Barnstable Swim Teams Lap St. John Paul II Lions in Sunday Meet

WEST BARNSTABLE – The loaded Barnstable High School swim teams wasted little time yesterday afternoon dispatching the fledgling St. John Paul II Lions at the YMCA.

The Red Raider girls won 71-60, followed by the boys’ victory over the Lions, 66-46.

Barnstable High School senior Olivia Brodt turned in numerous fine performances Sunday in her team's win over St. John Paul II. Sean Walsh/capecod.com sports

Barnstable High School senior Olivia Brodt turned in numerous fine performances Sunday in her team’s win over St. John Paul II.
Sean Walsh/capecod.com sports

Granted, the St. John Paul II squad was somewhat depleted in this rare Sunday afternoon affair, and a handful of Lions’ swimmers did turn in some key performances.

The St. John Paul II  200-yard intermediate relay team – comprised of Sarah Dorman, Emily Bean, Kerry Bresnahan and Gabrielle Vaillancourt — came in second place while Bresnahan won both the 200-yard intermediate individual and the 500-yard freestyle.

Bean took home first-place honors in the 100-yard breast stroke.

“She had an amazing race,” Lions head coach Jena Brown said. “She has worked hard for that breast stroke and it showed today.”

Lions’ boys’ team stalwart Chris Bresnahan took second place in the 200-yard intermediate and won the 100-yard butterfly as well.

“Barnstable has fast swimmers and they make ours swim better,” Brown said. “Both teams get along well and make sure to cheer each other on for each race… great sportsmanship all around.”

The Red Raider girls were led by Molly Autery in the 200-yard freestyle with her second best time of year and she was immediately followed by senior Olivia Brodt and Kimbal O’Malley as the trio took first, second and third place, respectively. O’Malley also turned in a personal best in the race.

Barnstable’s Picabo Miskiv took second place in the 200-yard individual medley and whittled an amazing four seconds off her best personal time in the race.

Emma Hudson took fourth place in the 200-yard intermediate medley with her best time this year and Barnstable swept the 100-yard butterfly with Hannah  Geoffrion taking first place, Grace Kilroy in second and Nicole Dardia in third. Kilroy’s time in that event was an all-time personal best.

Hannah Lancaster took second place in the 500-yard freestyle, besting her time by an inordinate 18 seconds while Brodt had her second best time of the year taking third place and Alex Mackey in fourth place with her best time of the year. Kylie Sheehan swam the 100-yard backstroke in 113.34 and took first place with Issy Woods close behind in second place.

St. John Paul II swimmer Simon Zhang, an international foreign exchange student and a junior at the school, gives his best effort Sunday afternoon at the West Barnstable YMCA versus Barnstable. Sean Walsh/capecod.com sports

St. John Paul II swimmer Simon Zhang, an international foreign exchange student and a junior at the school, gives his best effort Sunday afternoon at the West Barnstable YMCA versus Barnstable.
Sean Walsh/capecod.com sports

The Red Raider boys’ team swept the Lions in the 200-yard freestyle with Jacob Potts, David Palmer and Denver Bergamin taking first, second and third place, respectively.

Barnstable also took first, second and third place in the 50-freestyle with Griffin Beels first, Ben Falacci taking second and Tim DeCosta grabbing third.  In the 100-yard fly event, Stephen Yezukevicz took second place, Ben Ahajjam took third and Jacob Potts took fourth, with Yezukevicz and Potts having their best times of the season in that event.

Liam Russo took first place in the 500-yard freestyle and finished just shy of qualifying for sectionals.Mitch Langfield was first place in the 100-yard breaststroke, turning in his personal best along with DeCosta and Ethan Williams in the same event.

The Barnstable girls’ swim team is now 4-1 while St. John Paul II’s girls fall to 2-5. The Barnstable boys’ swim team is now 3-2 and the St. John Paul II Lions are now 1-5.

Sean Walsh is the sports editor for www.capecod.com. His email is [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm

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