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Girls Swim 2023: HKHS Wins Against Rocky Hill 112 – 70

Submitted by Alison Karam 

(October 4, 2023) — The Haddam-Killingworth High School Girls Swim team won 112-70 in an away meet against Rocky Hill on October 3, 2023.  Cougars girls took first and third in the opening 200-yard medley relay and held the lead for the remainder of the meet. The team is now 3-0 for the season.

Emma Sajus (SR) qualified for State Swimming Championships in the 100-yard butterfly in H-K’s 112-70 win against Rocky Hill. She is pictured here swimming the event in H-K’s win over Old Lyme. Photo credit: Lauren Thebeau
H-K junior Olivia “Liv” Macaluso has qualified for State Swimming Championships in 3 individual events so far this season: 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, and 100-yard backstroke. Photo credit: Lauren Thebeau

H-K senior Emma Sajus qualified for State Championships after winning the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:12:37; and H-K junior Olivia “Liv” Macaluso bettered her qualifying times for State Championships in two events, winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2:34.50 and the 100-yard backstroke in 1:08.26. Twelve swimmers scored the winning points for H-K: 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 H-K:

200-yard Medley Relay:  1st: H-K (Macaluso, Forristall, Sajus, Dabkowski)  3rd: H-K (Hayward, S. Campo, Shatraw, Pypa).

200-yard Freestyle: 1st: Miller, 2nd: Tyler.

200-yard Individual Medley: 1st: Macaluso*, 3rd: Forristall.

50-yard Freestyle: 1st: Dabkowski, 3rd: Hayward.

100-yard Butterfly: 1st: Sajus*, 2nd: Miller.

100-yard Freestyle: 1st: Dabkowski, 2nd: Tyler.

500-yard Freestyle: 2nd: Shatraw.

200-yard Freestyle Relay:  1st: H-K (Hayward, Tyler, Sajus, Dabkowski), 2nd: H-K (Forristall, O. Campo, S. Campo, Miller).

100-yard Backstroke: 1st: Macaluso*, 3rd: Shatraw.

100-yard Breaststroke: 1st: Forristall, 3rd: S. Campo.

400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1st: H-K (Miller, Sajus, Tyler, Macaluso), 3rd: Shatraw, O. Campo, Langer, Pypa.

* Time qualifies for State Championships

Coach’s Note: This team is thrilling to watch! The girls are working hard, and in every meet so far more than one swimmer has cranked out a personal best time in at least one event.

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