Local roundup: Waterford's Langley wins Class S title in 100 butterfly
Middletown - Waterford High School's Asia Langley won the 100-yard butterfly during Wednesday night's CIAC Class S swimming championship meet at Wesleyan University.
Langley, a junior, finished in 58.16 seconds. She also placed second in the 50 free (24.80) behind Lauralton Hall's Kaitlyn Joy (24.43) as the Lancers finished 10th in the team standings with 227 points. Weston won the meet with 805.
Langley was part of two Waterford relay teams which also placed. She teamed with Mieka Gathy, Caitlin Henderson and Emily Pepin to place fifth in the 200 medley relay (1:57.20), then joined Pepin, Catherine Ward and Gathy to finish eighth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:50.10).
In other state action:
• East Lyme finished fourth in the Class M meet at Southern Connecticut State University. The Vikings had 460 points while Pomperaug won the team title with 666 points.
The top individual swim for East Lyme was by Ugne Kirvelevicius, who placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.51. In addition, Gretchen Stelter and Emma Magna were seventh (25.94) and eighth (25.99), respectively, in the 50 freestyle, Magna was seventh in the 100 free (55.73) and Tori Poole was eighth in the 100 butterfly (1:02.23).
The Vikings also placed in all three relay events with the 400 free relay team of Magna, Madeline Panlilio, Pole and Melinda Wei placing fifth (3:51.92); the 200 medley relay team of Meghan Volberg, Kirvelevicius, Poole and Stelter placing sixth (1:56.80); and the 200 free relay team of Magna, Wei, Kirvelevicius and Stelter placing seventh (1:45.30).
Previously, East Lyme's Caroline Gonsalves won the 1-meter diving competition (391.25 points) with Annie Marie Durham finishing third (335.20), Hanna Suarez fourth (309.20) and Jazzy Bazinet sixth (292.05).
• Eastern Connecticut Conference champion Ledyard will seek in a berth in the Class L state final tonight when the No. 4 Colonels face top-seeded Farmington in a semifinal match at New Britain at 5 p.m.
The winner will play either No. 2 RHAM or No. 6 Bristol Eastern in the final Saturday at Berlin High School at 4 p.m.
• Ledyard senior Ari Fustini was one of four ECC players selected to play in the Connecticut High School Coaches' Association Senior All-Star game on Monday at 7 p.m. at Maloney High School in Meriden.
Fustini will be joined on the Blue team by East Lyme's Jenna Schumacher and Lyman Memorial's Michelle Valliere, while Woodstock Academy's Sarah Swenson will play for the Red team.
• All-session ticket packages for the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship at Mohegan Sun Arena (March 7-10) will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via all Ticketmaster outlets.
All 10 AAC teams will play in the tournament, including reigning NCAA champion UConn, the current No. 1 team in the country, and last year's national runnerup Louisville.
Package tickets to all nine games are $99 each, discounted by nearly one third of the face value.
Ticket offices at all 10 American institutions will have all-session packages available, as will the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office, starting Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tickets can also be acquired by phone or online. To purchase via phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Both the Mohegan Sun website (www.mohegansun.com) and Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) will have packages available for online purchase.
• Emmanuel College's Christine Durkee, a junior from Salem and East Lyme High School, was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Sportsmanship team.
Durkee, a defensive specialist and team captain, helped lead the Saints to a 23-13 record and a berth in the GNAC tourney finals. She has 225 digs and 50 aces for Emmanuel, which was played Endicott in the opening round of the ECAC New England Division III tournament Wednesday night.
• Connecticut College sophomore outside hitter Caroline Martin was named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference volleyball second team.
Martin led the Camels (15-12) to their ninth consecutive winning season, averaging 3.29 kills, 2.82 digs and .5 aces per set.
She buried 263 kills to rank 10th in the conference and was 11th in the NESCAC with 37 service aces.
• Conn College senior back Andrea Hoisington was named to the All-NESCAC field hockey team for the second straight season. Hoisington handled the most challenging defensive assignments for the Camels.
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