorovic, and Clark won the 400 freestyle relay for Greenwich in 3:08.05, a second ahead of Pomperaug’s Moran, Quesenberry, Regan, and MacKellar in 3:09.14.

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