Pope Park Wins City Swimming Championship
A team from Pope Park emerged as the winner at the 34th Annual
Citywide Swim Team Championships last week at Goodwin Park. Pope's
236 total points were enough to edge out the Goodwin Park team,
which placed second with 202 points. The Hartford Public team
finished a distant third with 58 points, followed by Keney Park
with 41, Weaver High with 35, Parker with 32 and Colt Park with
Individual champions were as follows: GIRLS: Elisha Tromba (8
and under); Sofia Blanco (9-10 years); Jaime Hernandez (11-12
years); Keriann Cameron (13-14 years) and Kathleen McKeon (15-16
years); BOYS: Gabriel Soto (8 and under); Milton Rosado (9-10
years); Alexis Ortiz (11-12 years); David Ortiz (13-14 years)
and Angel Acevedo (15-16 years).
Among the individual records set at the swim meet were Jasmine
Rosado (3.33 in the 200-meter individual medley); Haben Abraham
(37.1 in the 50-meter freestyle and 42.9 in the 50-meter butterfly);
Jamie Hernandez (40.48 in the 50-meter butterfly and 1:27.04
in the 100-meter freestyle); Angel Acevedo (1:16.6 in the 100-meter
butterfly) and Christina Phillips (1:21.8 in the 100-meter backstroke
and 1:15.9 in the 100-meter freestyle).
Housing Authority Junior Olympics This Saturday
The Hartford Housing Authority will hold its annual Junior Olympics
this Saturday, August 29, at Weaver High School on Granby Street.
Over 400 boys and girls ages 6-18 are expected to participate
in the event. Competition begins at 10 am and will continue throughout
Teams from Stowe Village, Nelton Court, Bellevue Square, Charter
Oak Terrace, Rice Heights, Dutch Point, Westbrook Village, Bowles
Park and the Authority's Scattered Sites Housing Program have
all been invited to compete.
Events include the 50, 75, 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes, a open
mile run, shot put, long jump and 4 x 100 relay.
The last time the Housing Authority Olympics were held, in 1996,
Nelton Court was awarded the Revere Bowl for racking up the most