Breakers place 2nd at Milford Rotary
Marlins finish 5th in D-III, Turtles takes 7th in Division I
The New Ipswich Breakers Swim Team took second place at the 45th annual Milford Rotary Meet over the weekend, led by three wins apiece from Britany Boulerice and Zack Allen. Purchase photo reprints at Photo Finder »
The New Ipswich Breakers swim team placed second overall in Division I at the 45th annual Milford Rotary meet over the weekend.
Competing in the smallest of the three team divisions, the Breakers finished with 633 points in Division I and trailed the winning team of Saco Valley Swim Team out of Conway by 141 points.
The Jaffrey-Rindge Marlins, who were placed into Division III for the largest teams this year after taking third in Division II in 2013, finished fifth with 897 points.
The Goss Park Turtles out of Wilton finished seventh in D-I with 136 points.
The two-day event, held July 20-21, featured 17 teams and over 600 swimmers competing in 86 total events.
With some of the best swim teams in New Hampshire in attendance, along with a few from Massachusetts, the competition was high at Keyes Memorial Pool.
And when all was said and done, the local teams had quite a number of swimmers take home top honors.
The Breakers were led by the performances of the Boulerice sisters. Britany Boulerice won all three of the events she entered. She captured the 50- and 100-yard freestyle titles in the girls 11-12 years old age bracket to go along with a victory in the 50-backstroke. Brianna won the girls 13-14 year old 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke events, while placing runner-up in the 100-breast.
Zack Allen, ages 9-10, made it a clean sweep of his events, winning the 50- and 100-freestyle, in addition to a victory in the 200-yard individual medley.
Logan Thibault won a pair of events in the 11-12 year old age group, the 200 IM and the 50 free, and came in second in the 100 freestyle.
Todd Rust captured a win in the 13-14 year old 100 breaststroke to go along with second place finishes in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly. Nico DeJesus won the 100 back and was third in the 50 free.
Shawn Thibault had a trio of runner-up finishes in the 15-19 age group 200 IM, 100 breast and 200 freestyle. Kailey Allen placed second in the girls 15-19 year old 200 IM, 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 free.
Sarah Sharp took second in the 50 free in the oldest age group and also grabbed a third place finish in the 200 IM. Brier Haigh took third in the 100 free and 100 breaststroke.
Kali Mailhot grabbed a win in the 15-19 year old 100-yard butterfly and was one of just two victories on the day for the Jaffrey-Rindge team based out of the Clark Memorial Pool in Winchendon, Mass.
Scott LeBrecque had the only other win for the Marlins, capturing the 50-yard backstroke title for boys 11-12.
The Marlins captured a number of runner-up finishes, led by Nathan Wheeler’s second place swims for 15-19 year olds in the 100 free and 50 free. Joe Muhonen also had a pair of seconds over the weekend in the 200 freestyle and 100 back.
Mary Messina and Kole Patten each finished runner-up in the 50 freestyle, while Meghan Foley (100 fly), Kyle Mailhot (100 breast) and Michael Messina (100 IM), also placed second. Garrett Cournoyer was third in the 100 free and 50 fly and Grant Kemnitz finished third in the 100 back and 50 free.
Owen McGettigan earned the lone win for the Turtles, winning the 11-12 year old 50-yard breaststroke.
Samuel Bailey, ages 11-12, took second place in the 200 IM and was third in the 100 freestyle.
Cade Cloutier was runner-up in the 25 freestyle for ages 8 & under and had a pair of runner-up finishes in the 25 backstroke and 50 freestyle. Spencer Cloutier placed third in the 50 freestyle.