Strong Showing for Young Avenger Swim Team

by | Mar 5, 2020

Nick Brita scored 24 points for EG at States. Photo by Kathy Smith

Above: Robert Sprague, Henry Frazer, Justin Chen, CJ Perrone, Anthony Morganti, Vincent Brita, and Owen Thibideau.

Rocky Hill CDS Swimmer Also Makes Big Splash

The EG Girls and Boys Swim teams competed in States last weekend, with the Girls placing 7th overall and the Boys placing 17th. 

Grace Sheridan finished in the top eight in both her races: the 50 and 100 freestyle. Natalia Oganesian placed in the top eight in the 200 free. Both are juniors.

“It’s one thing to qualify to go [to States]. It’s another thing to be able to score points for the team,” said Coach Gina Hand. 

For the Boys, Nick Brita, a sophomore, placed in the top eight in both of the 200 and 500 freestyle. 

With only one senior on the Girls team this year, Ana Karabots, there’s a lot of experience that will be returning next year. The Boys will be losing Anthony Morganti, Justin Chen, and CJ Perrone. 

“They’ve all been contributors,” said Hand of the seniors. 

Overall, she said, “the kids did their best. They swam their hardest. They were in Division 1 all year, competing against the strongest swimmers in the state. Coach David Evans and myself were just really proud of them.”


RHCDS swimmer Cortlandt Meyerson with his dad.

Meanwhile, Cortlandt Meyerson, a senior, made a small but mighty team  for Rocky Hill Country Day School at both States and Regionals.  On Saturday, Cortland came 3rd in the 50 yard freestyle (personal record of 21.66 seconds), as well as 5th in the 100 yard freestyle at States. Cortland’s impressive 30-point haul in the two races meant he single-handedly moved Rocky Hill past 10 competing Rhode Island high school teams into 18th place.

On Sunday, Cortland competed at the Southeast New England YMCA Swimming Championships at Boston University, where he came 1st in the 50 yard freestyle, 2nd in the 100 yard freestyle, 2nd in the 200 yard freestyle relay, and 2nd in the 400 yard freestyle relay.

More pictures of the Avengers Girls Swim team:

EG swimmers Jessika Finger and Genevieve Cava in between events at States. Photo by Kathy Smith

Junior Grace Sheridan scored 25 points at States, the most for the EG Girls team. (Photo by Kathy Smith from an earlier meet.)

Freshman Jessika Finger was one of EG Girls’ nine swimmers at States. (Photo by Kathy Smith from an earlier meet.)


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