Masuk swimmers begin season with road meets

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Brendan Kirberger competes during a race last winter. Kirberger and the Panthers had two road meets to begin this season and will be home on Jan. 5.

Masuk High’s boys swim team opened the season with a pair of road meets, Dec. 21 at Pomperaug and Dec. 27 at Fairfield Prep to take on the host Jesuits, along with Notre Dame-West Haven. Pomperaug won 95-77, exhibitioning the last three events. Masuk beat Notre Dame 94-77 and fell to Prep 101-65.

Against Pomperaug, Brendan Kirberger won the 200 freestyle race in a time of 1:57.77 and took first in the 500 in a time of 5:06.85.

Carter Adragna won the 200 individual medley, making his final touch in 2:13.26. Sam McHugh won the 100 butterfly event in a time of 57.60. Riley Sheppard was second in the 50 free in 24.09 and second in the 100 in 54.52.

In the Prep/ Notre Dame meet, Adragna won the 100 backstroke event, clocking in at 1:07.33.

Masuk’s 200 medley relay came in second in 1:49.08. The relay comprised Jack McHugh, Adragna, Keller Hall and Sheppard.

Kirberger came in second in the 200 IM in 2:08.43. Sheppard was second in the 50 free in 24.65. Hall placed second in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.03.

The Panthers resume competition with their first home meet on Jan. 5 when the Barlow-Bethel squad visits Monroe at 6 p.m.

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