In just the varsity team’s sixth year, Old Rochester made quite the splash on Sunday at the South Sectional swim meet at MIT.

With just four swimmers, the Bulldogs finished ninth overall out of 44 teams and won three individual events.

“We had an awesome meet,” said Old Rochester coach Mitch Suzan. “It was a really fun meet.”

Junior Marc Bourgeois, the 2016-17 Standard-Times Boys Swimmer of the Year, had a record-breaking performance. He won the 200 freestyle (1:43.35) and 100 breaststroke (57.56) with school-record times. His mark in the 100 breaststroke was also a sectional meet record and just ½ second away from All-American consideration.

“It’s pretty amazing to watch,” said Bishop Stang coach Dave Ponte. “Those are college times that he’s doing.”

Suzan added, “He was going for everything.”

Freshman Jacob Cuoco was also impressive, finishing first in the 100 butterfly in a school-record 53.01.

“He was unbelievably excited,” said Suzan, noting that Cuoco also took 14th in the 200 freestyle (1:53.87). “I don’t you if he realizes how a big deal it is to win sectionals as a freshman.”

Cuoco and Bourgeois teamed up with Tyler and Colin Kulak to take fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:42.85) and ninth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:27.30).

“They blew me away,” Suzan said. “It was fast swimming all around for everyone. It was really cool to have three individual first places. Going into it, we felt there was a possibility of it, but you never know what is going to happen. It was definitely awesome.”

Cuoco, Bourgeois and the two relays will compete next Sunday at the state meet.

“They’re all pumped for next weekend,” Suzan said.

It was a memorable day for Bishop Stang’s Dmitry Gauntt, who finished eighth in the 200 freestyle with a 1:50.38, the third fastest time at Stang and the junior class record. He was also fifth in the 500 freestyle (4:58.25) and swam on the 16th-place 200 freestyle relay (1:36.95) along with Luke Earl, Zac Lapalme and Ethan Rapoza and the 17th-place 400 freestyle relay (3:33.77) with Lapalme, Earl and John Egger.

Egger dropped 7.31 seconds in the 500 freestyle to finish 15th and qualify for states with a 5:11.37. He also swam on the 15th-place 200 medley relay (1:48.19) with Lapalme, Rapoza and Patrick Clark. Lapalme was 15th in the 100 backstroke (58.47) while Clark qualified for states in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.46; 23rd). Caleb Hughes came in 11th (319.90) in diving.

“It was a tough field, but we had a good day,” said Ponte, whose team finished 20th overall. “They all were either just off their best time or popping a best time and making a cut. It was a really good day for them.”

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