The West Haven Wizards won their final meet of the season against the New Milford Barracudas, 361-311. With the win the Wizards are now 4-1 and they are division champions. This was also Coach Sean McCauley’s 100th meet as head coach of the Wizards. Over his 15 years as head coach, the Wizards have 175-25 record.
The 8-and-under girls were particularly dominant against New Milford. They swept the opening medley relay. They won each of their individual events and finished strong taking 2nd and 3rd in the freestyle relay. Ari Rose and Brooklyn Loehfelm won 1st and 2nd in the 25-yard freestyle; Rose, Ella Sutton and Camilla Procino swept the 25-yard butterfly. Sophia DeLauri, Procino and Vanessa Chen also swept the 25-yard backstroke.
In the 100-yard individual medley, Sophia DeLauri earned 1ast place and Heady Flores-Copa beat out her competition to take 3rd. DeLauri and Procino came back strong to win 1st and 3rd place in the 25-yard breaststroke. Then the 8-and-under girls swept their final individual event of the meet in the 50-yard freestyle.
At the end of the last home meet of each season, it is the Wizards tradition to honor their graduating swimmers with a “Last Lap” ceremony. Girls can swim with the Wizards through their senior year of high school, but boys graduate from the Wizards at the end of their 8th grade season because the high school season conflicts with the Wizards’ season. This year the Wizards have six graduating swimmers. Theyhave a combined total of 34 years on the Wizards. Jeffrey Flores-Copa and Gavin Falcigno have both been on the Wizards for three years, Jacob Collette has been with the team five, Carly Weber has been with the team for seven and Collin Charron and Morgan Falanga have both been on the Wizards for eight.
The Wizards next meet will be Yankee League Trials on Feb. 15-16.
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