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Girls Swim 2022: HKHS Extends Winning Season to 4-0

Pictured from left-right: Olivia Campo, Erin Marica, Kristen Thebeau, Aleysha Brawley, Liv Macaluso, Emma Sajus, Maggie Miller, Peyton Tyler, Layla Hayward, Jo Houska, Sofia Campo, VV Pypa.

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).

HKHS Sophomore Liv Macaluso

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

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