Submitted by Alison Karam
(November 7, 2022) — The Haddam-Killingworth High School Girls Swim team capped off its season with an 87-46 win against Suffield in a home meet on November 2, 2022. The H-K Cougar girls finished the dual meet season with a 6-3 record and won every event against Suffield. Senior captain Kristen Thebeau qualified for State Championships in the 100-yard backstroke, swimming 1:08.83, and sophomore Liv Macaluso crushed her earlier State qualifying time in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:08.96. Cougar girls will compete in the State Swimming Championships on November 12th and 15th. Eleven H-K swimmers scored the winning points against Suffield: Aleysha Brawley (SR), Emma Sajus (JR), Johanna “Jo” Houska (SR, co-captain), Kristen Thebeau (SR, captain), Layla Hayward (JR), Maggie Miller (FR), 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, Houska, Sajus, Macaluso), 2nd: H-K (O. Campo, Brawley, S. Campo, Hayward). 200-yard Freestyle: 1st: Miller. 200-yard Individual Medley: 1st: Houska, 3rd: Brawley. 50-yard Freestyle: 1st: Tyler, 2nd:Hayward. 100-yard Butterfly: 1st: Macaluso *, 2nd: Sajus. 100-yard Freestyle: 1st: Thebeau, 2nd:Tyler. 500-yard Freestyle: 1st: Miller, 3rd: Pypa. 200-yard Freestyle Relay: 1st: H-K (Sajus, Houska, Miller, Hayward), 2nd: H-K (O. Campo, Brawley, Pypa, S. Campo). 100-yard Backstroke: 1st: Thebeau *. 100-yard Breaststroke: 1st: Houska, 2nd: Brawley. 400-yard Freestyle Relay: 1st: H-K (Miller, Hayward, Sajus, Macaluso), 2nd: (Tyler, O. Campo, S. Campo, Thebeau).
* Time qualifies for State Championships