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Girls Swimming 2023: HKHS Wins Season Opener 93-73

Submitted by Alison Karam

Giana Dabkowski diving
Liv Macaluso butterfly

(September 26, 2023) — The Haddam-Killingworth High School Girls Swim team won its first dual meet of the season on September 19, 2023, defeating Ledyard 93-73. The teams were tied three times before the Cougars pulled ahead after the 500-yard freestyle event at the midpoint of the meet and held the lead until the end.

H-K Junior Olivia “Liv” Macaluso qualified for State Championships in the 100-yard backstroke, swimming 1:10.73. Twelve swimmers scored the winning points for HKHS: Elsa Shatraw (FR), Emma Sajus (SR), Gianna Dabkowski (FR), Layla Hayward (SR), Maggie Miller (SO), Olive Forristall (FR), Olivia Campo (JR), Olivia “Liv” Macaluso (JR), Peyton Tyler (SR), Sofia Campo (JR), Sophia Langer (FR), Veronica “VV” Pypa (JR).

Top 3 finishes for HKHS:

200-yard Medley Relay

1st: H-K (Hayward, S. Campo, Macaluso, Dabkowski)

3rd: H-K (Shatraw, Forristall, Sajus, O. Campo)

200-yard Freestyle Hayward, 

1st: Miller

2nd: Tyler

50- yard Freestyle

2nd: Hayward

3rd: Forristall

100-yard Butterfly,Sajus, Dabkowski, 

2nd: Sajus

100- yard Freestyle

2nd: Dabkowski

3rd: Tyler

500- yard Freestyle

1st: Miller

3rd: Shatraw

200- yard Freestyle Relay

1st: H-K (Dabkowski, Tyler, Sajus, Miller)

3rd: H-K (Forristall, O. Campo, Pypa, S. Campo)

100- yard Backstroke

1st: Macaluso *

2nd: Hayward

100- yard Breaststroke

2nd: Forristall

400- yard Freestyle Relay

1st: H-K (Miller, Sajus, Tyler, Macaluso)

3rd: H-K (Shatraw, Langer, Pypa, Hayward)

* Time qualifies for State Championships

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