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Boys Swimming: Complete Team Effort Leads Gov. Livingston Past Union, 121-46

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Credits: Hannah Caminiti
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WARREN, NJ - Gov. Livingston boys swim team put together a total team effort in their 121-46 victory over Union High School Thursday in Warren. 

The all senior 200 Medley Relay team of Jack O’Halloran, Andrew DelDuca, Matt Zarrelli, and Jason Wong kicked off the night with a strong first place finish. 

Sophomore Dylan Wallace came up with a top swim, winning the 200 Individual Medley for the Highlanders, topping his brother Evan, who finished second and Wong took third in the event giving the home team a quick lead in the match. 

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GL would again take the top three spots in the 50 freestyle. This time, it was Jonathan Sternberg notching the team's point total, taking third behind winning swimmer Killian Quinn and O’Halloran taking second.  This was all sandwiched around Union’s top swimmer Kai Legband winning the 200 and 100 freestyle events. 

In the 500 freestyle, Declan Feely took first, followed by Dylan Wallace and a sharp effort for third place by Brett O’Brien. 

Coach David Closs utilized the full roster to gain a sweep in the 100 backstroke as well.  Duytam Vu finished first followed by Wong and DelDuca. Zarrelli took first in the 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly to complete the night with four first place finishes. 

In the final relay, GL finished in first second and third.  DelDuca, Evan Wallace, Jimmy Pitingolo, and O’Brien placed first, while the team of Sam Lee, Michael Bittner, Jack Siburn and Noam Rotenburg finished a close second. 

O’Halloran summed up the night for the Highlanders, “we have a lot of depth and it showed tonight, it was a real team effort.” 

The Highlanders (3-0) look to keep their winning ways next Thursday night at home against Oratory Prep. 

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