Staples swimming beats Trumbull convincingly
"Amazing" and "near perfect" describe the Staples boys swimming team's season-opening meet against Trumbull. Staples won every event in convincing fashion and swept almost every single one of them on Friday in a 90-65 season-opening home victory over Trumbull. The Golden Eagles dropped to 1-1.
The Wreckers followed by sweeping the 200-meter freestyle behind juniors Kyle Bacon (2:09.99) and Joss Abel (2;10.18) and senior captain Cory Bacon (2:10.24). Next up for Staples was the one individual event it didn't sweep but it still went one-two with freshman Mike DeLuca (2:37.11) winning it and Goodgame (2:39.85) taking second. Senior Sikan He (2:54.33) was fifth.
The brooms were back in the next event as last year's top-scorer, sophomore Nathaniel Boley (25.79) won the 50-meter freestyle. Junior Matt Wisher (26.95) and Waterworth (29.6) placed second and third, respectively. Senior diving captain Zach Slater (226.1) then led a sweep of diving, followed by sophomore Tanner Blank (155.4) and junior James Onorato (119.1).
Wisher followed by capturing the 100-meter butterfly (1:06.53) and was followed by freshmen Jonathan Blansfield (1:09.72) and Justin Krakoff (1:12.69). Making this squad even stronger is the presence of many strong freshmen, such as Kevin Xiang, who followed by winning the 100-meter freestyle (1:02.16). Siecienski (1:02.24) and senior Jack Bonti (1:07.12) took second and third in the 100-free.
Kyle Bacon (4:36.81) won the 400-meter freestyle and Abel (4:45.04) took second in it. Sophomore Matt Wetmore (5:17.23) was third in the 400-free. Staples then swept the 200-yard freestyle relay with Wisher, sophomores Robert DeLuca and Trevor Locke and junior David Katter (1:53.54) grabbing the victory.
Boley won the 100-meter backstroke (1:05.02) and was followed by Feder (1:14.76) and freshman Jake Poliner (1:18.10) in a sweep. Siecienski (1:16.40) won the 100-meter breaststoke and Xiang (1:20.18) and freshman Christopher Mombello (1:20.97) completed the sweep. Kyle Bacon, Abel, Bonti and Wetmore carried the 400-meter freestyle relay (4:12.17) to victory.