The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Boys varsity swimming team completed the regular season in spectacular finish last week at the Bayrd Natatorium. The boys won the overall and boys Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) championship. The men’s team won by over 300 points over Shawsheen Tech; in the overall coed division the team won by a record breaking 600 points over Shawsheen Tech.
The boys team started the meet off very similarly to last year with dominance in the 200 Medley relays. The team of freshmen Dylan Phan, Thomas Sodeyama-Cardoso and Kevin Sodeyama-Cardoso and sophomore Lucas Freitas won the event in 1:51.19.
In the 200-freestyle, senior Aiden Acuna-Rosa continued a perfect season in the event with an effort of 1:47.08; he was followed closely by three freshmen who finished in 2-3-4; they were Jaden Anthony, Kevin Sodeyama-Cardoso and Henry Cao with times of 1:56.02, 1:59.17 and 2:08.10.
In the 200 IM, Jason Yan was back in his signature event – winning the event for the second year in a row with a time of 2:07.98; this was an in season best for Jason. A pair of freshmen were behind Jason: Christian Antonucci and Thomas Sodeyama-Cardoso finished in second and third with times of 2:14.26 and 2:15.65.
Next up in the 50 freestyle, Armando Indresano completed the four-year sweep of the event with a time of 22.86. Lucas Freitas followed closely with a third-place finish of 25.20. Junior Brandon Zhao was fourth in 25.38. A trio of Mystic swimmers completed the event in places 8-10. They were Adrian Chang, Brady Capa and Lucas Santos.
Senior Captain Jeremy Cheng hit the water for the last time at CACs in the 100 butterfly and didn’t disappoint, posting a time of 52.70. Jeremy was closely followed by freshman Kevin Sodeyama-Cardoso in a time of 58.93 and senior Ramy El-Aafer in fourth place with a time of 1:04.95.
Armando Indresano was back in the water for the 100 freestyle and for the third year in a row took home the sprinters sweep of both the 50 and 100 freestyle. Freshman duo Jaden Anthony and Dylan Phan followed closely in third and fourth with respective times of 52.71 and 55.35. Big points were scored in this event as the Eagles took eight of the scoring 12 spots. The other scorers were Lucas Freitas, Lucas Santos, Brady Capa, Nicolas Caballero and Eric Loue.
In the 500 freestyle, Aiden Acuna Rosa continued to dominate the field with a time of 4:52.54; he was followed by Thomas Sodeyama-Cardoso in second, Kevin Capa in fourth and George George in fifth. In the boys 200 freestyle relay, the Eagles once again came out on top with a time of 1:41.46. The team consisted of Brandon Zhao, Ramy El-Aafer, Brady Capa and Adrian Chang.
In the 100 backstroke, senior Jeremy Cheng led the way again with a winning time of 55.09. He was followed by Dylan Phan and Ramy El-Aafer. In addition, Henry Cao and George George scored within the top six as the Eagles took five of the top six spots in the event.
In the final individual event of the night, the 100 breaststroke, freshman Christian Antonucci led the way to a 1-2-3-4 Eagles finish. Christian’s time of 1:07.78 was a lifetime best. Christian was followed by Kason Yan, Aris Catic and Brandon Zhao.
In the final Relay event of the evening, seniors Jeremy Cheng and Aiden Acuna Rosa paired with freshman Jaden Anthony and junior Jason Yan for a winning time of 3:29.22.