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Warriors conclude successful season

Published 10:49 am, Monday, August 25, 2014

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  • The Tokeneke Club Warriors swim and dive team concluded a successful competitive season. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / Darien News
    The Tokeneke Club Warriors swim and dive team concluded a successful competitive season. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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The Tokeneke Club Warriors' swim and dive teams led spirited fights in the summer season.

The Tokeneke Warriors, of Darien, who moved up to Division 2 in 2013, participated in 10 meets, the most noteworthy of which was the July 11 one against the New Canaan Field Club.

The meet began in the diving well, with strong performances from Kristin Kennedy, Nina Ahl and Annika Svedlund, who took second, third and fourth place, respectively, in the girls 10 and under segment. John Osborn took second place in the boys 10 and under and Chase and Tate Hanson took first and second, respectively, in the 12 and under. In the girls 12 and under, Noelle Kennedy, Arden Anderson and Peyton Rooney took second, third and fourth place, respectively. Charlotte Calderwood took third place outside of her age bracket in 14 and under.

Although unable to attend, Lizzie Fitzpatrick earned a first place at every other meet, and helped set the team record for the Warriors.

In swimming, it was a close meet, bolstered by strong support from the 8 and under and 10 and under sets. Although Tokeneke did not emerge victorious, the Warriors' placed first, second or third in 46 of 60 events.

The boys' 200-medley relay team of Morgan Kennedy, Sam Arrix and brothers Brennan and Jamison Moore came in first with a collective total time of 2:45:85.

"At the end of the day, swimming in the summer leagues is not about what place you get," Warriors coach Bryan Stinchfield said, "Of course we want to win, but it's about the great team atmosphere, where the kids are all cheering each other on. As a coach, what I find particularly rewarding is to see kids, such as Grayson Ahl, Liz Ferguson, Lizzie Fitzpatrick, Leigh Harrison, Jay Jacobs, Sabrina McDonnell and Peter Trismen start swimming at age 5 or 6, and then watch them progress and continue through high school."

Among the other results were:

Butterfly

Girls

The 8 and under set dominated, with Bridget Moore earning first place, Annabell Adams second and Annika Mengwall third.

For the 10 and under, Kristin Kennedy took third place.

Arden Anderson was third for the 12 and under group, Regan Keady came in first for the 14 and under and Elizabeth Ferguson took third in 17 and under.

Boys

Ryan McIntire earned a third place in 8 and under and Brennan Moore took first and Stahl second in 10 and under. Jamison Moore took second and Grant Goodrick third in 12 and under.

Sam Arrix came in second and Sebastian Mengwall third in 14 and under. Peter Trismen was second, followed by Morgan Kennedy in 17 and under.

Breaststroke

Girls

Annika Mengwall came in first, followed by Lee Sharp in 8 and under. Kristin Kennedy was first, followed by Nina Ahl in third in 10 and under. Ridgely Gargano was first, followed by Noelle Kennedy third in 12 and under. Allie Truwit was first, followed by Regan Keady in 14 and under. Leigh Harrison was first, followed by Elizabeth Ferguson in third in 17 and under.

Boys

Teddy Gargano was second, followed by Harry Rooney in third in 8 and under. Brennan Moore was first, followed by Cameron Hagey in third in 10 and under. Jamison Moore was first, followed by Tate Hanson in third in 12 and under. Sam Arrix was second, followed by Rowan Hagey in third in 14 and under. Peter Mahony was second in 14 and under and Morgan Kennedy was third in 17 and under.

Backstroke

Girls

Bridget Moore was first, followed by Annabell Adams in third in 8 and under. Charlotte Calderwood was second in 10 and under. Arden Anderson was second, followed by Annelise Finn in third in 12 and under. Ali Truwit was first, followed by Caroline Strom in second in 14 and under. Leigh Harrison was first, followed by Claire Hannigan in third in 17 and under.

Boys

Ryan McIntire was third in 8 and under. Cameron Hagey was second, followed by Jack Kelley in third in 10 and under. Cole Hanson and Grant Goodrick were second and third, respectively, in 12 and under. Alex Galik was second in 14 and under. Peter Trismen was first, followed by Peter Mahony in third in 17 and under.

Freestyle

Girls

Bridget Moore and Annabell Adams were first and second, respectively, in 8 and under. Ridgely Gargano was second in 12 and under. Allie Truwitt was first in 14 and under and Elizabeth Ferguson was third in 17 and under.

Boys

Cameron Hagey was first, followed by George Foster in second in 10 and under. Cole Hanson was first, followed by Grant Goodrick in third in 12 and under. Cole Anderson was third in 14 and under. Peter Mahony was second, followed by Rowan Hagey in third in 17 and under.

"We have a great collection of enthusiastic swimmers," Stinchfield said. "Our goal is to continue to cultivate a cohesive team each summer from an array of ages and swim levels.

"What we saw at the New Canaan meet was our team working together and not giving up. Some of these guys are year-round swimmers, while others are not. Either way, if we can inspire a passion for the sport, a sense of camaraderie, and a spirit of fun, then we have won."