West Hartford Athletes on Campus: Ustjanauskas Sets Two Records

A weekly roundup of the best from former West Hartford scholastic athletes who are now competing in college.

Jessie Ustjanauskas. Photo courtesy of the William & Mary Athletics Department
Jessie Ustjanauskas. Photo courtesy of the William & Mary Athletics Department

Another terrific week for West Hartford athletes.

Jessie Ustjanauskas (Hall High ‘12), a sophomore on the William & Mary women’s swimming team, turned in an impressive performance against the University of Richmond on Jan. 12. Indeed, the former Warrior set two school dual meet records with a victorious and second-place performances the butterfly competitions.  She won the 200 fly in 2:04.13, and took second in the 100 fly in 56.68, according to the Tribe’s website.  Ustjanauskas also swam the fly leg of the top 200 medley relay that won in 1:46.57, helping the squad to a thrilling 151-143 victory. ... Sara Binkhorst, a junior on the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team, scored a career-high 32 points against Hamilton on Jan. 18, leading the Polar Bears to a come-from-behind 71-65 overtime victory. The former Warrior’s 32 points is the most by a Bowdoin player since 2005. According to the Bowdoin athletic department’s website, Binkhorst went 9-15 from the field, including two three-pointers, and she connected on 12-15 free throws to reach her career high. She fueled an 11-point comeback with six minutes left in regulation. In overtime, Binkhorst scored nine points, outscoring her opponents alone. Her performance comes on the heels of a 15-point effort in a 69-55 loss to Williams on Jan. 17. She now ranks second on the team in scoring with 12.4 points per game, helping lead the Polar Bears to a 15-2 record on the year. … Haley Sinatro (Conard High ‘12), a sophomore on the Penn State women’s swimming and diving team, won the 100 breaststroke (1:06.99) and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team (1:45.28) in a meet against Villanova on Jan. 17. She also placed fourth in the 100 free (52.72) to help the Nittany Lions to 166-118 victory. … Greg Youngstrom (Conard High ‘12), a sophomore on the Keene State men’s swimming and diving team, continues to have a sterling season for the Owls, winning the 50 free in 21.48 in a meet against Connecticut College on Jan. 15. He placed second in the 100 free in 48.71 and was a member of the winning 400 free and 200 medley relay teams. … Eliza Maciag (Hall High ‘13), a first-year on the Trinity College women’s swimming team, won the 50 free in 25.69 and placed second in the 1000 free in 11:13.71 against Brandeis on Jan. 18. She was also a member of the winning 400 medley and 400 free relay teams. The Bantams won the meet 138-71. … Emily Corrales (Conard High ‘13), first year on the University of New England women’s ice hockey team, had an assist in a 5-2 loss to Franklin Pierce on Jan. 17. Corrales is tied for first on the team with 8 goals and is second on the squad with 13 points. … Kywane Thomas (Northwest Catholic ‘12), a sophomore on the Rivier University men’s basketball team, is averaging 8.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game for the Raiders. He scored a career-high 21 points against Endicott College on Nov. 23. … Tyler Huffman (Northwest Catholic ‘12), a sophomore guard on the Clark University men’s basketball team, scored 10 points in a 63-60 loss to the Coast Guard Academy on Jan. 18.

West Hartford Athletes on Campus is a (hopefully) weekly feature that summarizes the best of what's going on with former town scholastic athletes who are now competing in college athletics. If you know of a former West Hartford scholastic athlete who is now competing at the collegiate level, please let me know at ted.glanzer@patch.com.


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