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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 04-09-2020

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 9-15, 2020 SPORTS & RECREATION 11 Mania also teamed up with Ben Fowler, Carter Monteiro, and Ted McGarry to place third in the 200- yard freestyle relay in a time of 2:01.19 and sixth in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:24.08. In the boys' 13-14 division, Jacob Parenteau, who is an 8th-grader at Hartnett Middle School, finished third in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.78 and fifth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:22.72. The Whalers also saw Cumberland High freshman Stephen Zerva finish fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.99 and seventh in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.29 seconds, and Woonsocket's Gabriel Fowler also placed fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:17.52. Parenteau, Zerva, and Fowler also joined Auron Flint on a 200-yard medley relay team that took third place in 1:58.66 and a 200-yard freestyle relay squad that finished fourth in 1:48.68. In the girls' 13-14 division, North Smithfield High freshman Lauren Mania was fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.74 and sixth in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:01.46, and North Smithfield Middle School 8th-grader Amelia Boyes placed third in the 100-yard breast- stroke in 1:16.62. Mania's time in the 100 back- stroke broke a team record, and she and Boyes also teamed up with Chloe Chofay and Frances Tiner to establish team records in the 200- yard freestyle (1:59.85) 200-yard medley (2:10.72) relay events. Leading the way in the high school division was the boys' 200- yard medley relay team of Mount Saint Charles junior Matt McGarry, N.S. sophomore James Haczynski, Woonsocket sophomore Nathan Fowler, and Cumberland freshman Colin Hyland, which took eighth in a time of 1:56.47. On the girls' side, Cumberland sophomore Alexis Hyland pro- duced multiple 8th-place finishes in the 200-yard (2:10.05) and 500-yard (5:54.50) freestyle events. Her time in the 200 freestyle also broke a team record. As for some of the younger swim- mers, in the girls' 8-under group, Lydia Fowler led the Whalers by taking third place in the 25-yard freestyle in 17.76 seconds, fourth in the 100-yard individual medley in a time of 1:40.74, and seventh in the 25-yard breaststroke in 25.25 seconds. The boys' 8-under division saw Mason Monty claim the 25-yard freestyle in 17.62 seconds and edge the runner-up finisher by 0.15 of a second. He also placed third in the 50-yard freestyle in 38.79 seconds and fourth in the 25-yard breast- stroke in 24.93. Anthony Torres also shined in the boys' 9-10 division by finishing sixth in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:20.59 and seventh in the 50-yard freestyle in 35.87 seconds. The Whalers also had several swimmers scheduled to compete at the following weekend's New England YMCA Championships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's pool, but that meet was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sean Mania had qualified in nine individual events, and Parenteau made the grade in six. Ben Fowler, Nathan Fowler, Matt McGarry, Torres, and Zerva also qualified in multiple events, and Lauren Mania, Payton Labonte, Gabriel Fowler, Ted McGarry, Boyes, Chofay, and Flint each qualified in one. From preceding page BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Mount Saint Charles Academy junior MATT MCGARRY, shown swimming in the 100-yard but- terfly during this year's RIIL's Division III championship meet at Roger Williams University, helped the Woonsocket YMCA Whalers take 13th place at the SENECY Championships at Boston University. CLASSSICK CUSTOM recently wrapped up a spectacular season by winning the Northmen Hoops' youth basketball league's Boys' Grades 7-8 Division championship. The members of the team are, in front, from left, C.J. Bousquet, Anthony Paiva, and Charlie Lowther; in back, Carter Deslauriers, assistant coach Gary Deslauriers, Thomas Matchett, and Tyson Rasco. Leo Labonte, Wyatt Letizia, Luke Letizia, and head coach Dave Labonte are also members of the team. ClassSick Custom captures Northmen Hoops Boys' Grades 7-8 championship

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