Jake Newmark Sets Record as Saint Anthony’s Defends New York Boys State Title

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The 2020 New York Federation Boys Swimming and Diving Championships took place on March 7 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, N.Y.

Garden City’s Jake Newmark set a new meet, NYSPHSAA, and New York Federation record in the 200 free with a time of 1:35.88. Saint Anthony also broke NYSPHSAA marks in the 4×50 free relay (1:24.33) and 4×100 free relay (3:05.88).

Click HERE for full results and team scores.

Top 5 Team Scores:

  1. Saint Anthony’s – 219
  2. Fordham Prep – 210
  3. Chaminade – 180
  4. Pittsford – 174.5
  5. Xavier – 147

Pittsford’s Aaron Kusch (24.87), Jacob Novozhenets (27.04), Neil Mortimer (22.26), and Liam Murphy (20.19) began the meet by winning the opening 4×50 medley relay in 1:34.36. Xavier was right behind in 1:34.52 for second place while Brooklyn Technical took third in 1:35.37.

Newmark, who has committed to Wisconsin, dominated the 200 free to defend his title. The senior won in 1:35.88, breaking the previous meet and NY Federation record of 1:36.19. Saint Anthony’s William Swartwout also broke the 1:40 barrier in 1:38.93 for second while Comsewogue’s Jake Vecchio placed third in 1:41.70.

After earning the silver in the 200 IM last year, Great Neck South’s Justin Whang grabbed the gold this season after winning the event in a final time of 1:51.12. The runner-up spot went to Miller Place’s Henry Shemet in 1:51.75 while Dansville’s Aidan Kreiley secured bronze in 1:52.01.

Saint Francis Prep’s Sandon Karinsky splashed-and-dashed his way to the state title in the 50 free, clocking in at a quick 20.81. Right behind him was Sewanhaka’s Jake Ang in second with a time of 20.91 followed closely by TJ Bearor of Queensbury in 20.99.

Bloomfield’s Alex Kenyon dove to first on the 1-meter board for the second year in a row, finishing with a final score of 515.45 for the win. Peekskill’s Ioannais Schattman placed second with a total of 510.20 points while Fox Lane’s Reid Gerken took third with a score of 504.40.

Albany Academy’s Bryce Henkel flew to the top of the podium in the 100 fly, touching the wall in 49.43 as the first of five swimmers to crack the 50-second barrier in what proved to be a tight race. Saint Francis Prep’s Sandon Karinsky (49.47) and Comsewogue’s Jake Vecchio (49.51) completed the top three.

Chaminade’s Nicholas Shopis sprinted to the gold medal in the 100 free, stopping the clock in a swift 45.45 to win by over a half-second. Chenango Valley’s Eli Lan Fear was the runner-up with a time of 46.02 while Watertown’s Nathaniel Carlos finished third in 46.06.

Newmark added the 500 free gold medal to his hardware collection after also claiming the 200 free win, powering home in 4:23.24 to win the event for the second-straight year. Second place went to Murphy in 4:29.27 while Our Lade of Lourdes’ Michael Faughnan took third in 4:30.32.

Saint Anthony’s Christopher Stange (21.27), Mark Owens (20.94), Matthew McManus (21.68), and Swartwout (20.44) joined forces to win the 4×50 free relay in 1:24.33, taking down the previous NYSPHSAA record of 1:24.54 set in 2010. Chaminade was second in 1:25.12 and Fordham Prep was third in 1:26.45.

Swartwout powered home to a win in the 100 back, cruising to the wall in a final time of 50.27 for the state title. Monroe Woodbury’s Liam Allen took second in 50.76 as Rondout Valley’s Bryan Chorzempa wound up in third place with a time of 50.90.

Dansville’s Aidan Kreiley, who is headed to Louisville this fall, won the 100 breast by over a full second with an official time of 55.03. Baldwinsville’s Nicholas Schultz (56.14) and Fordham Prep’s Jack Kelly (56.35) finished second and third, respectively.

Saint Anthony’s Stange (46.64), Owens (46.66), McManus (47.71), and Swartwout (44.87) concluded the meet with a bang as they won the 4×100 free relay in 3:05.88, breaking the NYSPHSAA record of 3:06.61 set in 2018. Chaminade was second in 3:06.09 and Pittsford took third in 3:07.35.

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Thomas A. Small
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Kathie Egloff
3 years ago

Congratulations to them all, Especially Nathanial Carlos!!