Stinehart leads WHS state swimmers

Westfield’s Jimmy Stinehart competes during the regular season. Stinehart provided numerous bright spots for the team at the state championships late Sunday night at Harvard University. (Photo by chief photographer Frederick Gore)

CAMBRIDGE – Westfield High School boys’ swimmer Jimmy Stinehart had a solid outing at the state’s Division I boys’ swimming and diving championships late Sunday.
Stinehart not only cracked the top 10 in two individual events – 500 freestyle (6th, 22.30) and 100 free (8th, 49.34) –  but also helped fuel the Bombers’ fifth place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:42.41) with Matt Jacobson, Matt LaBombard, and John Dolan and 10th place standing in the 400 free relay (3:23.37) with Tim Kwarcinski, LaBombard, and Dolan.
Kwarcinski went on to have the team’s highest finish of the day, placing fourth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:59.90. LaBombard was eight in the 100 fly (55.27).
The Bombers placed ninth with 103 points. St. John’s Prep was first with 374.

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