Andover began its meet against Loomis Chaffee with a first place finish in the 200-Medley Relay and went on to win in all but one event. The relay team, which included Richard Zhong ’17, Nick Isenhower ’18, Neil Simpson ’19, and Lance Freiman ’19, crossed the finish line with a time of 1:40.64 minutes. The strong showing in the Medley Relay, along with other successful performances, contributed to Andover Boys Swimming & Diving’s 116-68 win. Andover’s record currently stands at 2-0.
Andover found success in the 200-Freestyle and the 200-Individual Medley. Arnold Su ’20 won the freestyle with a time of 1:46.77 minutes, and Jack Warden ’19 placed second with a time of 1:49.83 minutes. In the 200-Individual Medley, Simpson placed first with a time of 2:00.12 minutes.
In the 50-Freestyle, Captain Christian Alberga ’17 sprinted his way to first place by a large margin with a time of 22:10 minutes. Will Kantaros ’18 placed second with a time of 23:39 minutes.
Andover’s Junior talent shined through in the Loomis meet. In the 100-Butterfly, Su took his second win of the day, swimming in 53.77 seconds. Adam Vlasic ’20 placed second with a time of 54.50 seconds. Su, Isenhower, Warden, and Captain Christian Alberga ’17 maintained Andover’s precedent for success in the 200-Freestyle Relay, winning with a time of 1:28.16 minutes.
Andover secured first and second place in the 400-Freestyle Relay to finish the meet. The team of Kantaros, Zheng, Anthony Minickiello ’20, and Alberga placed first with a time of 3:22.33.
In diving, Matt Grottkau ’17 placed second with a score of 221.00 and Ryan Goggins ’18 placed fifth with a score of 140.00.
Rick Ono ’19 said, “Our goal will always be to perform the best that we can at the end of the season. We used the Loomis meet to assess our strengths and weaknesses as a rehearsal for the championship meets.”
Andover travels away to face Suffield and Peddie after break.