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Colin Machat broke a 28-year old school record for the Northampton High School boys swimming and diving team at the Division 2 Boys State Swimming and Diving meet Sunday in Cambridge.

Machat, a senior, placed second overall in the 200-free (1:45.19).

“He had his eye on that record,” said Northampton coach Steve Constantine. “It was great that on one of his last swims he could get that.”

Northampton placed 11th overall with 68 points.

Weston High School (299 points) won the event for 12th time in 15 years.

Machat added a third place finish in the 100-free (48.09).

The Blue Devils got two 11th place finishes from Reeves Connolly in the 200-free and the 500-free.

Northampton’s 200-free relay team of Machat, Connolly, James Connolly and Aiden Winn placed seventh (1:33.89).

For Amherst Regional (sixth overall, 107 points) the 400-free relay team also broke a school record, while placing seventh.

Cianran Dillon-Davidson, Marc Klepacki, Alan Tang and Eric Chen finished in 4:25.22.

“That’s a young group,” saidAmherst coach Keith McFarland. “I’m expecting big things from them in the future.”

Dillon-Davidson had two second place finishes individually for Amherst in the 100-butterfly (52.38) and the 200-free (1:45.25).

Klepacki placed ninth in the 50-free and 100-butterfly for Amherst.

Tang had a 12th place performance in the 100-breaststroke for Amherst.

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