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Two Chatham Girls Swimming Relays Place at Meet of Champions

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Jackie Crater swam on both Chatham relays that placed fourth at the Meet of Champions Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chatham's medley relay team of Jackie Crater, Alicia Iizuka, Emily Gorham and Nicole Tingley placed fourth at the Meet of Champions Credits: TAP Chatham
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Emily Gorham and Nicole Tingley swam on both fourth-place relay finishes for Chatham at the Meet of Champions Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chatham senior Emily Gorham had four Top 10 finishes at the Meet of Champions Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chatham senior Alicia Iizuka touched eighth in the 100 breaststroke at the Meet of Champions Credits: TAP Chatham
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SEWELL, NJ - Chatham's medley relay and 400 free relay teams each placed fourth, and Emily Gorham finished in the top 10 in two individual events for the Lady Cougars at the NJSIAA girls swimming Meet of Champions held Sunday at Gloucester County Institute of Technology.

Chatham, which won its sixth NJSIAA Public B state championship in seven years last weekend, closed out its 2017 season with a strong showing at the MOC.

"We had really good swims across the board,' Chatham swim coach Frank DiGiacomo said. 

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Chatham's medley relay team of Jackie Crater, Alicia Iizuka, Gorham and Nicole Tingley touched fourth in 1:47.36 in the final. The Lady Cougar 400 free relay of Margaret Harrigan, Crater, Tingley and Gorham clocked 3:33.05 in placing fourth.

Gorham finished seventh in the 200 freestyle and tied for sixth in the 100 free with times of 1:53.07 and 52.11, respectively. Gorham tied Ocean City's Ryann Styer for sixth in the 100.

"Anytime you make the A final in an event it's an accomplishment and Emily Gorham did that in all four events she competed in," DiGiacomo said. 

Crater dropped two seconds off her personal best in the 500 free to finish 12th with a time of 5:09.4. The senior also ended 17th in the 100 backstroke in 59.16.

Alicia Iizuka finished eighth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.18.

 

 

 

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