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St. Anthony’s brought home the New York High School State title. Fordham Prep was second, followed by Half Hollow Hills.
Top five team finishers:
St. Anthony’s (184)
Fordham Prep (172)
Half Hollow Hills (148)
St. Anthony’s started off the day with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of backstroker Tyler Meyers, breaststroker Michael Chang, butterflier Andrew Stange and freestyler Sean Cannon touched in 1:34.09, just missing the New York record of 1:33.83. Half Hollow Hills posted a time of 1:35.74 to take second, and Hamburg rounded out the top three with a time of 1:34.98.
In the 200-yard freestyle, Ithaca’s Kevin Miller took first place with a time of 1:38.87. Spencer LaFata of Fordham Prep touched second in 1:40.52. Brockport’s Brandon Amthor followed in 1:40.94 to round out the top three.
The day’s third event, the 200-yard individual medley, was particularly close. Half Hollow Hills’ Alex Park took gold in the race, posting a time of 1:51.21. He edged out Matthew Zugibe of North Rockland by one-hundredth of a second. Shaker senior William Matz finished in third with a time of 1:51.61.
Jamestown’s Matthew Marsh sprinted to a win in the 50-yard freestyle. He posted a time of 20.62. Cannon finished second in 20.92. Maclean Crossley of Watertown touched third, posting a time of 20.95.
In diving, West Islip’s Patrick Carter brought home the title with 528.40 points. He was followed by Brighton’s Corey Neas and Mexico Academy’s Noah Galluzzo.
Brighton’s Noah Stevens touched first in the 100-yard butterfly. He touched in 48.86 to win by over a second. The senior was followed by Brooklyn Technical’s Elan Oumarov, who touched in 50.08. Liam Egan of Rye-Blind Brook-Rye Neck took third in 50.46.
Marsh won his second individual event of the day in the 100-yard freestyle, posting a time of 45.51. Liverpool’s Nick Burdo followed in 45.67, and Tyler Hill of Horace Greeley rounded out the top three with a time of 45.95.
Next was the long distance event of the day, the 500-yard freestyle. Lafata won in 4:27.03, edging out Miller, who finished in 4:27.74. Scarsdale’s Josh Hendell touched third in 4:33.52.
Half Hollow Hills took the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:25.94, edging out Brockport. The team of Harrison Tack, Justin Chang, Dylan Chan and Alex Park touched in 1:25.94. Brockport posted a time of 1:26.19 and Shaker finished third in 1:26.47.
Hill picked up a state title in the 100-yard backstroke, touching in 50.08. Fordham Prep’s Nicholas Torres finished second in 51.21, and Rocky Point’s Christopher O’Shea took third with a time of 51.23.
Stevens picked up another win in the 100-yard breaststroke, posting a time of 54.95. North Rockland’s Matthew Zugibe and Evan Zhang of Francis Lewis tied for second in 55.62.
The meet ended with the 400-yard freestyle relay. Fordham Prep took the race in 3:05.67. The team consisted of Aristides Speres, Alec Nicaj, Torres and LaFata. Ithaca took second in 3:07.03 and St. Anthony’s was third in 3:07.20.
Seventy teams scored points at the meet.