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Turners Falls junior Cameron Bradley breaks school swim record

  • Turners Falls junior Cameron Bradley motors through the pool Tuesday en route to a school record-breaking performance in the 100-yard butterfly. Bradley’s time of 1:00.84 broke Wes Conger’s school mark of 1:01.28 set back during the 1987-88 school year. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/DAVE Hoitt

Staff Writer
Published: 1/8/2019 8:26:49 PM

A record that stood for over three decades splashed away at the Turners Falls High School swimming pool Tuesday.

Turners junior Cameron Bradley etched his name into the program’s record book, breaking the mark in the 100-yard butterfly during the Thunder’s meet against Sci-Tech. Bradley touched the wall with a time of 1 minute, 0.84 seconds, edging the old mark of 1:01.28. That was set back during the 1987-88 season by Wes Conger, and it also qualified Bradley for the West/Central Div. 2 championship next month.

Bradley’s performance helped Turners stay hot in the pool, as the boys team edged Constitution League foe Sci-Tech, 49-36, for its third win in a row. He added a victory in the 100 backstroke (1:06.29), with Turners nabbing eight first-place finishes against the Cybercats.

Turners (4-2 overall, 2-0 Constitution) won both relays, with Bradley swimming an anchor on each. He teamed with Nik Martin, Dom Carme and Jack Putala to win the 200 medley relay in 2:10.20. In the 400 freestyle relay, Bradley, Putala, Carme and Will Turn posted a winning time in 4:56.32.

Putala had a strong outing individually on Senior Night. He won the 50 freestyle with a time of 29.18 seconds, and followed with a 200 freestyle victory in 2:35.18.

Turn claimed victory in the 100 freestyle (1:14.98) and Martin captured the 500 freestyle (6:55.84).

The girls team also picked up a win over Sci-Tech, as the club won eight races en route to a 43-22 victory on Tuesday.

Olivia Whittier and Allison Wheeler were both double individual winners. Whittier touched first in both the 50 freestyle (29.18) and 100 breaststroke (1:19.45), while Wheeler was the winner in the 200 individual medley (2:53.82) and 100 freestyle (1:08.71).

Jade Tyler gave Turners (4-2, 2-0) a winner in the 100 butterfly (1:11.69). Abigail Johnson won the 200 freestyle (2:56.04) and Lillian Poirier registered a victory in the 100 backstroke (1:27.55).

The 200 medley relay quartet of Johnson, Whittier, Tyler and Wheeler finished first in 2:25.08.

The Powertown stay in league action Friday with a road trip to Palmer at 4 p.m.

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