BOSTON – It was an entire show of excellence for the Latin Academy swim group on the Boston City League championship.
The Dragons had been capable of emerge victorious in seven of the 11 occasions on the meet, totaling 124 factors en path to the championship victory over packages from East Boston and O’Bryant.
“It feels great,” mentioned Dragons’ swimmer Jeremy Bradley. “I love my team. I really think this meet has a lot of energy and a lot of people in it. Our team was really coordinated at this meet and we had a lot of fun.”
The Dragons began out sizzling proper from the primary race, which was the 200-yard medley relay. A end in a swift time of 1:58.32 helped them coast to the victory and take a fast lead.
However, O’Bryant put up fairly the battle within the subsequent two occasions. Yiorgo Katsompenakis took the victory within the combined 200-yard freestyle with a time of two:24.50, and Marquis Francois adopted that up with a victory within the combined 200-yard particular person medley.
East Boston’s Brian Munoz took second within the 200-yard freestyle and the Dragons nabbed second and third place within the 200 IM. Following this, Latin Academy actually erupted.
Jack Mogan took house wins within the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle, whereas Bradley earned a victory within the 100-yard butterfly. The Dragons’ depth got here up enormous in these rounds as effectively, because the group earned prime three finishes within the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly and swept the rostrum within the 100-yard freestyle.
Bradley attributed the superb efficiency to the buy-in from the group as a complete and the varsity’s dedication to this system.
“It just shows how much passion BLA has for swimming and how much passion the BLA swimmers have,” Bradley mentioned.
Katsompenakis captured the 500-yard freestyle, placing O’Bryant on the prime of the rostrum once more. Francois did the identical within the 100 yard breaststroke, however apart from these performances the Dragons continued to run the desk.
This included the 100-yard backstroke, which was one by junior Melinda Field. She mentioned she was motivated by it being her older teammates last meet, and her want for them to complete as metropolis champions.
“Being with girls that I have grown up with my whole life and it being their last meet, I felt like I had to do it for them,” Field mentioned.
She additionally expressed pleasure with how arduous the group labored and mentioned that profitable the championship made all that effort value it.
“I love this team and I really feel like we pushed ourselves this season,” Field mentioned. “I’m just really proud of everyone.”