Litchfield second in Berkshire League swim meet
Litchfield High's swim team gathers for a photo after finishing second in the Berkshire League championships at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville on Saturday. Contributed photo
Litchfield High's swim team saved its best performance of the season for the Berkshire League championships at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville on Saturday.
Litchfield finished second in the meet with 515 points, trailing only Northwestern (736). Wamogo finished seventh.
The top individual performers for Litchfield were Dan O'Leary and Sarah McCarthy. O'Leary was second in the 100-yard backstroke and fourth in the 200 individual medley, while McCarthy was second in the 100 freestyle and seventh in the 50 freestyle. Carson Mello added a third-place finish in the 100 free and James Kelleher was fourth in the 200 free and fifth in the 500 free. Thomas Wilson was fourth in the 100 breaststroke.
Litchfield's team of McCarthy, Kelleher, Ethan Dyer and Jon Dieck was second in the 200 free relay and the team of McCarthy, Claire Vailionis, Kyleigh Dyer and Kenyon Prenoveau was third. The 400 freestyle relay team of McCarthy, Kelleher, O'Leary and Will Rodriguez was fourth.
Thomas Wilson does the 100-yard breaststroke for Litchfield.
Litchfield's Sydney Donohue swims the 500-yard freestyle.
Litchfield swimmers, including Sarah McCarthy, center, who had an outstanding day, cheer on a teammate.
Litchfield's James Kelleher in the 500-yard freestyle.
Litchfield coach Travis Morse encourages one of his swimmers.
Wamogo's Brendan Smith in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Litchfield's Randi Brandt congratulates an opponent after the 500-yard freestyle.
Wamogo's Kenneth Richardson in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Litchfield's Dan O'Leary finished second in the 100-yard backstroke.
Isabella Giansanti of Wamogo in the 500-yard freestyle.
Litchfield coach Travis Morse gives James Kelleher a congratulatory hug after Kelleher's strong swim in the 500-yard freestyle.
Litchfield's Tom Duffany in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Some of the top swimming officials in Connecticut, including Ron Peck of Goshen, were assembled to officiate the meet.
Juniors playing key roles for Litchfield in the meet were, from left, Allen, Carson Mello, Jonathan Dieck, James Kelleher, Sydney Donohue, Claire Vailionis, Sarah McCarthy and Tom Duffany. Contributed photo