Shelton girls swim defeats Sacred Heart Academy, Branford

Kayla Bretan and Greta Parkes helped Shelton topple a pair of league rivals.

Kayla Bretan and Greta Parkes helped Shelton topple a pair of league rivals.

Shelton High Athletics / Contributed photo

Shelton’s girls swim team defeated Sacred Heart Academy 93-68 and Branford 102-42 in SCC meets.

“The girls have swum great and really worked well together,” coach Tom Jurzynski said. “They've come a long way in two months. We know we can put three quality girls in each event and collect a lot of points with our depth. That depth helps us collect a lot of points in relays as well. We had a tough start to the season, but we finished strong by winning five of our last seven meets. The girls have been resilient this season and that helped with our strong finish. They are a fun group of girls to work with and have made coming to work every day enjoyable.”

Shelton will compete in the SCC championships beginning on Monday.

Kayla Bretan (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Greta Parkes (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle) and Tara Mladsi (200 IM, 100 backstroke) each won two events in the win over SHA.

Mladsi, Amanda Madera, Ella Cristiano and Morgan Bucherati were first in the 200-medley relay.

Bretan, Morgan Bucherati, Megan Bucherati and Parkes placed first in the 200-freestyle relay. Madera, Kaelyn Miklus, Stephanie Pinard and Julia Kmiec were third.

Morgan Bucherati was second in the 50-freestyle and the 100-freestyle.

Megan Bucherati was second in the 200-freestyle.

Cristiano was second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 200 IM.

Pavliouk was second and Miklus fourth in the 100-backstroke.

Emily Zaleski was fourth in the 200 IM and the 100-butterfly.

Kmiec was fourth in the 100-freestyle.

Claire McNeil was fourth in the 500-freestyle.

Pinard was fifth in the 100-butterfly.

Madera was fifth in the 50-freestyle.

Shelton 102, Branford 42

Morgan Bucherati, Amanda Madera, Kayla Bretan and Greta Parkes won the 200-medley relay in 2:11.74 to dive the Gaelettes the lead. Mary Pavliouk, Marisa Savino, Emily Zaleski and Stephanie Pinard were second and Shelton led 12-2.

Bretan went on to take first in the 50-freestyle and 100-backstroke.

Tara Mladsi, Claire McNeil and Kaelyn Miklus took second, third and fourth in the 200-freestyle.

Morgan Bucherati was second and Madera third in the 200 IM.

Bretan was first in 27.29 and Ella Cristiano second in 30.33 in the 50-freestyle. Sanjana Jain was fourth.

Mladsi (1:15.28), Zaleski (121.80) and Jain (127.41) swept the 100-butterfly.

Parkes swam a 1:00.26 to take first in the 100-freestyle. Bucherati was third and Julia Kmiec fourth to bolster the advantage to 53-21.

Cristiano was meet best in the 500-freestyle, touching the wall in 6:48.35. Pinard placed second and McNeil third.

Shelton added the 200-freestyle relay to its lists of firsts when Bretan, Parkes, Morgan Bucherati and Mladsi won in 1:50.77.

Bretan (1:15.80), Pavliouk and Megan Bucherati took the top three spots in the 100-backstroke.

Morgan Bucherati, Cristiano, Megan Bucherati and Jain placed second in the 400-freestyle relay.

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