Lions Out-touch Westford in Boys Swim Meet

December 22, 2018
Jerry Xu competes in the 100 butterfly for Westford Academy on Friday. He finished second. SUN/JULIA MALAKIE Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

LOWELL -- The Chelmsford High boys swimming team got great performances from a variety of athletes to edge Westford Academy, 99-87, in a non-league meet between the two best teams in the region.

The Lions were led by senior captain Ben Cote (1st 50 free, 100 fly), junior Aaron Zhu (1st 200 IM, 100 breast) and freshman Conor Quirbach (1st 100 free, 2nd 200 free).

Cote and Zhu also were members of the winning 200 medley relay, with senior captain TJ Scalese and senior captain Felix Huang. Cote, Quirbach and Zhu teamed with senior captain Jimmy Shaw for the victory in the 400 free relay.

Others helping out for CHS were Thomas Lopez, Colm Sheerin, Connor Young and Nick Chan.

Senior Owen Schwab led the way for Westford with wins in the 200 free and 500 free as well as the 200 free relay.

Jack Kohan won the 1-meter dive while Matt Song won the 100 back.



200 medley relay: 1. Chelmsford (TJ Scalese, Aaron Zhu, Ben Cote, Felix Huang), 1:45.00. 2. Westford (Matt Song, Alex Jefferson, Jerry Xu, Mason Tomani). 3. Westford (Braeden Ledder, Fletcher Zeng, Henry Liu, Bryce Fan). 200 free: 1. Owen Schwab (W) 1:48.22. 2. Connor Quirbach (C). 3. Connor Young (C). 200 IM: 1. A. Zhu (C) 1:57.91. 2. M. Song (W). 3. Jimmy Shaw (C). 50 free: 1. Cote (C) 22:47 (10th fastest in CHS history). 2. B. Fan (W). 3. J. Xu (W). 1-meter diving: 1. Jack Kohan (W) 238.95. 2. Sean Hayes (C). 3. Andrew Phillips (C). 100 butterfly: 1. Cote (C) 54.72. 2. Xu (W). 3. Nick Chan (C). 100 free: 1. Quirbach (C) 50.38. 2. Thomas Lopez (C). 3. B. Ledder (W). 500 free: 1. O. Schwab (W) 5:03.77. 2. C. Young (C). 3. J. Shaw (C). 200 free relay: 1. Westford (B. Fan, A. Jefferson, M. Tomaino, O. Schwab), 1:37.94. 2. Chelmsford (Colm Sheerin, Luke Abraham, Nolan Spiedel, C. Quirbach). 3. Chelmsford (TJ Scalese, JR Boudreau, J. Shaw, F. Huang). 100 backstroke: 1. M. Song (W) 59.59. 2. TJ Scalese (C). 3. Thomas McKinna (W). 100 breaststroke: 1. Zhu (C) 1:00.53. 2. Fan (W). 3. F. Zeng (W). 400 free relay: 1. Chelmsford (B. Cote, J. Shaw, C. Quirbach, A. Zhu), 3:25.21. 2. Westford (M. Song, J. Xu, Andrew DiBasio, O. Schwab). 3. Chelmsford (T. Lopez, Nick Chan, F. Huang).

Records: Chelmsford 3-1 (1-0 MVC), Westford 3-2 (3-1 DCL).

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