To open the meet, KO grabbed the second place finish in the 200-yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:46.62, just 1.5 seconds off the Kent A Relay team. Our team consisted of Ethan Brown (’20), Jamie Amell (’20), Ellis Winfree (’19) and Kyle Zimmerman (’18). In the 200-yard Freestyle event, Tim Petit (’18) took first place (1:54.59), followed by Nick Traver (’20) at 2:00.00 and co-captain Jaron Stake (’18) at 2:01.00. Only 4 seconds separated second from sixth places in this event. Ethan Brown (’20) grabbed first place in the 200-yard Individual Medley going 2:04.82, cruising a full 9 seconds ahead of the second place finisher from Kent! Amell came in with fourth place (2:21.46), and Tom Betts (’19) took fifth place with a finishing time of 2:24.08. In the 50-yard Freestyle sprint event, Winfree had his hands full, with a very strong squad from Kent, yet he managed to grab third place with a finishing time of :23.55. Co-captain Harry Krause (’18) came in fifth with a finishing time of :24.99, and Carter Castanza (’18) grabbed sixth with a time of :25.65. The top six swimmers in the event were all separated by less than 3 seconds across the board. Castanza finished in second place in the 1-meter springboard diving event, scoring 183.30 points, narrowly missing first place by only .10 at the end. Winfree swam beautifully to win the 100-yard Butterfly, taking the first spot with a time of :57.92, breaking the 1-minute mark in a very fast field. Kian Issari (’18) took fifth with a time of 1:02.45, and Felix Fei (’21) snuck into sixth with a time of 1:04.10. Petit was nudged out in the exciting 100-yard Freestyle, taking second place with a finishing time of :50.75, only .58 seconds behind the leader from Kent. Traver placed fifth with a time of :55.00, and Krause grabbed sixth, going :56.05. In the distance event, the 500-yard Freestyle, Zimmerman and Stake took first and second, going 5:34.77 and 5:35.23, respectively, making the whole thing look so easy. Fei was in the sixth slot with a time of 6:10.12. Our 200-yard Relay teams grabbed second, fourth and fifth places to rack up some more points, and in the 100-yard Backstroke, Brown took a first place, going :56.17 to win by over two seconds. Amell fought and won a battle for first place in the 100-yard Breaststroke, with a finishing time of 1:08.45, and Betts took third (1:11.26), with Zimmerman taking fifth (1:11.87). In the 4 x 100-yard Freestyle relay, our Wyverns took a clean first place by two seconds, finishing with a time of 3:29.82. Our B Relay team of co-captain Kevin Augustine (’18), Fei, Stake and Traver took fourth place (3:53.05), and our C Relay team of Eden Nenshati (’21), Owen Chambers (’21), Nick Spina (’19) and Marwynn Somridhivej (’20) took fifth, with a time of 4:02.24. Despite the 13-point spread for our Wyverns, they swam a very strong meet, and they are looking forward to hosting the St. George’s School and the Winsor School on Saturday, February 4th at Trinity College. Go Wyverns!
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.