Darien talent coming up through ranks of Aquianas synchro
Published 1:03 am, Thursday, May 6, 2010
At the East Zone Intermediate and Age Group Invitational, hosted recently by the New Canaan YMCA, several Darien swimmers took home medals for the Aquianas.
In the 11-12 intermediate group, Darien resident Hannah Vogel won a bronze for her individual figures and continued her winning ways with a gold medal for her trio with Lizzie Kupersmith and Jasmine Kitahara. Vogel, competing with team members Kitahara, Kupersmith, Emily Russell, Amy Greenberg, Lydia Melland and Nicole Rutkowski, went on to win another gold in the 13-15 intermediate team event among a field of seven teams.
In the age group classification, Katie Chidley and Lauren Vogel, both of Darien, teamed up with Eileen Flynn to win a bronze medal for their trio in the 10-and-under group. The full 10-and-under team of Chidley, Vogel, Flynn, Katherine Connolly, Maleika Stewart and Emmanuella Tchakmakjian placed second with their routine.
In the 11-12 age group, Darien residents Alice Chidley and Camilla Kline took home a silver medal for their trio with Ashley Evans. Chidley went on to win a bronze for figures and a gold for her duet with Emma Flynn in a field of 10 duets. The 11-12 team of Chidley, Evans, Flynn, Katie Farrell, Annabel Hendrick, Natalia Londono, Sierra Rojas-Thomas and Teresa Salamone won a silver for their routine swim with a score of 52.487, narrowly missing first place to the ANA Synchers, who scored 53.112.
Yet another Darien resident, Emily Roney, excelled in the 13-15 age group, winning a gold for her solo, with a score of 54.326, and placing third in figures. Roney and Alexandra Lin also achieved a silver medal in 13-15 AG duet. The next meet for the Aquianas will be at home over the weekend of May 21, as New Canaan hosts the Regional Championship.