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Hewlett takes EMAC swimmer of the year honors

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THORNTON -- Brighton's boys swimming team took third place in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference meet at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton.

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Swimmer Aaron Hewlett took home conference swimmer of the year honors. He won the 100-meter freestyle championship in a time of 51.72 seconds. He also finished second in the 50- freestyle in a time of 22.04. Teammate Julian Prieto won the title in a time of 21.85 seconds.

 

Hewlett also helped the Bulldogs to an EMAc title in the 200- freestyle relay. He, chandler Johnson, Samuel Kelly and Joseph Prieto finished the relay in a time of 1:35.95. Hewlett was the first swimmer in Brighton's 200- medley relay conference-winning effort. Johnson, Chase Zeilstra, Julian Prieto and Hewlett finished in a time of 1:45.33.

Kelly was Brighton's other conference winner. He swam a 2:01.49 in the 200- freestyle to take first place. he also finished fourth in the 500- freestyle, where his time was 5:57.06.

Jadon Kniss was second in diving with 251.7 points. Zeilstra took second in the 100- butterfly, fashioning a time of 56.37. Julian Prieto was third in the 100- backstroke in a time of 59.18.  Joseph Prieto was fifth in the 100- freestyle, where his time was 53.06.  Johnson finished fifth in the 200- individual medley (2:17.67) and sixth in the 100- breast stroke, where his time was 1:08.41.

The state swim meet is next weekend, also at the veterans center pool.