Bristol swimmers take 22nd at Class LL meet

By MICHAEL LETENDRE

STAFF WRITER

MIDDLETOWN – The Bristol boys swimming Co-Op took to the pool at Wesleyan University on Wednesday, March 16 for the Class LL Championships.

And the unit from the Mum City placed 22nd overall as Bristol had three relay teams involved in the fray.

Overall, those three relay squads helped Bristol score 40 points on the busy afternoon.

Greenwich snatched up the championship behind 787 points while Cheshire was the runner-up with 600.

Fairfield Prep took third behind a 523.5-point effort, Glastonbury earned fourth place (423.5), Ridgefield nabbed fifth (396.5) while Amity Regional (322) rounded out the top six teams.

The Bristol outfit finished up ahead of Norwich Free Academy (28) and Danbury (26).

In the 200 yard medley relay, the combination of sophomore Griffin McGowan, senior George Pitman, sophomore Elijah Ortiz, and junior Weston Marshall placed 18th overall in a time of 1:50.63 – good for 14 points.

And then in the 200 yard freestyle relay, the Bristol coop took 19th place as the grouping of Pitman, junior Cameron Reed, freshmen Michael Bond, and Ortiz finished in 1:43.21 and took home 12 points for their efforts.

Finally, in the 400 yard freestyle relay, the crew from Bristol angled up 18th place in 3:35.91 – zipping up 14 points – as McGowan, Ortiz, Reed and Marshall all performed well to close out the campaign.

Class L, Boys Swimming Championship – from Wesleyan University, Middletown

Team Scores

Place School Points

No. 1 Greenwich 787

No. 2 Cheshire 600

No. 3 Fairfield Prep 523.5

No. 4 Glastonbury 423.5

No. 5 Ridgefield 396.5

No. 6 Amity Regional 322

No. 7 Branford/Guilford 290

No. 8 Staples 253.5

No. 9 Xavier 240.5

No. 10 Newtown 228

No. 11 Manchester 166

No. 12 Westhill/Stamford 156

No. 13 Southington 154

No. 14 Norwalk/McMahon 151

No. 15 Hamden 131

No. 16 Fairfield Co-Op 124

No. 17 Trumbull 92

No. 18 West Haven 65.5

No. 19 Platt/Maloney 50

No. 20 Bristol Co-Op 40

No. 21 NFA 28

No. 22 Danbury 26

200 Yard Medley Relay

Bristol Coop: 18th place; Time – 1:50.63; Points: 14

1) Griffin McGowan, Sophomore 2) George Pittman, Senior

3) Elijah Ortiz, Sophomore 4) Weston Marshall, Junior

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Bristol Coop: 19th place; Time – 1:43.21; Points: 12

1) George Pittman, Senior 2) Cameron Reed, Junior

3) Michael Bond, Freshmen 4) Elijah Ortiz, Sophomore

400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Bristol coop: 18th place; Time – 3:35.91; Points: 14

1) Griffin McGowan, Sophomore 2) Elijah Ortiz, Sophomore

3) Cameron Reed, Junior 4) Weston Marshall, Juniorsports