Event Recap:In their season's opener Wednesday afternoon at Ms. Porter's School, the Pelicans prevailed over Avon Old Farms School in an impressive debut. Bolstered by newcomers Jack Kilpatrick '12 (distance freestyle), Tripp Miller '14 (IM, Fly, Free), Landon Thies '15 (Freestyle), Neil O'Brien '15 (Diving) and Paul Lee '13 (Breaststroke), the Loomis boys are considerably stronger than their 2010-11 counterparts. To these newcomers add the improved strength and speed of our sophomores, in particular, (Jeremy Bogle [IM, Back], Geneth Chin [IM, Back, Fly], John Furlong [IM, Breast, Free], Fred Mun [Freestyle] and Charlie Shotton [Free]), and one can see why the Loomis line-up has improved dramatically. Though we are still seeking our Albert Pujols, the Pelicans, led by seniors Will Bogle (Free, Back), Jake Bosee (Sprint Free), Ramy Chin (IM, Fly, Breast, Sprint Free), Jamil Hashmi (IM, Fly, Back), and Steven Wang (Freestyle) are excited and optimistic about the season ahead. Winners today included Tyler Rehor '13 (200 Free, 500 Free), Tripp Miller (200 IM, 100 Fly), Tucker Cheyne '13 (50 Free, 100 Free), Neil O'Brien (Diving), Jeremy Bogle (100 Back), and John Furlong (100 Breast). The Pelicans claimed all three relays, too. With four best times each on the day, Jeremy Bogle and John Furlong had the most impressive overall outing, though the team, as a whole, looked terrific. Our thanks to Avon for some good racing this afternoon, and to our hosts, Ms. Porter's, for an efficiently run meet. Come join the Pelicans for our home debut next Wednesday, December 14, against Iona Prep.