Local roundup: East Lyme's Huang has big day in ECC swimming championships
East Lyme's Ryan Huang won two individual events and was part of two winning relays teams during Saturday's Eastern Connecticut Conference swimming and diving championships.
The meet was held at two different sites — the East Lyme Aquatics Center and UConn Avery Point in Groton — no team scores were kept and results from both sites were combined to decide the individual and relay and place-winners.
Huang captured the 100-yard freestyle in 49.29 seconds and 100 backstroke in 56.02 seconds. He also joined Jay Lin, Hawken Hammen and Eric Wang to capture the 200 medley relay in 1:40.32, then anchored the 400 freestyle relay team of Lin, Powall Wang and Brendan Fant to win in 3:31.16.
Ryan Goolsbey also won two individual events for the Vikings — the 200 freestyle (1:50.23) and 500 freestyle (4:54.27) — while Lin won the 100 butterfly (53.52) and was part of all three winning relay teams, the 200 medley, 400 free and the 200 free team that included Powall Wang, Hammen and Eric Wang in 1:31.59.
Hammen added an individual win for East Lyme in the 50 freestyle (22.75) and Ryan McLaughlin was the 1-meter diving champion with 370.73 points.
Fitch's Ben Chidley was the only non-East Lyme swimmer to win an event. Chidley captured the 200 individual medley in 2:01.60 and 100 breaststroke in 59.69.
Norwich Free Academy was led by Alex Ji, who placed second in the 100 breaststroke and 100 freestyle, while St. Bernard's Ian Gonzalez placed second in the 200 IM and Waterford's Carlos Montoya was second in diving.
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• Mitchell College split a baseball doubleheader with Trinity on Saturday in Hartford. The Mariners (7-4) won the opener 8-2 behind the five-hit pitching of Roland Thivierge (he struck out six over seven innings to improve to 3-0) but lost the second game 6-4. Montville's Jeremy Sagun was 3-for-3 in the first game with a pair of RBIs while Steve Cochrane added two hits and three RBI. Sagun and Hunter Yaworski had two hits apiece in the second game.
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