WESTFIELD – This year’s Westfield Bombers’ swim team exploded onto the scene with splashing results Friday against visiting Easthampton.
Westfield 134, Easthampton 31
Westfield claimed first-place in every single race, and swept several events.
Nick Rosso won the 200 freestyle relay (2:02.18), 100 breaststroke (1:11.23), and partnered up with Matt Morash, Adrian Orszulak, and Matt Rowbotham to win the 200 free relay (4:06.67) to lead help lead Westfield in its season opener.
Tommy Russell also won two individual events – the 200 individual medley (2:11.27) and 500 freestyle (5:15.62) – as did Cole Viamari (100 butterfly, 1:03.78; 100 backstroke, 1:07.55).
Viamari combined efforts with Mat Hancharonak, Patrick Lurgio, and Connor Johnson-Corwin to finish first in the 200 free relay (1:53.80)
Johnson-Corwin was also part of the winning 200 medley relay team with Jack Beaulieu, Matt Morash, and Gabe Centeno (2:03.76).
Patrick Lurgio won the 50 free,(25.36), Morash claimed victory in the 100 freestyle (55.17), and Kevin Hayes topped all divers (147.75).
“It was a very good meet for the girls to lead off the season … a great start for both teams,” Westfield coach Tom Lewis said.
Westfield 124, Easthampton 62
Emilie Pease (100 butterfly, 1:08.31; 100 breaststroke, 1:20.75) and Alexis Bradley (100 freestyle, 1:01.66; 100 backstroke, 1:08.61) each won two events to lead Westfield (1-0).
Pease was also one of four swimmers (Casey Sturmer, Rachel Charette, and Sara Russell being the others) teaming together to capture gold in the 200 medley relay (2:04.93).
Russell won the 50 free (28:26) and also teamed up with Lizzie Fraser, Lauren Jablonski, and Charette to win the 400 free relay (4:19.13). Westfield’s 200 freestyle relay team (Charette, Sturmer, Shoemaker, Kaitlyn Moran) also claimed first in 1:58.56.
Claudia Tosi was the top diver with 187.35 points for Westfield. Bombers’ Emily Langlois finished first in the 500 freestyle (5:51.91).
diving Claudia Tulsey (187.35 points).
NOTES: In other sporting events Friday, the Gateway High School girls’ basketball team hosted Hopkins Academy. Despite it being opening night, Hopkins appeared to have a good handle of things, racing out to a 21-1 first-quarter lead … Southwick’s indoor track team opened against Hampshire and South Hadley at Smith College in Northampton.