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|Boys give it their best|
|Written by Denise Buckley|
|Monday, 21 February 2011 17:44|
The Duxbury boysâ€™ swim team spent Saturday at Harvardâ€™s Blodgett Pool with seven swimmers competing at the Division II States.Â This marked the last meet of the Dragons undefeated season and the last high school meet for senior co-captain Barry Su.Â |
The Dragons started the meet off in fine form with the team of Ian Wilson, Barry and Arthur Su, and Mike Connolly taking tenth-place in the 200-yard medley relay. Connolly led the team at States and was the only swimmer to score points in an individual event. He swam a season-low 1:51.87 in the 200-yard freestyle event, taking 10th place.Â Also swimming his best time in that event, was Arthur Su, who finished in 16th.
The 200-yard individual medley saw three Dragons compete.Â The top swimmer for Duxbury was Stephen Tonaszuck, who tied for 20th with a time of 2:09.54.Â Right behind him was Wilson, who cruised to a season-low 2:10.06 for 22nd place. Barry Su, finishing in 29th, would later return to the pool as the sole Dragon in the 100-yard butterfly. He took 21st with a season-low time of 58.19.
The 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard breaststroke events also had only one Dragon compete. Wilson would finish 22nd in the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.46 and Arthur Su, swimming the 100 breast, took 21st with at best time of 1:06.18.
Tonaszuck just missed scoring points in the 500-yard freestyle event.Â He swam a 5:08.90, breaking the 5:10 mark for the first time this season and finishing in 13th place, while Connolly took 16th.Â
The 400-yard freestyle relay team also scored points for the Dragons.Â Participating in the last event of the meet were Connolly, Wilson, Arthur Su and Tonaszuck, who coasted to 12th place in a time of 3:27.76.Â
The team finished in 28th place overall.