KRHS swimmers excel

27 Dec 2019 | 05:11

The 5th Annual Joan Rusby Memorial Swim Meet, held at Kittatinny Regional High School, was one of school's largest meets yet with 230 athletes and 456 entries from the 9 participating schools.

Thirty-two Cougar swimmers participated. Out of the 64 Splashes, there were 17 first-ever swims, with 31 Career Best Times, 11 Top-3 finishes (with 5 First Places), and 24 Sussex County Championship and 21 HWS Championship times earned.

First Place finishes were earned by Jake Riva (200 IM, 100 Free); Clare Schwartz (100 Fly, 500 Free); and Billy Ruddy (500 Free). Other Top-3 Places were swum by Alyssa Amorim (3rd in the 500 Free); Hannah Calderon (3rd in the 100 Free and 100 Back); Josh Langley (2nd in the 200 Free); Billy Ruddy (2nd in the 100 Fly); and Tyler Sweatt (2nd in the 50 Free). There was a total of 24 ribbon (Top 12) earners.Career Best Times/Personal Bests (from KRHS database) were earned by Ashley Bode (-11.07 in her 200 Free); Mikayla Cooke (-1.51 in her 50 Free); Courtney DeCiuceis (-0.22 in her 50 Free); Regan DeJager (-0.79 in her 50 Free); Arianna Diani (-0.71 in her 50 Free, -1.42 in her 100 Free); Taseem Ismajloski (-5.20 in his 50 Free); Haley Kriege (-0.63 in her 50 Free); Josh Langley (-1.35 in his 200 Free, -0.71 in his 100 Fly); Aniella Morgan (-25.71 in her 100 Fly, -20.00 in her 100 Back); Bridget O’Keefe (-0.65 in her 50 Back*); Nora O’Keefe (-4.38 in her 50 Free); Jake Riva (-0.58 in his 50 Back*); Molly Riva (-1.51 in her 100 Back); Joel Rivera (-6.36 in his 50 Free, -10.64 in his 100 Free); Freddie Robins (- 0.48 in his 100 Fly, -0.90 in his 100 Free*); Billy Ruddy (-0.91 in his 100 Fly, -0.44 in his 500 Free); Clare Schwartz (-3.27 in her 100 Fly, -5.25 in her 500 Free); Emma Waldron (-0.74 in her 100 Back); Aiden Wesighan (-4.08 in his 50 Free, -5.81 in his 100 Free); Lindsey White (-2.12 in her 50 Free, -7.26 in her 100 Free); and Alexa Zupkay (-0.08 in her 50 Free).

*Relay Lead-Off