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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 26.
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 the day.

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 total points.

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