WHS still unbeaten

Westfield senior Shaylyn Jurczyk, right foreground, leaves the starting platform during the Girls' 200 Freestyle during Friday night's meet with visiting East Longmeadow. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Westfield senior Shaylyn Jurczyk, left foreground, leaves the starting platform during the Girls’ 200 Freestyle during Friday night’s meet with visiting East Longmeadow. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

WESTFIELD – The Westfield High swim program is still the one to beat.
Westfield’s girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving’ teams remain undefeated after handing a pair of losses to division rival East Longmeadow on Friday at Westfield High.The girls rolled 131-51, and the boys won, 110-69.
The girls led off by making a statement on their depth and diversity by taking first and second in the 200-yard medley relay with the teams of Kelsey Johnstone, Erin Lewis, Samantha Dolan and Hannah Ditto; and Kate McCabe, Alison Johnstone, Hope Walsh, and Annie Goyette.
The boys faced serious completion from East Longmeadow, but started off right away by winning the 200-yard medley relay with the team of John Dolan, Jim Stinehart, Tim Kwarcinski, and Slav Ptashuk.
The Westfield girls kept the pressure on by sweeping the 200-yard freestyle with the trio of Lauren Longley, Rachel Charette and Shaylyn Jurczyk. Westfield’s Nick Rosso won the same event among his respective peers.
Erin Lewis and Tim Kwarcinski won the 200 yard individual medley for the Bombers’ girls and boys, respectively. Westfield continued with first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle by Hope Walsh and Jim Stinehart.
In one-meter springboard diving, Westfield’s James Wagner took first place with a Western Mass qualifying score of 155.35. Teammate Richard Jablonski took second.
Jim Stinehart easily won the 100-yard butterfly for the Bombers.
Westfield’s Kate McCabe, Alison Johnstone and Shaylyn Jurczyk racked up another Bomber girls sweep in the 100-yard freestyle, and Jim Stinehart won for the boys.
Not to be outdone, Bombers’ Hope Walsh, Madison Stinehart and Anoushka Sharma swept the 500-yard freestyle. John Dolan followed by winning the boys’ 500 free.
Westfield won both 200-yard freestyle relays with the team of Erin Lewis, Kate McCabe, Rachel Charette and Shaylyn Jurczyk winning for the girls; Jim Stinehart, John Dolan, Tim Kwarcinski and Nicholas Rosso won the boys’ race. Westfield’s Kelsey Johnstone and Liz Gelinas combined to take first and second in the girls 100-yard backstroke. John Dolan won the boys’ 100 backstroke. Bombers’ Erin Lewis and Rachel Charette extended the Westfield lead taking first and second in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Westfield’s Tim Kwarcinski won the race for the boys. The girls capped their strong showing by winning the 400-yard freestyle relay with the team of Kate McCabe, Shyaylyn Jurczyk, Alison Johnstone and Haley Jurczyk.
The Bombers continue their home stand with an upcoming meet against Longmeadow. – Courtesy of Mike Rowbotham

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