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2016-2017 season

Newington places 14th at Class L Championship meet.
Newington had a great Class L highlighted by swims by Captain Michael Allo and Robert Nagy in their individual events. John Famiglietti made the cut to finals in diving and placed 22nd in Class L. Maks Ugrak and Sean Abrams swam at trials but did not qualify for finals. The 200 Medley relay team of Abrams, Allo, Ugrak and Nagy just missed a team record by .32 seconds. The time was good enough to qualify as the second alternate at the State Open. Unfortunately there were no scratches in the event at the Open. The team performed above expectations and all Class L competitors were a source of pride and achievement for the NHS swimming program  
Class L Finals results
Class L Diving Finals results
Class L trials results

Newington places 4th at CCC West Championship meet.
Newington swam very well at the CCC Championship meet Friday night. Sean Abrams, Michael Allo, Maks Ugrak and Robert Nagy set the tone for the Indians in the first event of the night by posting a 1:47.53 and dropping 2 seconds  for a season best time (SBT) in the  200 Medley relay. Allo had a great meet placing 1st in the 100 breast  and 2nd in the 200 IM with SBT in both events. Ugrak made state auto cuts with a lifetime best time (LBT) and a remarkable 7 second drop in the 200 IM for a 3rd place finish and also had a SBT in the 100 fly and a 2nd place finish for his 2nd auto cut of the evening. Nagy took 2nd in both the 50 free and 100 free with a LBT of 50.86 in the latter. Salvatore Scata dropped 22 seconds in posting a 5:42.10 for a LBT in the 500 free while teammate Sean Vasi also had a LBT in the same event dropping 5 seconds for a 5:49.82. The 200 free relay was highlighted by lead swimmer Joe Olandt dropping a second in his leg of the relay for a LBT at 29.30. Sean Abrams has a LBT in the 100 backby dropping 2 seconds to improve his chances of a consideration cut in the event. Joe Olandt dropped 1 second in the 100 breast for his 2nd LBT of the meet. The 400 free relay of Ugrak, Fote, Allo and Nagy had a SBT  dropping 3.5 seconds. John Famiglietti is the sole diver qualifying for state competition and will be competing on Wednesday 3/8 at Middletown HS. The swimming trials competition is Saturday 3/11 at Kennedy HS
CCC West Championship results

Newington finishes dual meet season with a win over East Catholic 92-87
Newington swam well in the final dual meet of the season to finish with a 4-6-1 record. Captains Michael Allo (200 IM, 100 breast) and Robert Nagy (50 and 100 free) paced the Indians with first place finishes. Newington swept the 200 IM behind Allo,  Salvatore Scata 2nd and Nick Jirku 3rd.  Nagy led the sweep of the 50 free with Maks Ugrak taking 2nd and Vinh Dau 3rd.  Luke Fote took 2nd in the 200 free with Sean Vasi 3rd and Captain Jeremy Rippel 4th.  Ugrak and Dau went 1-2 in the 100 fly while Fote and Vasi went 2-3 in the 500 free in a very close event. Sean Abrams took 2nd in the backstroke.  
Newington has conference championships next.
East Catholic results

Wethersfield tops Newington 94-87
A strong Wethersfield team easily swam past Newington in the final conference meet for both teams. Captain Michael Allo was the only double winner taking first in the 200 IM and 500 free. Allo has a lifetime best in the 500 and dropped 4 seconds in the event. Captain Robert Nagy took 1st in the 50 free for the only other first place finish in an individual event. Nagy also placed 2nd in the 100 free. Maksym Ugrak took second in the 100 fly with a season best time of 59.12. Tyler Coleman rounded out the top finishers with a 2nd place in hte 100 breast. Newington was also able to take first in the 200 free relay behind Sean Abrams, Ugrak, Allo and Nagy posting a season best 1:38 finish.  
Newington wraps up the dual meet season on Tuesday against non conference foe East Catholic,
Wethersfield results

Newington ties Rocky Hill 93-93 on Senior night.
Newington was down 6 points going into the final relay and needed a 1-3 finish to tie visiting Rocky Hill on Senior night. Senior captain Michael Allo swam the final leg of the relay to capture first place by .5 seconds. Junior Captain Robert Nagy was moved to the "B" relay and swam the fastest split of the meet to insure a 3rd place finish and the tie. Nagy took 1st in both his individual events While Maks Ugrak took 1st in the 100 fly and John Famiglietti had a lifetime best in diving taking 1st in the event. Newington also took first in the 200 medley relay. Michael Allo made his auto cut for states in 100 breaststroke.
Rocky Hill results

E.O. Smith comes back to defeat Newington in final event.
Newington swam a great meet and posted great times but came up just short in a tough home loss to E.O. Smith. E.O. Smith trailed by as many as 19 points but battled to put themselves in position to make the final event the deciding race. Newington was touched out by .22 seconds in the 400 free relay and that allowed the visitors to prevail 94-89. Newington dropped nearly 5 seconds off a season best time but it was not quite enough. Robert Nagy was behind over 2 seconds going into the final leg and came up just short. The meet was much closer than the early score indicated. The Indians had a huge advantage in diving and swept the event 13-0 as E.O. Smith had no divers. Michael Allo and Robert Nagy won both of their individual events and John Famiglietti led the divers. Tyler Coleman had a huge win in the 100 breaststroke to set up a showdown in the final relay.  The indians swim another tough meet against Rocky Hill on Tuesday.
E.O.Smith results

Avon tops Indians 99-82
Avon has a very large co-ed team with almost as many girls as boys and this depth advantage was too much for Newington to overcome. The Avon boys alone are fast as Avon took first in all but 3 events. Robert Nagy took 1st in the 50 free by a margin of .04 seconds. Maks Ugrak took 1st in the 100 fly. Vihn Dau was able to take 3rd in the fly by a margin of .07 seconds. After trailing the entire race Michael Allo took advantage of a full extension at the finish to capture 1st by a margin of .3 seconds. Newington battled from start to finish and remained competitive throughout.
Avon results and a best times report for details of the best times.

Newington tops Hartford Public and Bristol Coop on back to back days
Forced to swim back to back meets on Thursday and Friday Newington responded with very good performances in both meets. The difficult training schedule paid dividends as the Indians handled both inter-conference teams. Hartford Public swam a good meet but was at a disadvantage with a very small team. Bristol had a larger team and there were several close races but Newington prevailed with first place finishes in every event.
Hartford Public Results and  Bristol Results. for details

Famiglietti & Allo qualify for states in loss to Berlin
John Famiglietti put together 6 good dives and easily qualified for States with a score of 172.40 and Michael Allo punched his ticket in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.24. Allo just missed the auto time in the 100 breast by .3 seconds with a season best. Diver Sean Abrams is 10 points off the dive qualifying score. Sean is a first year diver who has come a long way in a very short time. Newington had a very good meet overall and scored many best times but Berlin is a very talented and deep group which the Indians could not overcome. Please see results and a best times report for details of the many best times.

Farminton tops Newington in close meet 102-85
Newington was out touched in the 200 Medley relay and 400 relay in a very close meet that eventually went to Farmington. Robert Nagy took top honors in the 50 and 100 free and  Michael Allo placed 1st in the 200 IM and 2nd in the 100 Breaststroke. Diver John Famiglietti was first in the 1 meter event. Maks Ugrak took first in the 100 fly to round out the 1st place finishers. Luke Fote continued to rack up lifetime best times with a 3+ second drop and a 2nd place finish in the 200 free and followed that with a best time in the 100 free and then improving on that time with a lead leg in the 400 free relay. When all was done Fote had improved his 100 free time by more than a second at 57.11. Sean Vasi also had lifetime bests in the 200 free (5.5 second drop) and broke the 6 minute barrier in the 500 free going 5:57.06 in taking 2nd place. Senior captain Jeremy Rippel had a very impressive performance in the 200 IM dropping 5 seconds off his lifetime best and following that with nearly a one second drop in the 100 breast. Milestones were achieved in the 50 free with Pedro Sabino and Eric Tran breaking the 30 second barrier while Joseph Olandt dropped nearly a second in the same event. Sabino also dropped 2.5 seconds in the 100 free. While Vasi was setting a new personal mark in the 500 free Nick Jirku was dropping nearly a minute to take 3rd place. Patrick Juvencio was not to be left behinf as he swam a personal best in the 500 dropping 5+ seconds. Nick Goegel had a 1 point improvement in diving and a .08 sec drop in the 100 back. Sean Abrams made his diving debut picking up key points in the 1 meter event. Next up on 1/17 is E. Catholic at home at 3:45 pm start

Newington Falls to Conard in a competitive meet 99-85.
Newington fell behind 12-2 after the first event and was unable to catch Conard in a meet which had several close finishes.
Captain Michael Allo was touched out in the 200 free in taking 2nd place. Luke Fote improved his time in the same event by just under 4 seconds to take 4th.
Maks Ugrak touched out the Conard swimmer by .07 seconds in the 200 IM to capture the Indians first win of the meet.
Captain Robert Nagy continued to be the top sprinter for Newington with a win in the 50 free.
Jacob Mermelstein placed 2nd in diving .20 points behind the diver from Conard. John Famiglietti continued to close in on the auto cut of 160 points with a score of 150.50.
Ugrak placed first in the 100 fly for his second win of the meet while Salvatore Scata continued to improve with a best time in the same event.
Nagy took first in the 100 free while Fote continued to have a great meet in dropping over a second in the event.
Despite the first place finishes Conard had built a 16 point lead going into the 500 free. Sean Vasi placed 3rd by dropping over 6 seconds for a personal best but the 1-2 finish by Conard increased the lead to 22.
A 1-3 finish by the guest team in the 200 free relay put the meet virtually out of reach.
Sean Abrams was able to win the 100 back to keep hopes alive for a miracle comeback.
Allo refused to give up and came back to out touch Conard by .11 seconds to win the 100 breast while Captain Jeremy Rippel swam a best time in the same event to take 4th place. Freshman Nick Jirku also swam a personal best in the event dropping a 1/2 second.
Conard went exhibition in the 400 free relay and had the best time of the event.
The teams each won 6 events but Conard had strong #2 & 3 swimmers and divers to take the victory. Newington has Farmington at home on 1/10 in what should be a much closer meet.

Newington dominates a small but talented Manchester squad 75-50.
The first official meet was a lopsided win as Manchester only had 7 athletes for the meet. Newington came out strong in winning the 200 Medley Relay. Nick Goegel, Michael Allo Maksym Ugrak and Robert Nagy teamed up to set the tone for the meet.
Newington swept the 200 free with freshman Luke Fote and Nick Jirku going 1-2 and Zach Saunders completing the sweep with a gutsy performance to hold off the top Manchester entry for 3rd.
Sr Captain Michael Allo took top honors in the 200 IM on little rest while Tyler Coleman took 3rd and frshman Sean Vasi swam a lifetime best takin 5th.
Robert Nagy took 1st in the 50 free with an automatic state qualifying time. Ugrak and Vinh Dau finished the scoring with 3rd and fifth place finishes.
Jacob Mermelstein took first in diving with an automatice state qualifying score. John Famiglietti took second while Nick Goegel made his high school diving premiere taking 3rd.
Manchester was behind 58-14 after diving but did not give up. Colin Zorger took first in the 100 fly in a close race with Ugrak from Newington. Freshman Salvo Scata swam a lifetime best in the 100 to capture 3rd place for Newington. Vinh Dau rounded out the scoring in the event.
Nagy got the Indians back on track taking 1st in the 100 free with another state auto qualifying time. Jirku took 3rd while Joseph Olandt took 5th.
Sean Vasi swam an impressive 6:07 in the 500 dropping 19 seconds off his lifetime best. Sophmore Patrick Juvencio also had a great swim dropping 18 seconds off his best time.
The win was assured going into the 200 free relay but Newington swam hard to post the fastest time behind Ugrak, Coleman, Allo and Nagy.
Manchester continued to swim hard taking first in the 100 back but Luke Fote continued a great meet by swimming a lifetime best by just under a second. Scata took third  while Matt Montano took 4th.
Allo, Coleman and Sr Captain Jeremy Rippel swept the breaststroke as Manchester didn't have a swimmer available to compete.
Manchester finished with a first place in the 400 relay.

Newington medals at Bulkeley relays.
Newington began the 2017 season with 2 gold medals and 1 bronze medal at the Bulkeley Relays. The meet is a preseason scrimmage but the Indians had a great meet with very impressive times.

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ALUMNI MEET 12/22/16 5:30 warmup 6:00 start

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