Staples girls swimming sets records in win over Ridgefield

Mia Bullock of Staples swims the 200 individual medley during the high school swimming meet between Greenwich High School and Staples High School at Greenwich, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.
Mia Bullock of Staples swims the 200 individual medley during the high school swimming meet between Greenwich High School and Staples High School at Greenwich, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media

The Staples girls swim and dive team improved to 6-2 and broke several records in the process with 105-79 win over fellow FCIAC contender Ridgefield on Wednesday afternoon at home.

In the first event, the team of Mia Fraas, Willow Woods, Mia Bullock and Marissa Healy came from behind to win the 200 medley relay with a new school record (2:02.56), breaking a 20-year-old record by three seconds. The Wreckers followed this up with a 1-3-4 finish in the 200 freestyle with Aileen Coyne, Michelle Kennedy and Mira Patel.

In the 200 IM, Bullock broke her own record, clocking in 2:22.50 and was closely followed by Willow Woods in third.

Kenzie Healy took first and Anelise Browne third in the 50 freestyle. Staples then took the top three spots in the diving with Sophia Stanley set a school record with a score of 251.40. She was closely followed by Eliza Donovan 242.475 and Kasey Hertan at 216.83.

Marissa Healy won the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:06.91, and Mia Fraas was third. Kenzie Healy then just missed the school record in the 100 freestyle, winning with a time of 59.87,

Coyne then lead the 400 freestylers of Michelle Kennedy and Mira Patel to a 1-2-4 finish as all finished with top 10 times.

The record-breaking was not over as the 200 freestyle relay of Woods, Browne, Coyne and Kenzie Healy knocked two seconds off the old record that stood for 20 years. The quartet clocked in at 1:52.97. They were followed up by Olivia Utter, Emily Duranko, Patel and Kennedy, who finished third in 1:59.87.

The 100 backstroke was won by Marcy McGuire, of Ridgefield, in the pool record time of 1:04.37. She was followed by Marissa Healy and Fraas finishing 2-3 for Staples. In the final individual event of the day, Bullock set her third school record of the day, clocking in at 1:12.78 in the 100 breastroke. Willow Woods finished third for Staples in 1:16.95.

Ridgefield won the final event of the day, the 400 free relay in 4:10.44, just edging the Staples team of Kenzie Healy, Michelle Kennedy, Marissa Healy and Mia Bullock, who clocked in at 4:10.77.

Staples faces New Canaan next Wednesday away and Norwalk next Friday at home for Senior Day. By virtue of the victory over Ridgefield, Staples moved into a first place tie in the FCIAC’s western division.