After an undefeated season where the Trumbull Pisces claimed their 0.33 consecutive Yankee League championship, they entered the Yankee League finals as somewhat of the underdog. The Pisces despatched 70 swimmers to trials to qualify for the championship finals meet at West Haven High School on Feb. 23, wherein they had a great assignment to overhaul the host West Haven Wizards group and their squad of one hundred thirty swimmers. Coach Bill Strickland had his team prepared for the undertaking, and they came extraordinarily near overcoming the odds.
The Pisces took the second vicinity for the event by using a small margin in the back of West Haven. As a testament to the power of their swimmers, the Pisces broke four league relay facts and claimed 25 top 3 character medals. The Pisces took home more celebrated first region medals (thirteen) than any other crew and claimed pinnacle honors inside the 11-12 girls’ department. The Record Breakers:
The thirteen-14 ladies’ group of Norah Hampford, Julia Nevins, Jackie Dale, and Liz Stoelzel completed first and broke the two hundred-medley relay and the two hundred freestyle relay league records. The 11-12 ladies team of Sara Johnson, Loralai Dale, Caitlyn Dale, and Kristen Racicot set the 200-medley relay document. The eleven-12 girls’ group of Chloe Abelard, Loralai Dale, Caitlyn Dale,
Kristen Racicot set the 200-freestyle relay report. All four of the records had been formerly held via Pisces teams placed on the 2018 Yankee League championships. Along with the four file-placing ladies relay teams, the lads 13 and over 200-freestyle relay of Sri Vangeepuram, Lucas Taormina, Royce Thane, and Divjot Michael took 0.33. Taking domestic medals for pinnacle three inside the man or woman occasions had been:
First Place Winners Alisha Mahendran (6) 25 breaststroke Soham Sarkar (10) a hundred man or woman medley Loralai Dale (12) one hundred freestyle Daniel Gomes (12) 50 butterfly Kristen Racicot (12) 2 hundred freestyle & two hundred character medley Norah Hampford (13) one hundred backstroke Sri Vangeepuram (thirteen) 2 hundred person medley & 100 breaststrokes Elizabeth Stoelzel (14) one hundred breaststroke & 50 freestyle Jacqueline Dale (15) a hundred butterfly Julia
Nevins (sixteen) 100 breaststroke Second Place Julia Terry (7) 50 freestyle Sarah Johnson (eleven) 50 backstroke Caitlyn Dale (12) 50 butterfly Jacqueline Dale (15) 2 hundred character medley Julia Nevins (sixteen) 50 freestyle Third Place Alexis Abellard (10) 50 freestyle Chase Reynolds (eleven) 2 hundred character medley Loralai Dale (12) 50 butterfly Royce Thane (13) 100 freestyle & 50 freestyle Aaron Dressler (thirteen) a hundred butterfly