Hasbrouck Heights' Hernandez Takes Top Spot at County Swim Championships

Swimmer Abby Hernandez at the start of the backstroke in a meet earlier this summer at Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Swimmer Ryan Ng swims Freestyle in a meet earlier this summer at Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Swimmer Emilia Coleman swim the Breaststroke in a meet earlier this summer at Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

HILLSDALE, NJ -  Abby Hernandez of the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club took home first, second and third place trophies in the 2017 New Jersey Pool Managers Championship meet, held at the Stonybrook Swim Club Saturday morning.  The preliminary rounds were held earlier in the week at various pools throughout the league.

Ryan Ng, also representing Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club, was the only other Heights swimmer to make the finals, coming in sixth in the 11-12-year-old boys 50-meter Freestyle, with a time of 33.11 seconds.  Ng failed to qualify for the finals in the boys 11-12 100-meter Individual Medley, coming in 12th with a time of 1:28.57, and in the 11-12 boys 50-meter Breaststroke, coming in 10th with a 45.55 time.

Hernandez captured a first in the girls 11-12 50-meter Backstroke, turning over a time of 35.81.   That followed a third-place finish in the 11-12 girls 50 Freestyle, finishing in a time of 31.84.  She concluded her championship day triple with a second place in the 11-12 girls Butterfly, with a 34.68 time in the final. 

Emilia Coleman was the third town swim club member to swim at the championships. She narrowly missed qualifying for the finals in the 11-12 girl’s Individual Medley, coming in seventh, with a time of 1:23.11.  She finished 12th in the 11-12 50-meter Breaststroke with a time of 1:23.11. Her time of 37.63 was also good for 12th place in the qualifying round of the Butterfly. 

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