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Girls Swim 2022: HKHS Defeats Rocky Hill 99-77, Moves to 5-1

 

H-K Girls Swim team celebrates a 99-77 victory over Rocky Hill. Pictured from left-right: Olivia Campo, Jo Houska, Layla Hayward, VV Pypa, Sofia Campo, Kristen Thebeau, Liv Macaluso, Peyton Tyler, Emma Sajus, Erin Marica, and Coach Alison Karam.
Cougar Girls Swim Captain Kristen Thebeau reacts after swimming her season-best 100-yard backstroke time in H-K’s win over Rocky Hill.

By Alison Karam, Girls Swim Head Coach

(October 24, 2022) — The Haddam-Killingworth High School Girls Swim team moved its season record to 5-1 after losing to the Class L Co-op team of Fitch/New London/ Stonington/Wheeler (90-69) on October 11, 2022 and then defeating Rocky Hill (99-77) in an away meet on October 17th. The H-K Cougar girls won 10 of 11 swimming events against Rocky Hill, starting with first and third in the opening 200-yard medley relay. Senior co-captain Erin Marica qualified for State Championships in the 100-yard breaststroke, swimming 1:21.57, and improved her State qualifying time in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:56.26. It was a fast meet for the Cougar girls, as every H-K swimmer who competed that day posted at least one personal best or season best time. Eleven swimmers scored the winning points for H-K: Aleysha Brawley (SR), Emma Sajus (JR), Erin Marica (SR, co-captain), Johanna “Jo” Houska (SR, co-captain), Kristen Thebeau (SR, captain), Layla Hayward (JR), Olivia Campo (SO), Olivia “Liv” Macaluso (SO), Peyton Tyler (JR), Sofia Campo (SO), and Veronica “VV” Pypa (SO).

Top 3 finishes for H-K: 200-yard Medley Relay: 1st: H-K (Thebeau, Marica, Sajus, Hayward), 3rd: H-K (Tyler, Brawley, S. Campo, O. Campo).  200-yard Freestyle: 1st: Houska.  200-yard Individual Medley: 1st: Macaluso, 3rd: Thebeau.  50-yard Freestyle: 1st: Hayward. 100-yard Butterfly: 1st: Sajus, 2nd: Houska.  100-yard Freestyle: 1st: Macaluso, 2nd: Tyler. 500-yard Freestyle: 1st: Marica*, 3rd: Sajus.  200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1st: H-K (Houska, Hayward, Tyler, Macaluso), 3rd: H-K (Pypa, O. Campo, Brawley, S. Campo).  100-yard Backstroke: 2nd: Thebeau.  100-yard Breaststroke: 1st: Marica*, 3rd: O. Campo.  400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1st: H-K (Houska, Hayward, Macaluso, Marica), 3rd: (Tyler, S. Campo, Thebeau, Sajus).

Photos by Robin Thebeau

* Time qualifies for State Championships

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