Bristol Eastern's Brianna Ogonowski breaks school mark while qualifying for State Open

Published on Friday, 17 November 2017 22:37


Bristol Eastern’s Brianna Ogonowski is the only swimmer from the city’s three schools to have qualified for the State Open meet at Yale on Saturday.

She did do while setting a school record in the 100 breaststroke during the Class L state championships on Wednesday night at Wesleyan University, with a time of 1:07.93.

While officially placing 17th in Class L because she had qualified for the “C” heat and could place no higher, her time was actually the fourth best at the class meet - and she would have placed third overall had she been in the “A” heat.

With her time at the Class L meet, Ogonowski enters the State Open seeded 12th in the event.

Competition is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Yale University’s Kiphuth Exhibition Pool in New Haven.

Lancers diver Zoe DiChello already competed in the State Open diving competition on Thursday night at Middletown High School, placing 22nd with a score of 354.95.

The Lancers placed 11th overall in the Class L meet, with Ogonowski also competing in the 200 IM, in which she placed 24th with a time of 2:24.26.

Also competing for Bristol Eastern were its three top relay teams.

The 400 freestyle relay (Hope Johnsky, Ogonowski, Kay-lin Koh and Julia Michaud) placed 13th in 4:04.68, the 200 medley relay (Chelsea DeMarest, Ogonowski, Michaud and Johnsky) placed 14th in 2:05.58 and the 200 freestyle relay (Johnsky, DeMarest, Noelle Bruce and Koh) placed 17th in 1:56.36.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Eastern, General Sports on Friday, 17 November 2017 22:37. Updated: Friday, 17 November 2017 22:40.