Woonsocket Whalers dunk Gleason Riptides in SENECY swim meet

Woonsocket Whalers dunk Gleason Riptides in SENECY swim meet

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket YMCA Whalers youth swim team made a big splash in its return from the holiday break by posting a 286-186 triumph over the Gleason Riptides in their SENECY (Southeastern New England Cluster of YMCAs) meet last Saturday afternoon at the Woonsocket YMCA.

Fourteen swimmers captured multiple events for the Whalers, who racked up 35 victories, and in the process, avenged a 335-287 loss to the Riptides earlier last season at the ‘Tides home pool in Wareham, Mass.

The Whalers’ top scorer was Makenna Moylan, who competed in the girls’ 8-under age division and produced 13 points by winning the 25 freestyle in 18.43 seconds and 25 breaststroke in 27.53 and taking second place in the 25 backstroke in 22.03.

The Whalers did the bulk of their scoring in the boys’ 11-12 division and saw three swimmers capture multiple events: Hayden Monty (50 butterfly, 37.00, and 50 backstroke, 39.05), Jacob Parenteau (200 individual medley, 2:33.21, and 50 breaststroke, 38.01), and Colin Hyland (50 freestyle, 29.04, and 100 freestyle, 1:03.54). Samuel Dalti also captured the 200 freestyle in 2:37.58 and took second in the 50 butterfly and 50 backstroke.

The Whalers also racked up six victories in the girls’ 11-12 and 13-14 divisions, as well as the boys’ 13-14 division, and leading the way in the girls’ 11-12 division were the first places turned in by Lauren Mania (200 individual medley, 2:41.49, and 100 freestyle, 1:04.87) and Amelia Boyes (50 butterfly, 35.90, and 50 breaststroke, 38.05), as well as the top finishes by Sophia Foxon (200 freestyle, 2:55.06) and Makenzie Beauparlant (50 backstroke, 36.30).

In the girls’ 13-14 division, capturing two events were Emma Cotter (50 freestyle, 30.34, and 500 freestyle, 7:08.77), Madison Tiner (100 butterfly, 1:18.47, and 100 backstroke, 1:18.17), and Alexis Hyland (100 freestyle, 1:09.75, and 200 freestyle, 2:27.90).

The boys’ 13-14 division saw Kyle Crossley win the 50 (26.09) and 100 (59.90) freestyles, Nathan Fowler claim the 100 butterfly (1:08.57) and 500 freestyle (5:48.70), and Jeff Fraser (100 breaststroke, 1:20.62) and Matt McGarry (100 backstroke, 1:26.08) supply the other victories.

Also capturing multiple events were Anthony Torres in the boys’ 8-under division (25 freestyle, 18.46, and 50 freestyle, 42.55), and in the boys’ 9-10 division, Sean Mania (100 individual medley, 1:22.17, and 50 backstroke, 39.31), and Ted McGarry (50 freestyle, 37.37, and 50 breaststroke, 49.46) led the way.

Julia Simon (girls’ 9-10, 100 freestyle, 1:38.97) and Ben Fowler (boys’ 9-10, 100 freestyle, 1:18.13) rounded out the Whalers’ winners, and James Haczynski scored nine points by placing second in the 50 and 100 freestyles and the 100 butterfly.

The Whalers also set 45 personal-best records, and collecting three each were Stephen Zerva in the boys’ 11-12 division (50 backstroke, 40.40; 100 freestyle, 1:11.81; and 50 freestyle, 32.65), Simon (50 freestyle, 42.85; 50 backstroke, 55.39; and 100 freestyle), and Torres (25 breaststroke, 27.11; 25 and 50 freestyles).