Greenwich boys swim team wins battle with Fairfield Prep, 116-70

Greenwich's Andrew Stotesbery competes in the 200-yard medley relay during Saturday's meet against Fairfield Prep. — John Ferris Robben photo

Greenwich’s Andrew Stotesbery competes in the 200-yard medley relay during Saturday’s meet against Fairfield Prep. — John Ferris Robben photo

Playing in arguably their biggest dual meet of the regular season, the Greenwich High School boys swimming and diving team took the lead after the first event and never looked back, dominating Fairfield Prep by a score of 116-70.

Right from the start, Big Red made a huge statement. In the 200-yard medley relay, the foursome of Jack Montesi, Iain Edmundson, Alex Lewis and Ed Moss finished with a blistering time of 1:35.27. Not only were they five seconds faster than the Jesuits in second place, the the GHS time was the third fastest time in school history.

The highlighted event of the day took place in the 50-yard freestyle, as two very familiar faces battled for the top spot. Last year at the class LL meet, both Ed Moss of Greenwich and Fairfield Prep’s Bjorn Davis tied for the top spot in the 50-yard freestyle.

This time around it was Moss who got the better of Davis, as the GHS swimmer touched the wall with a time of 21.01 seconds.

That time was the second fastest in school history, as only Dwight Fenton back in 1989 netted a faster time (20.54).

Greenwich’s lone dual first place finisher was Alex Lewis. Competing in the 100-yard freestyle, Lewis was in competition with Davis and came away with a top time of 46.17, over one second faster than Davis’ second place time.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Lewis again was able to grab the top spot, touching the wall with a time of 54.76. Coming in second overall was Jack Montesi, who took home a time of 55.33.

Montesi bettered himself in the 100-yard butterfly event, as the GHS swimmer was able to tie Fairfield Prep’s Bryce Keblish for first overall with a time of 46.17

Greenwich High head coach Terry Lowe talks to his coaches during Saturday's meet against Fairfield Prep. — John Ferris Robben photo

Greenwich High head coach Terry Lowe talks to his coaches during Saturday’s meet against Fairfield Prep. — John Ferris Robben photo

In an amazing feat, Greenwich’s Thomas Dillinger made his presence felt midway through the meet. Competing in the longest event of the day, the 500-yard freestyle, Dillinger was able to get the better of Prep’s Brandon Cole and touch the wall first overall with a time of 4:50.13. Cole wasn’t far behind, grabbing second with a time of 4:50.95.

Immediately after the 500-yard freestyle, Dillinger was back in the pool for the 200-yard freestyle relay. Anchoring the GHS foursome that consisted of Ben Wurst, Julian Fraser and Moss, Dillinger and the Cardinals grabbed the top spot with a time of 1:26.89. Again, the Jesuits weren’t far behind, as their team finished second with a time of 1:27.34.

During the 100-yard breaststroke, Greenwich’s Iain Edmunson had a stellar swim and finished with a top time of 1:00.63, over a second faster than Fairfield Prep’s John Join, who touched the wall second with a time of 1:01.99.

Rounding out the individual events were the GHS divers. Andrew Bologna had a solid performance on the day and finished first overall with 234.10 points. Not to be outdone was Big Red’s Justin Sodokoff, who took the silver with 223.75 points.

Both Greenwich and Fairfield Prep saved the best battle for the final event of the afternoon, the 400-yard  freestyle relay. Big Red’s Wurst, Montesi, Dillinger and Lewis were behind the Fairfield Prep foursome of Nicholas Wargo, Keblish, Davis and Cole 2.58 seconds at the midway point of the event.

Dillinger closed the gap a bit, finishing his portion with a time of 48.15, however Lewis wouldn’t be stopped on Saturday afternoon, The GHS swimmer finished the final 100-yards of the event with an amazing time of 45.54 and helped Big Red grab the gold with an overall time of 3:11.35. The Jesuits were second with a time of 3:11.61.

In addition to the top times, Big Red had other stellar performances. Edmundson took second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:57.90, while Wurst took third in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:50.38. Wurst also took the bronze in the 500-yard freestyle, touching the wall with a time of 5:08.61,

 

Withe the victory against Prep, Greenwich remained perfect on the season.

 

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