NEPTUNE, NJ - The girls swam with passion and drive, earned best times and Meet of Champion cuts, but that wasn’t enough to defend their Central Jersey, Group C sectional title Thursday night against Rumson Fair Haven in this championship match-up at the Neptune Aquatic Center.  Governor Livingston girls swim team fell short with a score of 96-74.  

While the result was not as Coach Closs would have liked, he was nevertheless very happy that the girls “swam their hearts out.”   Feeling the pressure of the strong competition, senior Danielle Curtis rose to the challenge and earned herself a career best time in the 100 breaststroke. Freshman Kate Curran also showed her strength for the team with a first place finish in the 200 freestyle.  

Coach Closs was excited that the girls added to their already impressive number of MOC cuts.  

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The girls 200 Free Relay team comprised of Caroline Kolmodin, Ava Biegel, Ashley Chang and Kate Curran qualified the team for a third relay Meet of Champions time cut and Caroline Kolmodin earned herself a second spot at MOCs for the 100 freestyle.  The three relay teams and individual MOC swimmers will head to GCIT for MOCs on February 29 and March 1st.  

Meet Results:

200 Medley Relay 2nd Ava Biegel, Danielle Curtis, Rachel Heeren and Caroline Kolmodin

200 Free: 1st Kate Curran, 4th Ashley Chang, 5th Ella Ferrigno

200 IM: 3rd Ava Biegel, 4th Danielle Curtis, 5th Rebekah Chuba 

50 Free:  1st Caroline Kolmodin, 4th Taylor Rooney, 6th Phoebe Kim 

100 Fly:  1st Rachel Heeren, 5th Claire Kim, 6th Victoria Mauri

100 Free:  2nd Caroline Kolmodin, 3rd Ashley Chang, 6th Taylor Rooney

500 Free:  1st Kate Curran, 4th Ella Ferrigno, 6th Ashley Kim

200 Free Relay:  2nd Caroline Kolmodin, Ava Biegel, Ashley Chang and Kate Curran

100 Back:  2nd Rachel Heeren, 3rd Ava Beigel, 5th Claire Kim

100 Breast:  2nd Danielle Curtis, 5th Rebekah Chuba, 6th Samantha Wallace

400 Free Relay 1st Kate Curran, Ashley Chang, Taylor Rooney and Rachel Heeren