Greenwich High

Greenwich boys swimming team tops rival Fairfield Prep to remain undefeated

Photo by Trudy Clark: Aidan Bucaria of Greenwich won two individual events in the team’s win against visiting Fairfield Prep.

Another meet, another highly impressive win for the Greenwich High School boys swim team.

This time it was rival Fairfield Prep that witnessed the Cardinals depth in each event, as host Greenwich won 10 events and recorded a number of standout performances.

Felix Flakstad and Aiden Bucaria won two individual events apiece for Greenwich in its convincing 128.5-47.5 triumph over visiting Fairfield Prep in a non-conference meet held on Saturday afternoon.

With the victory, Greenwich moved another step closer to achieving an undefeated regular season. The defending FCIAC champion Cardinals sport a record of 7-0 so far this season.

Flakstad, a junior, finished first in the 200-yard freestyle, posting a time of 1:48.74. Nathanel Duffy of Fairfield Prep was the runner-up (1:51.99), followed by Greenwich’s Alex Khilko (1:52.26). In the 500 freestyle, Flakstad registered a winning time of 4:56.56. Khilko placed second in 5:04.31 and Prep’s Hugh Hutchinson was third (5:08.60).

The Cardinals notched a 1-2-3 finish in the 200-yard individual medley, with Bucaria, a junior, leading the way (1:55.40). Senior Ryan Jee was right behind Bucaria (1:55.46), while teammate Liam Flaherty, a junior, took third (1:59.16).

Photo by Trudy Clark: Ryan Jee placed second in the 200 IM for Greenwich in its victory against Fairfield Prep.

Greenwich also had the top three finishes in the 50-yard freestyle. Mic DiLascia, a senior, won the race, clocking in at 22.55 seconds. Senior Andrew Dyment was second in the 50 freestyle for the Cards (23.63), while teammate Luke Mendelsohn, a freshman finished third in 23.64.

Bucaria’s second winning effort came in the 100 breaststroke, where he touched the wall in 59.34. DiLascia was second in 1:01.39 and GHS senior Matt Hake placed third (1:04.35).

In the 1-meter diving event, junior Whitaker Grover turned in a first-place finish for the Cardinals after six rounds. Grover earned a winning total of 335.4 points. Jee was the 100 freestyle winner (48.89) and Kegan Clark (50.56) for Greenwich. The Jesuits received victories in the 100 butterfly (53.89) and 100 backstroke (54.10) from freshman Owen Tharrington. Greenwich senior Justin Jacob finished second in the butterfly (54.34) and Hake was third (56.360. Flaherty was the runner-up in the backstroke with a time of 54.64 and Jacob finished third (55.01).

Greenwich swept the relay events, winning the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay races. Flaherty, DiLascia, Jee and Mendelsohn combined for a winning time of 1:38.56 in the 200 medley relay. Bucaria, DiLascia, Clark and Mendelsohn teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay (1:31.88) and Flaherty, Clark, Flakstad and Jee led the Cards to a 3:19.30 finish in the 400 freestyle relay.

The Cardinals host rival New Canaan on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

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