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Conard Girls Swim and Dive Team Wins First Two Meets, Hoping to Continue Streak

Swimming State Tournament qualifiers: (Top, from left) Ella Hall, Sophia Pincince, Meghan Jo, Claire Dombrofski, Ella Switzer, Lyla Harhay (bottom, from left)Tess Sherry, Aspen Rosner, Jane Harhay, Liv Sherry. Courtesy photo

Conard Girls Swimming and Diving opened their season 2-0 with wins over South Windsor and Bristol Central.

Diving qualifiers (from left): Mia Rosario, Ali Colburn, Gabby Alekshun, Rachel Giroux. Courtesy photo

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In their home opener at Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford, the Red Wolves defeated South Windsor 103-72, taking first in every event and sweeping four: the 200 Freestyle, 50 Freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 500 Freestyle.

Individual winners were Jane Harhay, Tess Sherry, Aspen Rosner, Ali Colburn, Liv Sherry, and Meghan Jo. Relay winners for the Red Wolves were:

  • 200 Medley Relay: Rosner, T. Sherry, L. Sherry, Claire Dombrofski
  • 200 Free Relay: J. Harhay, Claire Haverly, Dombrofski, Rosner
  • 400 Free Relay: Rosner, J. Harhay, L. Sherry, T. Sherry

On Sept. 21, the Red Wolves defeated Bristol Central 99-66. Red Wolves fans got to witness an incredible diving display as Ali Colburn shattered her own 6-dive record with a score of 307-85, eclipsing the previous mark by 40 points. Rachel Giroux and Mia Rosario also dove well and helped Conard to a sweep in the event.

In the pool, individual winners were Liv Sherry, Rosie Alonzo, CeCe Peck, Rachel Mathews, Jane Harhay, and Tess Sherry. Conard went also won all three relays:

  • 200 Medley Relay: Gracie Lowney, T. Sherry, Meghan Jo, and Claire Dombrofski
  • 200 Free Relay: T. Sherry, L. Harhay, Sophia Pincince, and L. Sherry
  • 400 Free Relay: L. Sherry, Dombrofski, J. Harhay, Jo

As anticipated, many of Conard’s swimmers and divers used the first two meets to punch their tickets to the State Tournament; Jane Harhay, Lyla Harhay, Tess Sherry, Aspen Rosner, Ali Colnurn, Rachel Giroux, Mia Rosario, Liv Sherry, Claire Dombrofski, Meghan Jo, Sophia Pincince, Ella Hall, Ella Switzer, and Gabby Alekshun have all qualified in at least one event for the November tournament. Coach John Smachetti expects additional members of the team to qualify in the coming weeks, with some qualifying in multiple events.

Conard looks to improve to 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon when they take on Rocky Hill at home at 3:45 p.m.

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