Local roundup: Coast Guard finishes second at New England Duals
Providence — The Coast Guard Academy wrestling team had its seven-match winning streak stopped by host Johnson & Wales at the New England Wrestling Association Dual Championships on Sunday.
No. 2 Johnson & Wales beat No. 23 Coast Guard 31-9 in the final. Coast Guard (7-2) also lost to Johnson & Wales 22-15 on Dec. 7. The Bears started the day with a 29-10 win over Western New England in the quarterfinals and beat Roger Williams 25-13 in the semifinals.
Nick Remke (165 pounds), AJ Aeberli (174) and Paul Detwiler (187) picked up wins for the Bears against Johnson & Wales. Aeberli and Detwiler each went 3-0 and Kenji Beato (133), Jon Wagner (197) and Remke each won twice. Heavyweight Patrick Irwin, Beato and Wagner had pins.
H.S. boys' indoor track
• Ledyard's 4x200-meter relay finished first at the Haddam-Killingworth Invitational on Friday night. The team of James Smith, Travon Brown, Robbie Petriel and Jahmik Devone won with a time of 1:35.29. Ledyard finished sixth with 32 points. Smith was also second in the 55 dash (6.68), Harold Phillips was third in the 55 hurdles (8.62), Mason Bickham was sixth in the shot put (38-6) and Brown was seventh in the 55 dash (6.89).
H.S. girls' indoor track
• Ledyard's Olivia Crawford won the 55 hurdles at the Haddam-Killingworth Invitational on Friday night with a time of 9.40. Ledyard was 10th with 21 points. The Colonels got a fourth-place finish from Nadia Helme in the 55 dash (7.79) and a sixth-place finish in the 3200 from Katelyn English (13:02.86).
• No. 16 Coast Guard set four pool records in a 183-117 win over Merchant Marine at Roland Pool on Saturday. The records were set by the 200 medley team of Patrick Jackson, Chasse Sodemann, Tyler Dominick and Joe Rodriguez (1:33.73), Eric Fuhs in the 100 breaststroke (57.55), Rodriguez in the 50 freestyle (20.56) and the 200 freestyle relay team of Daniel Jenkins, Jack Stone, Dominick and Rodriguez (1:24.78).
Coast Guard's Taylor Rowe and Devin McClure were double winners and teammates Christian Lower and Jackson also won events. Rowe won the 1000 freestyle (9:51.55) and 500 freestyle (4:46.18) and McClure won the 200 freestyle (1:43.55) and 200 backstroke (1:54.00).
• Coast Guard beat Merchant Marine 213-85 on Saturday. The Bears 200 medley relay team of Sophia Furigay, Sarah Passilla, Emily Benson, and Kristen Durham-Young set a Roland Pool record with their winning time of 1:52.93. Josie McGuire, Furigay, Durham-Young and Passilla won two events each.
McGuire won the 100 freestyle (10:37.50) and 500 freestyle (5:17.46), Furigay won the 100 backstroke (1:00.37) and 200 backstroke (2:08.77), Durham-Young won the 50 freestyle (24.76) and 100 butterfly (59.28) and Passilla won the 100 freestyle (54.84) and 200 individual relay (2:14.94). Ashley Fuller and Benson also won events for Coast Guard along with the 200 freestyle relay team of McGuire, Furigay, Benson and Durham-Youn (1:40.26).
Men's indoor track
• Coast Guard's Ben Zarlengo broke the school record in the weight throw on Saturday at the Wheaton Invitational, winning with a throw of 18.36 meters. The throw also qualified him for the NCAA Division III championships. The Bears also got first-place finishes from Josiah Davis in the mile run (4:22.09), James Duren in the 400 (51.55), Andre Gallant in the 3000 (8:51.11) and the top-ranked 4x800 team of Davis, Matthew Kerst, Sydney Johnson and Benjamin Taminger (8:05.84).
Scond-place finishes went to Duren in the 60 (7.18), Colton Atkinson in the 3000 (8:52.57) and Geoffrey DeLorie in the heptathlon (3:03.85). Matthew Doyle was third in the 3000 (9:02.57) and Adam Jibril-Barnes was sixth in the 60 hurdles (9.00).
Women's indoor track
• Coast Guard's Leilani Salang won a pair of events at the Wheaton Invitational on Saturday. Salang won the shot with a put of 11.20 meters and the weight throw at 14.86 meters. Anita Green also won an event for the Bears, taking the 800 in a time of 2:23.66. Olivia Suski was second in the 5000 (18:32.84) and Kristen Carson was third (18:47.65).
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