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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.