WHS sends off seniors in style

The Westfield High School senior girls on "Senior Day."

The Westfield High School senior girls on “Senior Day.”

WESTFIELD – The Westfield High swimming and diving team hosted Amherst Regional in its final home meet of the season Friday.
In keeping with tradition, Westfield recognized all the seniors who would be swimming in their last high school meet at WHS. Westfield will be graduating several talented swimmers from both the girls’ and boys’ teams, including Amanda Circe, Chiara Manfredi, Alison Johnstone, Shaylyn Jurczyk, Maddy Atkocaitis, Hope Walsh, Erin Lewis, Ian Canty, Andrew Kimmet, Roberto Morales, Jim Stinehart, Ian Coddington, Ed McLeavey, Tim Kwarcinski, and John Dolan.
The boys meet was a clash of the titans with arguably the best six male swimmers in Western Mass squaring off (Amherst’s Marc Klepali Ciaran, Dillon Davidson, Alan Tang; John Dolan, Tim Kwarcinski and Jim Stinehart from Westfield).

The WHS senior boys' swimmers on "Senior Day."

The WHS senior boys’ swimmers on “Senior Day.”

Amherst scored big early, upsetting the Bombers in one of their best events – the 200 medley relay. In one of the biggest upsets of the day, Kwarcinski touched out lifelong rival Davidson in the grueling 500 yard freestyle, as well as the 200 yard individual medley. In their closest meet of the season, the Westfield boys edged out Amherst Regional, 96-87.
Senior captains Shaylyn Jurczyk, Erin Lewis, Alison Johnstone and Hope Walsh contributed mightily to the girls 111-74 win by swimming on winning relay teams and scoring in individual events.
Bombers split
NORTHAMPTON – The Westfield girls’ track and field team split last Tuesday’s meet at Smith College with a win over Minnechaug 61-34, and a loss to East Longmeadow, 54-41. The Bombers were missing its star distance runner, Ally Morin, due to injury.
Jessie Pratt led Westfield with a pair of victories. Pratt won the 55 meters (7.86), sweeping both schools. She also won the 300 meters (44.14) against Minnechaug, and claimed second against East Longmeadow.

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