Masuk swimmers and divers take on SWC opponents

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On Oct. 18, the Masuk swimmers held their Think Pink fundraiser meet in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

MONROE, CT — Masuk High’s girls swimming and diving team has had a busy stretch of meets and activity during October.

The Panthers, coming off a 98-80 loss to Weston on Oct. 3 and a 95-88 setback to Brookfield on Oct. 7, had a nail-biter and fell 94-92 to New Milford on Oct. 11. The Panthers followed up a 97-80 loss to to Bethel-Immaculate on Oct. 18 with a 102-82 victory over host New Fairfield Oct. 20.

Masuk seniors, pictured from left, are Lily Catullo, Juliette Eaton, Eva Helmke, Carrie Wittenauer, Kate Wittenauer, Beth McCarthy, Duha Barkana and Phuong Tran.

Masuk’s seniors were recognized during New Fairfield’s Senior Night. Masuk will have its Senior Night on Tuesday, Oct. 25, when Newtown visits at 4 p.m.

Coach Emily DeMace said she was thrilled with her team’s effort in the New Milford meet, which featured seven event victories.

Results from the New Milford competition are as follows:

1st place 200 Medley Relay A 1) Helmke 2) Morales 3) Eaton 4) Eannotti

2nd place 200 IM Juliette Eaton

1st place 50 free Eva Helmke

3rd place 50 free Skye Eannotti

1st place diving Kate Wittenauer

2nd place diving Carly Jordan

3rd place diving Carrie Wittenauer

2nd place 100 fly Juliette Eaton

1st place 100 free Lucia Morales

1st place 500 free Skye Eannotti

1st place 200 free relay A Shaik, Eaton, Morales, Helmke

2nd place 100 backstroke Eva Helmke

1st place 100 breaststroke Lucia Morales

3rd place 400 free relay A Sheppard, Kirberger, Hull, Valle

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Panthers held their Think Pink Pink Out fundraiser meet when Bethel-Immaculate visited on Oct. 18. The team raised money for Think Pink Monroe.

Swimmers Anisha Gera and Ruthie Giduthuri, who are a part of Masuk’s Women’s Advocacy Group, organized the fundraiser.

“The girls raised money for a great cause and had fun while doing so,” DeMace said. “Everyone wore pink swim caps to show their love and support. We had lots of friends and family sporting pink in the stands and donating money to support the cause too.”

Results from the Bethel-Immaculate meet are as follows:

2nd place 200 medley relay Helmke, Morales, Eaton, Shaik

3rd place 200 IM Juliette Eaton

1st place diving Carly Jordan

2nd place diving Kate Wittenauer

3rd place diving Carrie Wittenauer

4th place diving Siobhan Riordan

3rd place 100 fly Juliette Eaton

1st place 100 free Eva Helmke

2nd place 500 free Eva Helmke

3rd place 200 free relay A Macintyre, Eaton, Sheppard, Hull

Highlights from the win over New Fairfield are as follows:

1st place 200 medley relay A Helmke, Morales, Eaton, Shaik

3rd place 200 medley relay B Sheppard, Valle, Hull, MacIntyre

1st place 200 free Abby Kirberger

3rd place 200 free Grace Sheppard

2nd place 200 IM Juliette Eaton

3rd place 200 IM Yara Shaik

1st place 50 free Lucia Morales

1st place diving Carly Jordan

2nd place diving Kate Wittenauer

3rd place diving Carrie Wittenauer

2nd place 100 fly Juliette Eaton

1st place 100 free Eva Helmke

2nd place 100 free Yara Shaik

1st place 500 free Skye Eannotti

3rd place 500 free Emily Hull

2nd place 200 free relay A Smith, Eaton, MacIntyre, Eannotti

1st place 100 back Eva Helmke

1st place 100 breaststroke Lucia Morales

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