NHS swimmers close strong in loss to Owego

Boys’ Swimming

Owego 94, Norwich 71

NORWICH – Although victory was out of reach, Norwich closed its home meet with Owego in strong fashion Tuesday night at Norwich High School.

The Tornado’s 400 freestyle relay lopped off four seconds from its best time this season, one of five season-best performances. “Right now, our main goal is to get decent times to seed us well at sectionals, and go from there,” said Norwich coach Kevin Diefenbacher.

Connor Supensky, Dan Zieno, Jon Manwarren, and Killian Benedict made up the winning final relay. Two events earlier, Benedict won the 100 backstroke in a season-low 58.81, and Manwarren took the 500 freestyle in a season-best 5:28.17.

Bruce Winter ((breaststroke) and Zieno (50 free) had Norwich’s other two victories against a deep Owego team that brought 33 swimmers to the NHS deck.

Norwich hosts Holland Patent Thursday.


200 medley relay: (O) 1:55:27. 200 free: (O) Pritchard, 1:57.46. 200 IM: (O) Mitchell Phelps, 2:08.12. 50 free: (N) Dan Zieno, 24.97. Diving: (O) Liam Elliker, 182.70. 100 fly: (O) Zachary Zielinski, 59.68. 100 free: (O) Colin Pritchard, 53.36. 500 free: (N) Jon Manwarren, 5:28.17. 200 free relay: (O), 1:38.64. 100 backstroke: (N) Killian Benedict, 58.81. 100 breaststroke: (N) Bruce Winter, 1:16.29. 400 free relay: (N) Connor Supensky, Dan Zieno, Manwarren, Benedict, 3:52.26.

Windsor 95, Greene 86

GREENE – Windsor claimed all 13 points in the diving competition, and that was the difference in its nine-point victory over Greene Tuesday night.

The Trojans started the meet winning the 200 medley relay in a season-best time of 1:59.18. Liam Reid, Kurt Hendershott, Garrett Mowatt, and Craig Lord got the host club off to an auspicious beginning. From there, Windsor won the next seven events. Greene closed with a victory in the 200 free relay, victories by Reid and Hendershott, and the meet-closing 400 free relay.

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