Pool Records Fall as Swim Team Moves to 7-0

Marcus Hodgson was involved in setting three new pool records, as the 7-0 Bruins won their home finale, beating Hotchkiss 92-63. The Bruins won seven of 11 events inside a boisterous Mehra Natatorium on Saturday.
 
The meet started with Brunswick taking first and second in the 200-medley relay.  The winning quartet of Cole Pierce, Thacher Scannell, Christian Farricker and Thomas Foley won the event with a time of 1:43.80.  The all-freshman second place team of Alex Morgan, Jack Sparks, Jake Charney Kyle Yelensky finished in 1:50.05.
 
The first pool record fell in the 200 IM, as Hodgson finished his record-setting swim at 1:59:03. Two Bruins took the next two places, as Scannell finished second (2:04.05), while Will Powers came in third with a time of 2:10.03.
 
Hodgson was not done re-writing the pool record book. Following a win in the 50 freestyle by James Simone (23.19), Hodgson set his second pool record in the 100 butterfly (52:35). Scannell and Pierce followed, placing second and third, respectively.
 
Following the record-setting excitement, Farricker and Keegan Drew battled to a one-two finish in the 100-freestyle. Farricker earned the top spot with a time of 48.20, as Drew was just moments behind (48.46).
 
Drew, Powers, Simone, Hodgson won the 200-freestyle relay, just missing a pool record (1:31.49).
 
Cole Pierce and Sparks finished one-two in the 100-breast stroke, as Piece took honors with a time of 1:04.74, while Sparks finished in 1:05.85.
 
The third and final pool record fell in the last race of the season inside Mehra Natatorium. The crew of Drew, Powers, Simone, Hodgson broke the 400-freestyle relay record with a time of 3:17:05.
 
Making it more poignant, was that relay was final Mehra swim for the tandem of Will Power and James Simone. The five-year varsity swimmers, as well as co-captains, led the team to new heights and higher expectations every season. Powers and Simone will continue to swim together after this season, as both plan to attend Georgetown University this fall. 
 
Up next for the Bruins is a challenging test against regional power, Suffield on the road on Saturday, January 28.
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