Dupont leads Darien swimmers at FCIAC championships

Darien's Thomas Dupont completes in the 100 butterfly during the FCIAC boys swimming finals in Greenwich on Thursday, March 3, 2022.

Darien's Thomas Dupont completes in the 100 butterfly during the FCIAC boys swimming finals in Greenwich on Thursday, March 3, 2022.

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Led by a pair of second-place finishes from senior Thomas Dupont, the Darien boys swimming and diving team took fifth place in the FCIAC championships last week.

The Wave, which had three divers and nine swimmers score points, finished with 224.5 overall. Greenwich, which hosted the swim finals last Thursday, won the league title for the 51st time in 52 years with 462.5 points, followed by Ridgefield (332.5), Norwalk/McMahon (266) and New Canaan (257) in the top four.

Dupont scored his first silver medal in the 100 butterfly, finishing in 51.61, before finishing second in the 100 breaststroke in 58.04.

The senior also swam the leadoff leg of the 200 medley relay team, which included sophomore Henry Peters, and seniors Ryan Roberts and Max Scalise. The team was fifth in 1:36.95.

In the 400 freestyle relay, Dupont, Peters, senior Jake Dansker and Roberts were sixth in 3:18.19.

Roberts was also fourth in the 500 freestyle (4:46.42); Peters was fifth in the 100 freestyle (48.59) and sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:00.06); Dansker was fifth in the 100 backstroke (53.72); and senior Matthew Magnotta was eighth in diving (393.80).

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FCIAC Boys Swimming and Diving

Darien results: 200 medley relay: 5 Darien (Thomas Dupont, Henry Peters, Ryan Roberts, Max Scalise) 1:36.95; 200 freestyle: 10 Roberts 1:47.81; 200 IM: 6 Peters 2:00.06; 50 freestyle: 7 Scalise 22.51; Diving: 8 Matthew Magnotta 393.80; 15 Griffin Wilson 289.70; 16 Finl Perfumo 289.60; 100 butterfly: 2 Dupont 51.61; 100 freestyle: 5 Peters 48.59; 10 Scalise 49.47; 14 Dansker 50.09; 500 freestyle: 4 Roberts 4:46,42; 15 Will Doran 5:10.90; 200 freestyle relay: 9 Darien (Scalise, Khrystos Yika-Nicarino, Ryder Hagen, Mateausz Zalewski) 1:35.11; 100 backstroke: 5 Jake Dansker 53.72; 14 Hagen 56.27; 100 breaststroke: 2 Dupont 58.04, 9 Yika-Nicarino 1:02.94; 400 freestyle relay: 6 Darien (Dupont, Peters, Dansker, Roberts) 3:18.19.