It was a memorable Berkshire League swim championship on Saturday individually and team-wise for Litchfield.
Litchfield finished second to Northwestern with 743.5 points and saw five of its swimmers post school records, led by Danny O’Leary’s record-setting time in the 500 freestyle and Kenyon Prenoveau’s record in the 100 butterfly. O’Leary won the race in 4:58.12. He also excelled in winning the 100 backstroke in 57.85 seconds.
“Our coach, Todd Dyer, really got me ready for today,” said O’Leary, who will swim at Catholic University next year. “I played it smart, stayed positive and went for it.”
O’Leary teamed with Ethan Dyer, Sage Sobek and Will Rodriguez to finish second in the 400 freestyle relay in a school record 3:26.29.
“We swam incredibly well, and I couldn’t be more pleased, ” Todd Dyer said. “They’ve worked hard all season and today they rose to the occasion.”
Among those rising to the occasion were Prenoveau, Lucy Kraut, Kyleigh Dyer and Ellen McCarthy. The quartet was first among the girls’ teams in both the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay. Kraut was first among girls in the 200 freestyle and was second in the 100 freestyle, and McCarthy was first among girls in the 500 freestyle.
Second-place finishes were turned in by Prenoveau in the 100 butterfly and Sobek in the 200 freestyle. Prenoveau was second among girls in the 200 freestyle, while Kyleigh Dyer was second among girls in the 200 individual medley and McCarthy was second among girls in the 200 freestyle.