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Piranhas Swim the Wilton Thanksgiving Invite, 11/22-11/24

Cesar Pena swims the butterfly
Cesar Pena swims the butterfly

Piranhas of all ages descended upon the Wilton bubble last weekend to race in the annual Wilton Thanksgiving Invite.  For the 11/overs, it was the first trials/finals meet of the year.  There was fast swimming and the Piranhas were a big part of it! 

The 12/under Piranhas swam 129 best times, while the 13/over Piranhas swam 74 best times!  Many Piranhas scored points (by placing in the top 16), and were led by the mighty 10/unders:  Kelsey Olvany (6th- 100/200 free, 7th- 50/100 back, 50 breast, 9th- 100 breast, 12th- 100 IM), Tam-Hao Nguyen (2nd- 100 IM, 3rd- 50 free/100 breast, 4th- 50 back, 8th- 200 free), Kendall Luecke (8th- 50 back, 11th- 100 breast, 12th- 200 free, 15th- 100 IM),Ned Smith (12th- 200 free, 13th- 50 back, 15th- 100 free), Thomas Frank (11th- 50 back), Hannah Gould (12th- 100 fly), Gracie Spataro (14th- 200 free), and Matthew Taylor (16th- 50 fly).  Also scoring points were 11/12 boys Ethan Keyes (3rd- 50 back, 4th- 100 back), John Barsanti (9th- 50 breast), Connor Zielinski (11th- 100 fly), and Jamie Hogan (12th- 50 breast), as well as 13/14 boy Oliver Rus (11th- 100 breast, 12th- 100 back/200 breast), and in the Open division, Phoebe Slaughter (5th- 200 IM, 8th- 200 back/200 breast, 12th- 100 breast, 15th- 500 free).  Other great performances were turned in by Halle Spataro and Kendall Luecke who both had all best times  in all of their events!   John Barsanti, Jackie Benisch, Sydney Dweck, Lily Genovese, Ethan Keyes, Nolan Lovegrove, Kendall Luecke, Tam Hao and Kelsey Olvany all had at least one event where he/she dropped over 10 seconds from their best time!  

After a weekend off for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Piranhas will get right back into the action the weekend of December 6th with the Senior and Junior groups travelling to North Carolina for the TYR Invitational, and the 12/unders seeing action at the Hamden Pentathlon and our annual dual meets with the Wilton Y Wahoos.


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