Boys Varsity Swimming and Diving

Two Pool Records!

At home on January 18, 2019 at 4:00 PM

37 Season Best Times!

(Andover, MA) — In another chance to prepare for the upcoming Eastern Championships, the Andover Boys’ Varsity Swimming and Diving Team had the rare Friday afternoon competition, which gave the team a chance to practice transitioning from the academic day to racing at the time of day typically reserved for practice and for the upcoming Eastern finals. The practice paid off with an impressive list of best times, season-best times, and two pool records.

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Friday’s meet marked Andover’s first against Westford Academy, an impressive program that competes for the Massachusetts State Championships each year. In the team competition, Andover was able to sweep 7 of the 12 events and swam some events in non-scoring exhibition. The final score was 119 to 60.

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Highlights of the day certainly include the two new pool records.

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In the 200 Medley Relay, the squad of Jack Warden ’19, Neil Simpson ’19, Lance Freiman ’19, and Arnold Su ’20 swam 1:34.74. The previous pool record, 1:35.54, was set in 2017 by Andover’s Warden, Simpson, Su, and Christian Alberga ’17.

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In the 200 Freestyle, Max Hunger ’20 swam 1:42.24, eclipsing the pool record of 1:42.60 set by Jun Oh in 2012.

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Other highlights include Andover’s achieving season-best and all-time best times in 37 out of 53 opportunities during a Friday night/January dual meet!

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50 Free relay splits: Max Fang ‘22 (23.98), Simpson (21.82), Hank Yang ‘22 (24.37)

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100 Free: Freiman (47.52), Riku Tanaka ’20 (50.05)

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100 Free relay splits: Brendon Fang ’22 (53.60), Anthony Minickiello ‘20 (51.31), Yang (52.94)

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200 Free: Hunger (1:42.24), Marcus Lee ’21 (1:48.00), Tanaka (1:50.42)

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500 Free: Sam Donchi ’20 (4:38.70), Tanaka (5:00.99), M. Fang (5:13.14)

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50 Back: Donchi (25.18), Warden (24.95), Harvey Zheng ’19 (27.50)

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100 Back: B. Fang (1:03.43), Yubo Jin ’21 (59.75), Zheng (58.64)

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50 Breast relay split: B. Fang (30.71), Jacob Hudgins ’19 (28.38)

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100 Breast: Hudgins (1:02.20), Hunger (1:01.92), Lee (1:01.07)

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50 Fly split: Freiman (22.44), Minickiello (25.89), Rick Ono ’19 (26.03)

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100 Fly: Minickiello (55.53), Ono (57.89), Warden (52.56)

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200 IM: B. Fang (2:07.56), M.. Fang (2:08.16) Hudgins (2:02.57), Minickiello (2:06.93), Yang (2:11.83), Zheng (2:09.75)

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Andover’s record now stands at 4-0, and the squad will next be in competition on Friday, 25 January at perennial Massachusetts-state-powerhouse St. John’s Prep.

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