BOYS SWIMMING: Hernandez & Nixon stay sharp for Meriden; Cheshire improves to 6-0

BOYS SWIMMING: Hernandez & Nixon stay sharp for Meriden; Cheshire improves to 6-0



MERIDEN — Platt’s Julio Hernandez and Maloney’s Jaylon Nixon continued their strong senior seasons for the Meriden Co-op boys swimming and diving team Tuesday.

Each recorded another first-place performance in a 104-82 CCC South loss to the Bristol Co-op at the Platt pool.

Hernandez sprinted to victory in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.48 seconds. Nixon won diving with 229.75 points.

Hernandez also swam the anchor leg of the winning 200 freestyle relay behind Jake Donlon, Alex Flynn and Hunter Bernabucci. The quartet touched in 1:39.17.

Meriden (3-3) got additional first-place points from Sam Hurlburt in the 200 IM (2:23.78) and Joseph Peralta in the 500 free (5:40.28).

Cheshire 105, Amity 75: The Rams (6-0) remained unbeaten with the SCC Division I victory over the Spartans at the Cheshire Community Pool on Monday night.

Sam Hanke and Andrew Lou led the way. They won two individual events apiece and swam legs on two winning relays.

Hanke and Lou combined with Shane Wynne and Joe Cannata to capture the 200 freestyle relay in 1:33.89.

Hanke also won the 100 backstroke (56.99) and 200 freestyle (1:50.46). He opened his night leading off the 200 medley relay ahead of Cannata, Ankit Sahasrabudhe and Nick Brunetti (1:46.89).

Lou swept the freestyle sprints, winning the 50 in 23.18 and the 100 in 50.29. He teamed with Evan Levine, Peter Levens and Wynne on the first-place 400 free relay (3:32.03).

Wynne notched an individual triumph in the 100 butterfly (55.53). Cannata, along with his two relay wins, was tops in the 200 IM (2:04.95).

Also for the Rams, Richmond Le set a personal best in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.78). Justin Finkel blazed a 5:05.20 in taking the 500 freestyle. Noah Duncan’s 212.10 points won diving.


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