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One Stroke Closer to a Successful Season 

 

Keegan Murphy ‘15

Staff Reporter 

January 15, 2014 

 

With the season that the Durfee Boys’ Swim Team is having, it is evident that hard work during practice is taking place.  The swim team record is 1-2.  Due to weather conditions and other events locally, there has only been three meets so far.  The missed meets will be made up at the end of the season.   

 

Durfee faced Apponequet at their first meet which was home, unfortunately the Hilltoppers were defeated, and this was a rough way to start off the season.  However, this did not stop them from defeating one of their Big Three competitors; New Bedford.  Durfee is now one step closer on taking back the title that was taken away from them last year by New Bedford.  

 

Junior swimmer Chase Mercer had a very successful meet with first place finishes in all of his races; 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.  

 

Durfee then faced Bishop Stang on Tuesday, January 14. The Hilltoppers were very nervous after losing to them last year.  Unfortunately,  the boys lost the meet again,  however Durfee only lost by 22 points which was a lot less than last year. 

 

During the meet against Stang, Durfee freshman Devin Pinault place first in the 50 yard freestyle with an impressive 25.21 seconds and a close second from Mercer who swam a 26.60.  

 

Durfee’s next meet will be against Seekonk on Thursday, January, 16.  The swim team is very ambitious and hoping to beat Seekonk.  This will be a challenging match because Durfee was defeated by them last swim season. 

 

“Since Freshmen year Durfee has been neck and neck with both New Bedford and Seekonk, however this year I am confident that we get the “w” against Seekonk and New Bedford,” said Mercer. He is very confident that they will beat Seekonk this Thursday and also win against New Bedford at the end of the season.  

 

All Durfee swimmers are very eager to beat New Bedford. If they do, they will reclaim the title of Big Three Champions that was stolen away from them last year.