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Swim Team Competes in New Englands

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Swim Team at NE Championship 2018

Ten members of the Landmark High School swim team traveled to Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford, CT, on March 3rd to compete in the New England Prep School Swimming Championships.  It was a trials/finals meet, meaning that everyone swims in the morning and the top 16 swimmers compete in their events again at night.  In most events there were over 20 competitors, some had as many as 50.

Caroline Manning, Sarah Mann, Bianca Drouin, Emma Champey, Ethan Townsend, Josh Thibeau, Luca Miranda, Justin Estep, Jake Colby, and Ruairi Stack all swam extremely well. 

Here is how the swimmers did individually:

Female Swimmers:

Caroline Manning (senior) swam a 2:40.33 in the 200 freestyle, placing 31st.  She also swam a season best time of 7:03.34 in the 500 freestyle, placing 22nd.

Emma Champey (sophomore) swam a 30.81 in the 50 freestyle, placing 26th.  She also swam a best time of 1:24.18 in the 100 breaststroke, placing 19th.

Sarah Mann (sophomore) swam a best time of 2:27.20 in the 200 freestyle, placing 21st.  She also swam a best time of 1:15.82 in the 100 butterfly, placing 17th.  

Bianca Drouin (freshman) swam a 2:53.50 in the 200 IM, placing 21st.  She also swam a best time of 1:16.15 in the 100 backstroke, placing 19th.

Caroline, Sarah, Bianca, & Emma also swam the 200 Medley Relay, placing 10th and the 200 Freestyle Relay, dropping 10 seconds and placing 10th.

Male Swimmers:

The boys all qualified top 16 in at least 1 event and swam in the finals session!

Ethan Townsend (junior) swam a 1:00.08 in his 100 butterfly, placing 5th.  He also swam a 1:01.75 in the 100 backstroke, placing 4th.

Justin Estep (junior) swam a best time of 6:28.60 in the 500 freestyle (dropping 16 seconds!), placing 15th.  He also swam a season best time of 1:18.94 in the 100 breaststroke, placing 16th.

Jake Colby (junior) swam a best time of 25.89 in the 50 freestyle, placing 13th.  He also swam a best time of 59.19 in the 100 freestyle, placing 14th.  

Luca Miranda (sophomore) swam a 2:29.67 in the 200 IM, placing 10th.  He also swam a best time of 1:15.69 in the 100 breaststroke, placing 15th.

Josh Thibeau (sophomore) swam a 23.49 in the 50 freestyle, placing 4th.  He also swam a best time of 50.29 in the 100 freestyle, placing 4th and breaking his own Landmark School record.  

Ruairi Stack (freshman) swam a best time of 2:34.68 in the 200 IM (dropping 12 seconds!), placing 16th.  He also swam a best time of 1:11.52 in the 100 backstroke, placing 11th.

Jake, Luca, Ethan, and Josh also swam the 200 Freestyle Relay, placing 3rd.  They also swam the 400 Freestyle Relay, placing 5th, and breaking the Landmark School record (previously held by Sam Stein, Ethan Townsend, Chris Belfi, and Josh Thibeau).  

Please congratulate all of these swimmers on an excellent season!