Boys Swimming: GL Surges Past New Providence to Advance to Sectional Finals

WARREN, NJ - In front of a packed house Monday night in Warren, the Governor Livingston Boy’s Swim team beat their rivals from New Providence, 111.5 to 58.5 in the Central Jersey Sectional Semifinals. In a total team effort from start to finish, the Highlanders dominated moving them into the Sectional Finals Thursday afternoon in Neptune NJ. 
From the outset, the home team put pressure on the Pioneers, taking first and third in the 200 Medley Relay and taking an early 10-4 advantage.  The quartet of Ellis Sartorio, Killian Quinn, Declan Feely, and Jason Paprocki set a new team record in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:41.68.  Jack O’Halloran and Dylan Wallace finished 1, 2 in the 200 freestyle event stretching the lead to 13. Tristan Cahill of New Providence just touched out Matt Zarrelli in the 200 Individual Medley in a time of 2:04.53. 
In the 50 freestyle, Quinn finished first, followed by Jason Wong, and Paprocki pushing the home team ahead by 25. Evan Kavanaugh finished first in the 100 Butterfly for the Pioneers with a 56.21, but the Highlanders countered taking the next three spots to extend the lead to 27.  The 100 freestyle event again showed a total team effort with GL finishing in the top 3 spots.  Paprocki won the event followed closely by Duytam Vu and Wong
The home team would again set a GL record in the 200 freestyle relay. Quinn, Feely, Wong, and Paprocki set the new record finishing in a blistering 1:31.31. Sartorio used a strong final turn and surged to finish first just ahead of Cahill in the 100 Backstroke. 
In the end, the GL boys beat their rivals, 111.5 to 58.5 ending New Providence's  hope of repeating as sectional champions.  
The Highlanders will move to the sectional finals for the first time in many years to face Lawrence High School.  The meet will take place Thursday afternoon February 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Neptune Aquatic Center.  Lawrence (11-2) beat Red Bank earlier today 119-51 and is the top seed in the section.  The second seeded Highlanders (7-3) will need another top team effort if they want a chance to earn the school’s first state title. 

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