West Hartford College Corner

Timothy Simplicio. Courtesy photo

West Hartford student-athletes have continued their athletic careers at colleges and universities throughout the country, and here’s an update about what some of them have been doing.

Compiled by Ted Glanzer

The brothers Simplicio – senior Timothy (Conard High ’18) and sophomore Peter (Conard High ’20) – are making their marks on the Bates football team. Timothy is a senior starting defensive end who has made eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) and logged half a sack in three games. Peter is a offensive tackle for the 1-4 Bobcats. … There’s a litany of Hall High alums who are competing on their respective college swimming and diving teams. Maggie Mantz (Hall High ’20) is a sophomore who specializes in the butterfly stroke at the University of Vermont. Aislinn Mitchell (Hall High ’20) is a sophomore on the University of Delaware women’s swimming and diving team. She combined with three others to defeat UMBC in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:50.70 on Oct. 2. … Kelly Tiernan (Hall High ’18) is a senior on the Bryant University women’s swimming and diving team. In her junior year she recorded three top-10 finishes at the NEC Championships, according to her bio on the school athletic department’s website. … Kobe Dominguez (Hall High ’21) and Connor Skarzynski (Hall High ’20) are members of the Southern Connecticut State men’s swimming and diving team. Skarzynski teamed with three others to place second n the 400 meter freestyle relay with a time of 3:56.50 at the Fairfield Invitational on Oct. 9. Also at Southern, Nicholle Denault (Conard High ’20) is a sophomore diver on the women’s swimming and diving team. She placed sixth in the 1-meter diving event and ninth in the 3-meter event at the Fairfield Invitational. … Ian Harker (Hall High ’21) is a first-year on the Occidental men’s swimming team. … Zoe Baker (Hall High ’21) is a first-year diver on the Central Connecticut State University women’s swimming and diving team. She led her team in scoring (190.15) in the 1-meter event at the UConn Fall Tri-Meet on the weekend of Oct. 8-9. … James Marks (Hall High ’19) is a junior on the Dickinson College cross country and track teams. He recently helped the cross country team place 10th in the men’s 8K at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh University with a time of 27:54.3. … Anne Horton (Hall High ’20) is a sophomore on the Wesleyan University women’s rowing team. She rowed in the second varsity boat that placed 11th with a time of 16:36.89 at the Riverfront Regatta in Hartford on Oct. 3. … Jenna Zydanowicz (Hall High ’20) is a sophomore on the UConn women’s cross country team. She was the fourth Husky to cross the finish line at the 2021 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Oct. 15. Her effort helped UConn place 22nd in the 37-team field. … Also at UConn, Sarah Lazor (Northwest Catholic ’19) and Emma Pinckney (Conard High ’20) are members of the women’s rowing team. … Deanna Michaels (Hall High ’19) is a junior on the Colgate women’s rowing team. … Emily Remicio (Hall High ’17), a graduate student on the Saint Joseph women’s soccer team, scored a goal and logged an assist in the Blue Jays’ 3-2 overtime victory over Albertus Magnus on Oct. 12. Remicio, who is listed as a defender and a midfielder, has two goals and that assist on the year for Saint Joseph, which was 9-2-1.

Do you know a former West Hartford scholastic athlete who is now playing at the collegiate level? If so, contact Ted Glanzer at [email protected].

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