Tyler Hill Wins Twice At New York Boys High School State Championship

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Three different teams took home relay victories on Saturday at the 2017 New York high school boys swimming state championship. St. Anthony’s claimed the 200 medley relay in record setting fashion. The team of Conor RutiglianoMichael ChangAndrew Stange, and Justin Meyn posted a 1:33.32, just a tenth faster than Half Hollow Hills’ Dylan ChanAlex ParkEthan Tack, and Daniel Lee in 1:33.42. Both teams were under the old Federation record of 1:33.83 set by Ithaca in 2014.

Stange then won the 200 freestyle in 1:38.21. The senior edged Saratoga junior Zac Zwijacz (1:38.62) and Chaminade’s Christian Sztolcma (1:38.86) for the title.

Stange followed that up with a runner up finish in the 100 freestyle. Greeley’s Tyler Hill was first to the wall there with a 44.53. Brockport senior Brandon Amthor finished third (45.41). The entire top eight, and nine of the ten in the championship final were seniors. Seven of the ten swimmers in the B final were also seniors. With the rest juniors and only one sophomore in the mix, that event should look very different in coming years.

The 100 freestyle was just the first win of the day for Hill. He also topped the 100 backstroke in 49.01, again leading a large group of seniors. Chris O’Shea of Rocky Point was on his tail in 49.26 while Lourdes’ Christian Thomas (50.39) touched third.

A different trio stood atop the 50 freestyle podium. Watertown’s Maclean Crossley (20.38) won the event. Olean’s Seth Farrand (20.59) took second and Michael Tartakovsk of North Rockland (20.77) finished third.

O’Shea dominated the 100 buttefly in 48.76. Brooklyn Tech’s Elan Oumarov finished second (50.11) and Orry Zayit of Port Roslyn finished third with a 50.27.

Shoreham-Wading’s Jason Louser won the 100 breaststroke title with his 55.74. Hauppauge’s Jack Casey claimed runner up honors in 56.16 and Lewis senior Evan Zhang (56.24) was third.

New Bro’s Andrew Babyak (4:26.26) and Fordham Prep’s Spencer LaFata (4:29.62) both finished under 4:30 as the topped the 500 freestyle. In 4:32.37 Ithaca senior Jamie Lovette snagged bronze.

The 200 IM went to Half Hollow Hill’s Park in 1:50.28. Louser (1:51.17) and Fordham Prep’s Nick Torres (1:51.38) completed the podium.

West Islip’s Patrick Carter won the 1 meter diving with a score of 580.05. Ossining’s Alec DeCaprio was second with 538.75 points and Shenendehowa’s Nick Lydon (521.80) placed third.

Half Hollow Hills’ Lee, Tack, Chan and Park swam a 1:25.27 to win the 200 freestyle relay, just .03 faster than Long Beach’s Shane MorrisMatthew CannonRyan Aroesty, and Troy Morris in 1:25.30. To end the meet Fordham Prep then claimed the 400 freestyle relay in 3:06.14 with the team of Steven Amato, Torres, Spencer LaFata, and Aristides Speres.

Full results available here.

3 Comments

3 comments

  1. D.j. Volo

    200 Free Relay was insane! Great swims by both teams

  2. Chong H. Park

    This is an afterthought coverage. It happened yesterday. Why post at all?

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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