Norwich swimmers find silver lining in loss vs. Johnson City

By Grady Thompson

Sun Sports Contributor

NORWICH - The Norwich varsity boys’ swimming and diving team moved to 0-6 on the season after a 92-56 loss against Johnson City.

The Tornado, who have only 5 swimmers on their roster this season, were led by Seniors Dan Zieno and Conner Supensky.

Zieno led the way by winning 4 of his events, including the 200 medley relay, the 200 individual medley, the 100 free, and the 400 free relay. Supensky also won 4 of his events; the 200 medley relay, the 200 free, the 100 backstroke, and the 400 free relay.

Despite haven’t fielding a win yet this season, there have been plenty of positives for the Norwich swimmers and divers who have been constantly challenging themselves to regularly beat their personal bests.

“Our team record is 0-6, but the swimmers have been working to improve their times from last year to get

ready for sectionals,” said Norwich Head Coach Kevin Diefenbacher. “So far this year, our swimmers have had 25 personal best times through the 8 meets they have been to.”

The Tornado will be honoring their four seniors this Friday in a home meet against Greene.

Race results:

200 medley relay: N; Dan Zieno, Ethan Lestico, Bruce Winter. Conner

Supensky 1:57.72. 200 Free: N; Conner Supensky 2:05.55. 200 Independant Medley: N; Dan Zieno

2:16.76. 50 Free: JC; 25.38. Diving: JC; 192.08. 100 Fly: JC; 1:07.20. 100 Free: N;

Dan Zieno 53.20. 500 Free: JC; 6:05.75. 200 Free relay: JC; 1:55.08. 100

Backstroke: N; Conner Supensky 1:10.64. 100 Breaststroke: N; Bruce Winter 1:13.55.

400 Free Relay: N; Conner Supensky, Ethan Lestico, Bruce Winter, Dan

Zieno 3:58.43.

Final score JC 92, Norwich 56.

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