Plainville boys swimming falls to Berlin but records 23 personal-best times

Published on Friday, 10 February 2017 20:50


PLAINVILLE - The end of the Plainville boys swim team’s schedule has been nothing short of challenging.

It was not different Friday afternoon as the Blue Devils were handed a 96-79 loss by Berlin.

But once again, as it has been most of the season, it has been more about the individual performances within the meet than the actual overall team score itself in preparation for the state meet.

Against the Redcoats, Plainville finished the day with 23 best time amongst its swimmers, just three times shy of a season-best 26 set on Tuesday against the Platt/Maloney co-op. Marcos Gutierrez led the team in best times with three, doing so in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles.

Other to do well included Lorenzo Samperi, who qualified for states in the 100 butterfly. The senior came away with second place in the event and in the 200 IM as well. His teammate Isaiah Bandle took second place in two events as well in the 200 and 500 freestyles.

Josh Donaghy lowered his two state qualifying times as the Plainville swimmer did well in the 200 and 500 freestyles also.

“We swam against one of the toughest teams we face all year,” Blue Devils head coach Chris Zagorksi said. “I thought the kids came out and swam well and competed hard. We knew we had some tough meets to end the season with.”

Plainville is now 3-7 on the season.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, General Sports, Plainville on Friday, 10 February 2017 20:50. Updated: Friday, 10 February 2017 20:53.