ELIZABETH, NJ - The Governor Livingston Girls swim team advance to 7-2 on the year with a 135-31 win over Elizabeth. Coach Closs was able to rest many of his elite swimmers and also mix in new events before Union County Championships this Sunday.
Julia Woo won the 50 free (28.22) and the 500 free (6:11.67) and sisters Indiana Curtis won the 100 fly (1:08.02) while Danielle Curtis won the 100 breast (1:25.58) to highlight a few.
The Lady Highlander swimmers will now turn their attention to the Union County Championships where they hope to repeat outstanding performances from a year ago. Top 3 podium UCC girl swimmers from GL in 2016 include; Sarah Montagna (3rd in the IM and 2nd in the 500 free), Bailey Gold (3rd in the 100 backstroke) and Ashlyn Shallcross (3rd in the 100 breast).
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Union County Championship Roster entries for GL
200 Medley Relay ( Sarah Montagna-back, Ashlyn Shallcross-breast, Bailey Gold- fly, Sarah Polizzi-free )
200 free ( Shannon Sieczka, Nicole Biegel, Aidan Donahue )
200 IM ( Ashlyn Shallcross, Sarah Montagna, Julia Woo )
50 Free (Indiana Curtis, Sarah Polizzi, Sena Hur )
100 fly ( Shannon Sieczka, Serena Shen, Bailey Gold )
100 free ( Indiana Curtis, Sarah Polizzi, Sena Hur )
500 free ( Jen Collins, Aidan Donahue, Sarah Montagna )
200 free relay ( Indiana Curtis, Nicole Biegel, Aidan Donahue, Sarah Polizzi )
100 back ( Serena Shen, Julia Woo, Bailey Gold )
100 breast ( Ashlyn Shallcross, Nicole Biegel, Jen Collins )
400 free relay ( Aidan Donahue, Sarah Montagna, Julia Woo, Bailey Gold )
Spotlight Swimmer of the Week - Senior Captain Ashlyn Shallcross
TAPinto: You are the fourth Shallcross sister to swim varsity for Governor Livingston and the third to be a Senior Varsity Captain for Coach Closs - does it feel like the end of an era to you ?
Ashlyn: It really does. I have been swimming since I was four years old and grew up watching my sisters compete. Swimming, especially for the Governor Livingston team, is always something that has been important to me. I'm sure that even when my swim career is over, the GL swim team will always be a memory that I can look back on and feel proud to have been part of.
TAPinto: The Union County Championships are coming up this Sunday - last year you and your team had probably the best GL Girls UCC meet in a long time - do you and the rest of the team feel confident again going into this year's UCC?
Ashlyn: I am very confident going into this year's Union County Championships. The GL Girls swim team has so many athletes that have been working really hard in preparation all season. I'm sure the team can perform just as well or even better than last year.