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Thursday’s boys swimming showdown between Greenwich and Ridgefield involved two undefeated teams.
And after 12 events, it was the Tigers that kept their perfect record intact.
Winning 11 of 12 events, Ridgefield registered a convincing 115-71 victory over Greenwich in a key FCIAC meet at Barlow Mountain School in Ridgefield. With the victory, Ridgefield capped an undefeated regular season, finishing 10-0. Greenwich finished with a record of 9-1.
“We did not respond to the challenge,” Greenwich coach Terry Lowe said. “Ridgefield turned the tables on the depth charts. Not only did the Tigers win all three relays, they took two of the top three spots in two of them.”
Lowe knows his squad has some aspects to work on before the postseason commences.
“The state championships are still a month away,” Lowe said. “Hopefully, this outcome was a powerful message that will make the team really focus in the training ahead, beginning with our annual training trip, which for the second year takes us to Aruba. We will need to come back determined to turn things around against a talented and deep Tiger team.”
In the 200-meter medley relay on Thursday, Ridgefield’s Andrew Yu, Connor Hunt, Ethan Murray, Wil Bryant combined for a winning time of 1:51.53. The 200-meter freestyle saw Connor Hunt of Ridgefield post a winning time of :58.28 seconds.
In the 200-meter individual medley, Luke Hruska, of the Tigers touched the wall first in Ridgefield 2:14.40.
Andrew Yu of Ridgefield took top honors in the 100 freestyle (54.17), while Hunt won the 400 (4:09.77). The 200 freestyle relay of Ridgefield’s Bryant, Gavin Edgerton, Hrusta and Ethan Lu won in 1:42.2. In the 100 backstroke, Yu finished first in 1:00.88 and Thomas Lewis of Greenwich placed first in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.66)
Hunt, Luke Hruska, Edgerton and Yu capped Ridgefield’s big victory by winning the 400 freestyle relay in 3:48.65.