After Taking FCIAC Championship, DHS Girls Swim and Dive Team Now Faces State Class L Competitions

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At the FCIAC Girls Swimming Championships, DHS swimmers and divers captured a title on Tuesday, Nov. 5 that has eluded the team since 2014 — FCIAC Champion.

 — an announcement from the team

This year’s achievement marks only the fifth time that DHS has earned the top spot in Fairfield County (2009, 2012, 2013, and 2014).

The Blue Wave (335 points) beat its closest competitors — Greenwich (303) and Staples (288) — by a large margin and the victory was truly a team effort.

DHS Swim and Dive Team Crowned FCIAC Champions 2019

Photo by Lauren Spataro

DHS Swim and Dive Team celebrates after being named 2019 FCIAC champions.

Lexi Punishill led her team with a first-place finish in the 100 freestyle. Punishill also delivered for the Blue Wave as a member of the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. DHS finished first in both events.

Following the competition, six Blue Wave swimmers were named to the All-FCIAC Team including Lily BradburyNatalia FerrantoOlivia GoldenKendall LueckeLexi Punishill and Maggie Sedlak.

Darien also received the award for FCIAC East Division champion in recognition of an undefeated regular season.

Darien six swimmers on all-FCIAC team 2019

Photo by Julie Punishill

DHS placed six swimmers on the All-FCIAC team including, from left: Natalia Ferranto, Maggie Sedlak, Lexi Punishill, Lily Bradbury, Kendall Luecke, and Olivia Golden

The Post-season continues for the Blue Wave Team at the Class L Diving Championships (Nov. 14, Middletown, 5:30 p.m.); the Class L Swimming Trials (Nov. 16, West Hartford, 3:15 p.m.) and at the Class L Swimming Championships (Nov. 20, Wesleyan, 7 p.m.).

The season concludes with the State Open Diving Championships (Nov. 21, Middletown, 5:30 p.m.) and the State Open Swimming Championships (Nov. 24, Yale, 2 p.m.).

 

By the Numbers: 

FCIAC Girls Swimming Championships

TEAM STANDINGS

1. Darien — 335 points

2. Greenwich — 303

3. Staples — 288

4. New Canaan — 241

5. Wilton — 229

6. Ridgefield — 227

7. Trumbull — 202

8. Norwalk-McMahon — 122.50

9. Fairfield Warde — 90.50

10. Westhill-Stamford — 88

11. Fairfield Ludlowe — 80

12. St. Joseph — 59

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

(Championship Heat #1 – #8; Consolation Heat #9 – #16)

200-yard medley relay:

5. Olivia Golden, Emma Mansourian, Hope Murray, Natalia Ferranto, 1:49.76

200-yard freestyle:

3. Kendall Luecke, 1:54.67

6. Golden, 1:57.47

10. Sedlak, 1:56.93

200-yard individual medley:

7. Mansourian, 2:14.80

10. Meg Erickson, 2:15.06

13. Gracie Spataro, 2:17.00

50 freestyle:

2. Ferranto, 24.22

3. Lexi Punishill, 24.23

10. Lily Bradbury, 24.89

15. Sloane Latimer, 25.39

1-Meter Diving: (contested Monday, Nov. 4 at New Canaan YMCA)

5. Lilly Wurm (408.10)

13. Lana Schmidt (374.50)

16. Emma Hunter (355.20)

100 butterfly:

10. Murray, 59.58

12. Sedlak, 1:00.11

100 freestyle:

1. Punishill, 52.82

10. Bradbury, 54.67

12. Ferranto, 55.14

13. Latimer, 55.25

500 freestyle:

6. Spataro, 5:15.73

9. Luecke, 5:15.61

10. Erickson, 5:17.83

12. Murray, 5:21.83

200 freestyle relay:

1. Punishill, Bradbury, Ferranto, Luecke, 1:37.28

100 backstroke:

5. Golden, 58.01

100 breaststroke:

8. Mansourian, 1:08.87

400 freestyle relay:

1. Punishill, Sedlak, Golden, Luecke, 3:33.45

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