Baranyi is two-time Middlesex League champ 

MEMBERS OF the Melrose High boy’s swim team left it all in the pool last week at the Middlesex League meet. (photo by Raj Das

WALTHAM—The Melrose High boy’s swim team had a very nice finish at the 2024 Middlesex League with a standout swimmer earning two league championships, and plenty of medals collected overall. 

Melrose sophomore Jos Baranyi because a two time league champ in two events, the 100 free and 50 free. His times in each event (51.85 and 23.02) bested him closest opponents from Belmont and Reading. 

It was also a great day for Melrose’s talented 200 medley team, who earned silver with a time of 1:48.81, thanks to the work of Gabe Hunnicutt, Ben Terentiyev, Owen Molway and Jos Baranyi. 

Terentiyev also landed on the podium with a second place finish in the 100 breast and third place finish in the 200 IM.

Melrose’s 200 free relay team also finished well, earning a medal with a 4th place finish behind the work of Terentiyev, Baranyi, William Lowe, and Gabe Hunnicutt. 

Melrose was well represented in distance events and swimmer William Lowe earned medals by placing 4th in the 200 free and in 5th in the 500 free. 

Otherwise, Melrose had a solid roster of swimmers who kept Melrose competitive and ahead of teams like Burlington and Winchester. They included 200 free swimmers Owen Erelli, Nik Johansson and Joe Parmet, 50 free swimmers Ryan McAndrew, Gabe Dixon and Dan Muller, who also swam the 100 free. Zach Hunnicutt swam the 100 free and 100 breast, Sam Haseltine swam the 100 breast. Nick Johannson and Joe Parmet both swam the 500 free and Gabe Hunnicutt represented in the 100 back. 

For those swimmer who have qualified for post season, their season will continue at this weekends North Sectionals. Representing Melrose will be Jos Baranyi in the 50 and 100 free, Ben Terentiyev in the 200IM and 100 breast and Melrose’s three relay teams: the 400 free, 200 free and 200 medlay.