Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern girls swimming showcase progress, time well in final meet of season

Published on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 20:57


BRISTOL - The girls swimming and diving season came to a close Tuesday as Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern met at the Dennis Malone Aquatics Center to post their results for the CCC postseason.

While the postseason was organized to have two teams swim against each other at the same pool this was not a dual meet as the times from across the conference will be compiled to post the final leaderboard. Had the meet been scored officially, the Rams would have left with a 111-75 victory led by multiple leading performances from Katelyn Holleran, Christina Tomcak and Camille Attle.

“I think we did pretty good,” Central head coach Adrienne Bentley said. “We had a lot of best times. Katelyn did really well in the backstroke and in the IM. She really wanted to get a best time there in both of those and she did.”

Holleran posted the fastest time in both the 200 individual medley (2:40.56) and the 100 backstroke (1:13.73) and led sweeps for the Rams in both events. She touched the wall more than 46 seconds before the second place finisher in the medley while finishing with a three-point cushion in the backstroke.

Tomcak was a dual-threat in the pool today excelling at both swimming and diving. She opened the meet with an 11-point win on the diving board with a score of 180.1 before squeaking out the best time in the 50-yard freestyle (28.58), finishing just three tenths of a second before Eastern’s Katelynn Reay.

“I’m really proud of the team,” Reay said. “We got a lot of best times by dropping a second or three seconds, which is really good.”

One hundred yards was the distance of choice for Attle, whose top finishes came in the freestyle and breaststroke of that distance.

The Lancers finished first in four events at the meet with both individual performances coming from Taylor Demarest who posted a time 2:02.32 in the 200 freestyle, which was 21 seconds ahead of anyone else. She then went on to win the 500 freestyle by a minute and 20 seconds (5:33.20).

“I think we did great overall,” Eastern head coach Alyson Phelan said. “I made it a challenge to the girls to see how their progress was made over the season and see if they could do one better at this meet and they did.”

Eastern’s two best relay finishes came in the 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays with times of 2:06.46 and 4:42.76, respectively.

None of these results will have meaning until next week as the deadline to submit scores to the CCC is this Friday, but swimmers posted personal best times throughout the meet.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 20:57. Updated: Tuesday, 10 November 2020 20:59.