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Moss Shines as Wilton Grabs 3rd at Meet

Smashing records is nothing new for Wilton High School junior K.C. Moss, who made a habit of it this summer with the Wilton Y Wahoos. She set a junior national record in the 200-meter breaststroke and was part of the Wahoo team that won the YMCA National Long Course Championship. So when she broke the FCIAC record for the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.81 and was named the league's girls swimming championship's most outstanding swimmer, she took it in stride.

"Oh, you know, it's a nice accolade," Moss said with a sheepish grin. "It's not something I was going for. It's exciting though."

It was just a drop in the bucket for a rising superstar swimmer who was tearing up pools in California and Spain before the school year began. Moss said she was more excited that her team finished third in the meet with 289 points. Wilton beat a tough Darien team and came close to topping a dominating Greenwich squad, finishing just 10 points behind the powerhouse Cardinals. New Canaan ran away with the top prize with 488 points.

"I'm very excited for Wilton. We've been working hard," Moss said. "Overall, this meet was a blast. It was just a lot of fun swimming. Every year we go back and forth with Darien, so it was exciting to beat them."

Moss also took home the top prize in the 200-meter individual medley, clocking in at 2:06.45. Her younger sister, Kristen, a freshman, also took home a medal for Wilton, finishing third in the 100-meter freestyle at 54.53. Wilton's relay teams grabbed second in the 200-meter medley relay and third in the 200-meter freestyle relay. Full meet results are online .

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