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Bishop Breaks Freestyle Record, CHS Swims To Eighth In Class LL

March 20, 2014 by Greg Lederer

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive took eighth (245.5 points) in the Class LL final at Wesleyan University. Sophomore Karl Bishop broke the school record in the 500-yard freestyle (fifth, 4:40.41). The previous mark of 4:44.64 was held by Justin Schwarz from 1996.
Bishop finished 10th (1:45.5) in the 200-yard freestyle. It was fourth best time at CHS. Bishop also swam on the 200- (senior Brian Johnson, sophomores Mike Goodrich and Matt Pinciaro; 10th, 1:33.9) and 400-yard (sophomore Kyle Shadeck, seniors Pat Morley and Alex Bauer; 11th, 3:23.91) freestyle relays.
With their times in the 100-yard butterfly, Bauer (17th, 54.25) and Shadeck (18th, 54.62) secured the seventh and 10th spots, respectively, on the CHS all-time list. Shadeck tied for 15th in the 200-yard individual medley (2:02.84).
Freshman Ryan Mostoller claimed 12th in the 100-yard backstroke (57.21) and 22nd for the 200-yard individual medley (2:05.4). Goodrich swam the 50-yard freestyle (18th, 23.26) and 100-yard breaststroke (13th, 1:02.45), along with the 200-yard medley relay (Mostoller, Shadeck, Pinciaro; ninth, 1:42.41). Freshman Will Wynne (17th, 57.76) and Johnson (24th, 1:00.62) competed in the 100-yard backstroke. Morley secured 15th for the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.2).
Greenwich set five state record and a LL mark to win the meet with 913 points. Fairfield Prep (second, 698) added a LL record.
Cheshire will visit Yale University for Saturday's State Open swim final at 2:30 p.m.
Photo of Bishop was taken by Allen Paul/Cheshire Herald.

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