What better time to watch swimming than in the midst of a raging snowstorm?
Colonial Corner Sports captured highlights of the February 2014 state sectional semifinals, where the Morristown High School boys out-swam Randolph and the girls defeated Morris Knolls to earn a trip to the state finals.
Girls highlights include a 200 medley relay win by Shannon Crowley, Emma Piascik, Bianca Karpinski and Maya Garragher.
Maya won again in the girls 200 individual medley. In the girls 50 freestyle, it was Bianca’s turn. Shannon took top honors in the 100 backstroke, and Emilie Breslin won the 100 meter freestyle.
Emma, Maya and Michaela Phelan finished one-two-three in the 100 meter breaststroke.
“It’s always good to contribute points that were used to win the States,” Emma, a freshman, told Jake Goldberg of Colonial Corner Sports.
“It was our last time swimming in the pool here, so it’s pretty sad,” said senior Mary Reilly.
Donna Gelegonya, the girls swimming coach, said her swimmers “really came through when we needed them to.”
In the boys 50 meter freestyle, Michael Crowley swam to victory. Matthew Critchley won the 100 butterfly, and the 100 backstroke went to Michael Macchia. It was Mark Beston winning the 100 breaststroke.
Mark and Michael also were part of the winning 400 freestyle relay, along with Brian Honicky and James Viotto.
“They definitely worked as a team,” boys swimming coach Bobby Sparano told Jake.
“I’m really proud of the depth we have on this team,” added senior Ryan Miller. “Swimming’s just a team effort.”
Junior Alexander Hedge summed it up best: “I would just like to say, we swam. And we swam well.”