By Alison Karam, Head Coach, Girls Swim Team
(October 10, 2022) –— The Haddam-Killingworth High School Girls Swim team extended its swim season record to 4-0 after defeating Ledyard 88-49 in an outdoor meet at Vitale Aquatic on October 7, 2022. The Cougar girls took first and third in the opening 200-yard medley relay and held the lead for the remainder of the meet. H-K Sophomore Liv Macaluso qualified for State Championships in the 100-yard backstroke, swimming 1:10.51. This was Macaluso’s third State qualifying event this season, adding to her qualifying swims in the 100-yard butterfly (1:10.05) against Lyme-Old Lyme and the 200-yard I.M. (2:35.22) against Waterford. Senior co-captain Erin Marica again posted a State qualifying swim in the 500-yard freestyle (6:05.54). Twelve swimmers scored the winning points for HKHS: Aleysha Brawley (Senior), Emma Sajus (Junior), Erin Marica (Senior, Co-Captain), Johanna “Jo” Houska (Senior, Co-Captain), Kristen Thebeau (Senior, Captain), Layla Hayward (Junior), Maggie Miller (Freshman) Olivia Campo (Sophomore), Olivia “Liv” Macaluso (Sophomore), Peyton Tyler (Junior), Sofia Campo (Sophomore), and Veronica “VV” Pypa (Sophomore).
Top 3 finishes for HKHS: 200-yard Medley Relay: 1st: H-K (Macaluso, Marica, Sajus, Hayward), 3rd: H-K (Thebeau, Brawley, Miller, Tyler). 200-yard Freestyle: 1st: Houska, 2nd: S. Campo, 3rd: Pypa. 200-yard Individual Medley: 1st: Macaluso. 50-yard Freestyle: 1st: Tyler, 2nd: Hayward. 100-yard Butterfly: 1st: Houska, 2nd: Sajus. 100-yard Freestyle: 1st: Tyler, 2nd: Thebeau, 3rd: O. Campo. 500-yard Freestyle: 1st: Marica*. 2nd: Miller. 200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1st: H-K (Houska, Tyler, Sajus, Hayward), 3rd: H-K (Pypa, Brawley, O. Campo, S. Campo). 100-yard Backstroke: 1st: Macaluso*, 2nd: Thebeau. 100-yard Breaststroke: 1st: Marica, 3rd: Pypa. 400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1st: H-K (Houska, Hayward, Macaluso, Marica), 2nd: (Miller, S. Campo, Thebeau, Sajus).
Photos by Heather Marica