School Roundup: Tech’s Castellano headlines local swimming news

Lynn divers have made quite a splash in their respective league meets this week.Tech’s Marcos Castellano is the new State Vocational and Commonwealth Athletic Conference diving champion after winning both meets with a 174.85 Thursday. The CAC league meet and the state vocational are run at the same time, although not all schools participate in both. Castellano’s top finish wasn’t a total surprise, considering he finished third the last two years. He’s a junior.Tech’s Yulia Chebalina also fared well in diving for the girls, taking second in the both meets with a 113.48. The Tech divers’ performances come on the heels of a couple of strong showings in the Northeastern Conference meet by Classical and English divers. The Rams’ Tia Murkison finished first in the NEC meet for the girls and English’s Will Segal took second for the boys. All the Lynn divers have honed their skills under coach Don McKenney.Tech also had a couple of other notable finishes. Jacie Carpenter took third in the 100 free (1:13.42) and fourth in the 100 breaststroke (130.84). Castellano finished third in the 100 fly (1:18.44.2) and Tech took second in the 200 free relay (2:18.31) with the team of Carpenter, Chebalina, Christina Hynes and Chrissy Norris.Tech took sixth as a team in the boys state vocational meet and fourth in the girls meet. In the CAC meet, the boys finished seventh and the girls fifth.TRACKTri-County MeetAt the Reggie Lewis Center, the Bishop Fenwick brought home some hardware from its league meet. The Crusaders finished second as a team behind Marian with several individuals leaving their mark along the way.Lexi Culkeen won the girls shot put for the third year in a row with a throw of 38-3 1/2. Her performance earned her the Brother Myles McCabe Award. She was also voted by the league as its Outstanding Performer.The boys Brother Myles McCabe Award also went to Fenwick. Lucas Sobezenski won the boys shot put with a 44-10 1/2.Stephanie Halks took home the Arthur Svenson Award for her first-place finish in the 55 hurdles. Her time was 10:09. Ali Trainor had a personal best and state-qualifying performance in the 2-mile. Her 12:21 was good enough for first place.Elly O’Leary won the 1,000 (3:28) and also anchored the 4 by 400 relay team, which finished second. The team also included Halks, Meg Dolan and Cailyn Webb. In the boys freshman-sophomore 4 by 200 relay, Zack Terenzoni, Pat Costin, Andrew Regan and Jim Harrington won with a 1:48.82.

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