Swim Starts Season with a Win

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Mystic Valley Swimmers Defeat Nashua North To Open 2012-2013 Season


The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School’s swimmers kicked off the 2012-2013 season by defeating Nashua High School North (NH) 101-67 at the Bayrd Natatorium in Malden. The Eagles have now won back-to-back meets against Nashua North, one of the perennial contenders in New Hampshire’s State Championship Meet and a school with more students in grades 9-12 than the entire K-12 program at Mystic Valley. The results demonstrate that this year’s young Mystic Valley team (only two seniors and two juniors) is ready to compete at an extremely high level.


Mystic Valley’s advantage in depth was apparent from the start of the meet, as the Eagles placed first and third in the 200 Medley Relay, jumping out to an early lead that they never relinquished. The Medley Relay team of Christian Kinnon (freshman), Ryan Kinnon (8th grade), Michael Leung (8th grade), and Kenneth Antonucci (freshman) led the charge, winning the event and earning eight points for Mystic Valley. With their time of 1:54.34, this team qualified to swim the Medley Relay at Sectionals. Bridgett Tully (freshman), Ava Asai-Sarris (sophomore), Colleen McGlynn (freshman), and Caroline Williams (freshman) earned an important two points by edging Nashua for third place.


The Eagles’ relay teams took two of the top three spots in both the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relay events. In the 200 Freestyle Relay, Christian Kinnon, Damir Durakovic (freshman), Nick Antonucci (sophomore), and Robby DeSantis (senior) placed second with a time of 1:39.72. Their teammates Ben Lieu (junior), Kenneth Antonucci, Maaya Alagappan (junior), and Leung finished right behind them with a 1:49.74.


In the 400 Freestyle Relay, the team of DeSantis, Alagappan, Durakovic, and Nick Antonucci earned first place. Elizabeth Callahan (freshman), Caroline Williams, Emily Williams (junior), and Lieu placed second. Overall, the Eagles outscored the Titans by a score of 28-14 on relay events.


Mystic Valley swimmers also turned in a number of strong individual performances. Caroline Williams turned in an impressive early-season time 27.53 in the 50 Freestyle, qualifying to swim the event at Sectionals.


The 1-0 Eagles host Shawsheen on Wednesday and will travel to Greater Lawrence Tech on Friday.


Meet Results and Top Finishes


Event                                    First Place                           Second Place                     Third Place        


200 Medley Relay            Christian Kinnon               Nashua                                Bridgett Tully

                                                Ryan Kinnon                                                                       Ava Asai-Sarris

                                                Michael Leung                                                                   Colleen McGlynn

                                                Kenneth Antonucci                                                         Caroline Williams


200 Freestyle                     Nashua                                 Damir Durakovic               Nashua


200 IM                                  Christian Kinnon               Michael Leung                   Nashua


50 Freestyle                       Nashua                                 Robby DeSantis                                Kenneth Antonucci


100 Butterfly                      Nashua                                 Michael Leung                   Caroline Williams


100 Freestyle                     Nick Antonucci                  Kenneth Antonucci         Nashua


500 Freestyle                     Nashua                                 Robby DeSantis                                Nashua


200 Freestyle Relay        Nashua                                 Christian Kinnon               Ben Lieu

                                                                                                Damir Durakovic               Kenneth Antonucci

                                                                                                Nick Antonucci                  Maaya Alagappan

                                                                                                Robby DeSantis                                Michael Leung


100 Backstroke                  Christian Kinnon               Nashua                                 Ben Lieu


100 Breaststroke              Nashua                                 Nick Antonucci                  Ryan Kinnon


400 Freestyle Relay        Robby DeSantis                                Elizabeth Callahan            Nashua

                                                Maaya Alagappan            Caroline Williams             

                                                Damir Durakovic               Emily Williams                   

                                                Nick Antonucci                  Ben Lieu

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