Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Swim Team Update!

D-R Swim Team

At the inaugural SCC Swim Championship meet held at Seekonk last Thursday, the D-R boys swim team placed second with 282 points and the girls placed fourth with 160 points. Top tier finishes were made by Megan Alves (50 Free: 1st place, 100 Free: 2nd place), Bryan Tran (100 Free: 1st place, 100 Back: 1st place), and Jeff Tran (50 Free: 1st place, 100 Butterfly: 2nd place). In addition, the following swimmers also received medals for finishing in the top 6 places for individual events: Sara Enos, Kaitlyn O'Connor, Bryan Abbott, Xavier Byrnes, Jonathan Eddy, Cailen Hitz, and Alex Klinkhamer. 

The Boys 200 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay, and 400 Freestyle Relay all took second place. Swimmers for the relays were Bryan Tran, Cailen Hitz, Jonathan Eddy, Jeffrey Tran, Dustin Kindberg, Kyle O'Connell, Xavier Byrnes, and Alex Klinkhamer. The Girls 200 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay, and 400 Freestyle Relay all took fourth place. Swimmers for the relays were Sara Enos, Meaghan O'Connell, Kaitlyn O'Connor, Megan Alves, Sam Brown, Victoria Proulx, Holly Wentworth, and Kim Reilly.

On Saturday (1/31), D-R faced off against Apponequet for the last dual meet of the season. Both the boys and girls lost their meets to the powerhouse Apponequet teams, but many swimmers recorded personal best D-R swims for individual events, including Cameron Delaplain, Owen Conti, Ryan Johnson, Holly Wentworth, Victoria Proulx, Sara Enos, Sam Brown, and Kaitlyn O'Connor.  

This coming weekend are the MIAA Sectional Championships! Boys will be held on Saturday at Boston University and the Girls will be heldon Sunday at Wellesley College. This year the D-R swim team will be represented by Megan Alves (50 Free, 100 Free), Bryan Tran (100 Free, 100 Back), and Jeffrey Tran (50 Free, 100 Butterfly) as well as by the Boys 200 Medley Relay (Bryan Tran, Dustin Kindberg, Jeffrey Tran, Jonathan Eddy, Owen Conti - alternate), Boys 200 Freestyle Relay (Bryan Tran, Cailen Hitz, Jonathan Eddy, Jeffrey Tran), Girls 200 Freestyle Relay (Sara Enos, Meaghan O'Connell, Kaitlyn O'Connor, Megan Alves), and the Girls 400 Freestyle Relay (Sara Enos, Sam Brown, Kaitlyn O'Connor, Megan Alves). The event will be streamed live and details can be accessed via MIAA.net.

Congratulations to all swimmers on a great season and good luck to those who are moving onto the Sectional and State Championships! 

D-R Swimmers (yellow caps) at the SCC Championships...off to a great start!

The Boys 200 Freestyle Relay team to swim at Sectionals on Saturday (J. Eddy, C. Hitz, J. Tran, B. Tran).

The Girls 200 Freestyle Relay team going to Sectionals on Sunday! (S. Enos, M. O'Connell, K. O'Connor, M. Alves).