FULL COVERAGE: NJ Swimming (Week 1)
Tuesday, Dec. 14
Morristown 99, Parsippany Hills 71
Matthew Ahlmeyer and Ryan Swift each captured two individual events in helped lead Morristown to a 99-71 win against Parsippany Hills. Swift won the 50m freestyle (26.64) and 100m freestyle (58.46) as well as swimming a leg in the 200m freestyle with teammate Michale Lopinto, Will Ashton and Austin Woodfinlevine (1:47.19). Ahlmeyer won the 100m butterfly (1:06.99) and 100m backstroke (1:07.41). Lopinto captured the 100m breaststroke (1:21.41) while Gregory Macchia captured the 200m freestyle with a 2:11.27.
Mendham 103, Pequannock 66
Mendham's Alin Kenworthy won two individual events and one relay to help lead Mendham past Pequannock, 103-66. Kenworthy won the 500m freestyle (4:52.5), the 100m backstroke (1:11.34) and swam the second leg of the 400m freestyle relay (4:17.3). For Pequannock, Jason McClure captured the 200m individual medley (2:31.1) and 100m breaststroke (1:20.0).
Thursday, Dec. 9
East Brunswick 86, North Brunswick 84
Anthony Steenvoorden won the 500 freestyle, Greg James won the 100 backstroke and the two combined with Mike Chen and Johan Higgins in the 400 freestyle relay to lead East Brunswick to a narrow win over rival North Brunswick on Wednesday. The Bears won just four events, but eked out the victory with several high finishes from second place down. Matt Burke led the way for North Brunswick by winning the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly, and swimming legs on the winning relay teams in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.
Somerville 110, Belvidere 44
Jared Kaplan was victorious in the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle, and swam on the winning 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay teams as Somverville topped Belvidere on Wednesday. Nigel Lane won the 500 freesyle and 100 backstroke, and was on the winning 200 medley relay team for Somerville. Andrew Craig won Belvidere's lone event with a victory in the 50 freestyle.
Tuesday, Dec. 7
Lawrenceville 99 St. Benedict's 70
Lawrenceville defeated St. Benedict’s 99-70 Monday night in Lawrence. Lawrenceville captured a first place in the majority of race classes. Mike Carter won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 22.4, and also took home a first place in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.5 for Lawrenceville. While teammate Brad Jokubaitis won the 200 IM in a time of 2:04.19 and was part of the winning 200-yard Freestyle relay with Carter, Korawad Chearavanont, and Patxi Elizalde in a time of 1:33.43. Gio Urquilla won the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke for St. Benedict's.