Diver Wittenauer sets record as swim and dive team competes 

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Kate Wittenauer, left, celebrates with teammates after breaking her own diving record. Photo by Tori Pallas; Masuk swim team members, right, were honored on Senior Night. Photo by Yara Shaik

Diver Kate Wittenauer broke her own record as the Masuk High girls’ swimming and diving team took on New Fairfield on Senior Night, Oct. 19.

Masuk lost 99-87 in the team’s closest meet yet. It came down to the last relay. Masuk needed to place first and third to win it, but took second and fourth in the 400 yard freestyle relay event.

Wittenauer’s previous record was 226.75 and she dove a score of 227.05 to earn first place.

Seniors who were recognized are Melanie Antony, Christina Bajorinas, Vivi Gloria, captain Keara Kirberger, captain Tori Pallas, Alex Rodrigues and captain Melody Sicherman.

Highlights from the meet are as follows:

All Senior Medley Relay 1 (Pallas, K.Kirberger, Rodrigues, Bajorinas) placed fourth

Mostly Senior Medley Relay 2 (Gloria, Sicherman, honorary senior Eaton, Antony) placed sixth

All Senior 200 Free Relay 1 (Gloria, Antony, Sicherman, Rodrigues) placed sixth

Mostly Senior 200 Free Relay 2 (Honorary senior Barkana, Bajorinas, K.Kirberger, Pallas) placed second

200 Medley Relay second place (Helmke, Tran, Shaik, A.Kirberger) with a time of 2:23.14

200 free second place A. Kirberger with a time of 2:32.99

200 IM second place Helmke with a time of 2:35.67

50 Free first  place Senior Pallas with a time of 30.64, second place Senior K.Kirberger with a best time of 31.29

In addition to Kate Wittenauer’s record, Carrie Wittenauer dove a 190.45 which was her highest score so far this season and put her in second place, Carly Jordan dove a 173.10 putting her in third place, and Siobhan dove her highest score this season with a 143.75, despite putting a new dive to the test.

100 Fly second place Shaik with a time of 1:17.72

100 Free third place Senior Pallas with a best time of 1:08.56

500 free first  place A.Kirberger with a time of 6:31.46

200 Free Relay second place (Barkana, Bajorinas, K.Kirberger, Pallas)

The divers have been recruited as swimmers. They have been practicing and had their own relay that came in fourth place (Riordan, C.Wittenauer, K.Wittenauer, Jordan)

100 back first  place Helmke with a time of 1:06.56

100 breast third place Sicherman with a best time of 1:34.44

400 Free Relay second place (A.Kirberger, Easton, Shaik, Helmke) with a time of 4:17.69.

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