High School State Swimming Championships: New Jersey

SEWELL, New Jersey, March 6. SIX state records–including three from one relay team–were taken down at the New Jersey State Meet March 3-4 at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology.

The Hillsborough quartet of senior Jacquelynn Parker, freshman Julieyanna Parker, junior Lindsay Temple and senior Rachel Stoddard lowered state records in all three relays to highlight the girls' races. The quartet posted times of 1:45.72 in the 200 medley, 1:35.31 in the 200 free and 3:28.32 in the 400 free relay.

Atlantic City senior Colleen Callahan erased the state record in the 200 IM with her 2:00.72. She also collected a victory in the 100 breast (1:01.78). Caroline Baldwin, a junior at Westfield, claimed titles in both the 50 free (23.28) and 100 back (55.49), as did Ingrid Shu, a freshman at The Pingry School, in the 100 and 200 free (50.70 and 1:49.19).

Taylor Worrell, a junior at Rancocas Valley, posted a winning 4:54.36 in the 500 free. Montgomery senior Hannah Matheson sped to a first place 55.59 in the 100 fly and Atlantic City junior Logan McHenry put together 513.60 points for her diving title.

Two seniors lowered state records in their final high school competition. Audubon-Collingswood's Andy Schueler tied the mark in the 100 breast with his 55.66, and Ocean Township's Sam Lynch set the new standard in the 100 back at 48.62.

The Pingry School swept the freestyle relays. The quartet of sophomores Sebastian Lutz, Jamie Finnegan and Kamau Holston, with senior anchor Will La Costa, combined for a 1:25.87 in the 200 free relay. Senior Dorian Allen came on board with Lutz, Finnegan and LaCosta for a 3:10.54 triumph in the 400 free relay. Shawnee's squad of James Elmendorf, Alex Mesisca, Jon Burkett and Bryan Mattingly captured the 200 medley relay with their 1:35.08. Lutz claimed an individual title in the 50 free (20.98).

Picking up individual wins were Zach Molloy of Toms River North (100 free, 45.98); Terry Li, a senior at North Valley Demarest (200 free, 1:38.65); John Nunez, a sophomore at Paramus Catholic (500 free, 4:30.66); Nick Marks, a senior at Gloucester Catholic (100 fly, 49.23) and Dylan Sali, a senior at Bridgewater-Raritan (200 IM, 1:51.00).

In the separate diving competition, Lewis School freshman Kristen Hayden emerged victorious with his score of 471.05 points.