Gov. Livingston Swim Team MOC Qualifiers are Named Delicious Heights Highlander Athletes of the Week


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Eleven Gov. Livingston swimmers are heading to the NJSIAA Individual Swimming Meet of Champions (MOC) that begins March 4 at GCIT in Sewell. They have been named Delicious Heights Highlander Athletes of the week for reaching this pinnacle of accomplishments in their sport.

Sophomore Bailey Gold went undefeated in the 2016-17 dual meet regular season in 100 M fly and 100 M back and was the lone individual champion in the NJSIAA Group C semifinal meet against Haddonfield.

Gold met the MOC qualifying cut at the Union County Championships placing third overall in 100 M fly (59.16) and placing second overall in 100 M back (58.86, new school record). Gold capped off the team season by bringing home the individual championship titles for the Lady Highlanders in the NJSIAA Group C semifinal round against Haddonfield in both the 100 M fly (58.75, new school record) and 100 M back (1:00.62).  

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Gold is also part of the 200 M Medley Relay team along with senior Ashlyn Shallcross, senior Indiana Curtis, and junior Sarah Polizzi. This relay team placed second in the Group C semifinals and earned a Meet of Champions qualifying time at 1:53.05 and broke the all-time school record.

Senior Jack O'Halloran earned a Meet of Champions time in the 500 M freestyle at the Central Group C sectional finals, finishing with a time of 4:50.45. This first place finish added to the first place points to bring home the first ever boys sectional title for GL -- defeating Lawrence 92.5-77.5. He also swam to a second place finish in the highly competitive Union County Championships.

Senior Killian Quinn grabbed a first place finish at the sectional championships, swimming the 50 M free in 22.13. However, it was his second place Group C semifinal finish of 21.97 that sealed his spot at the MOC -- marking the second fastest 50 M free in GL History.

Also qualifying for the MOC were the 200 M Medley Relay team of senior Jason Wong, junior Jason Paprocki, senior Declan Feely, junior Ellis Sartorio in 1:41.68 and the 200 M Free Relay team of Quinn, junior Duytam VuWong, Paprocki in 1:31.58 -- both relay teams earned first place finishes in the Central Group C sectional championships.

Sophomore Griffin Brooks is returning to the Diving MOC to bring home the State Championship title for the second consecutive year. 

The MOC girls preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with the boys set to dive in at 2:30 p.m. The top 16 individuals and 24 relays in each event will advance to Sunday's finals.

Click on links below to view comments from the swimmers regarding their past, present and future:

Bailey Gold

Ashlyn Shallcross

Indiana Curtis

Sarah Polizzi

Jack O'Halloran

Killian Quinn

Jason Wong

Duylam Vu

Jason Poprocki

Declan Feely

Ellis Sartorio


Delicious Heights Highlander Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Delicious Heights, a family restaurant with three locations; Berkeley Heights, Bedminster and Basking Ridge, where it is part of the Basking Ridge County Club operating a public restaurant with outdoor dining, and acting as the banquet caterer, boasting a facility with panoramic views of the sprawling golf course. Visit our website, for weekly specials including Happy Hour specials from 3-6pm and daily featured dinner and lunch specials. Delicious Heights....where our only limitations are yours!

Delicious Heights is located at 428 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights. 908.464.3287; 285 Main Street in Bedminster. 908.234.1596; 185 Madisonville Road in Basking Ridge. 908.766.9499.

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