MORRISTOWN – Some 12 schools from Morris County – perhaps a preview of the upcoming Morris County Tournament – descended on Morristown High School on Saturday for the U & Me swimming invitational.
And when all was said and done, the host Colonials won the team tiles on the boys and girls side.
The Morristown boys edged Randolph with 180 points compared to the Rams’ 177.5, while the girls destroyed all competition by racking up 366 team points, more than doubling up nearest challenger Roxbury.
The girls team won six of the meet’s 11 events, including a sweep of all three relay races. Grace Miller won two individual races in the middle distances – 200m and 400m – while Emily Skilton headed a 1-2-3 Morristown sweep of the 100m freestyle, finishing ahead of teammates Sophie Thomsen and Meghan Crowley with a time of 59.94.
Skilton also took runner-up honors in the 50m freestyle sprint race to add to the Colonials total.
In a much more competitive boys competition, Morristown only won four of U & Me’s 11 races, but received individual titles from Tommy Cromie in the 200m inter-medley race and Justin Viotto in the 400m freestyle. Cromie nearly won the 100m butterfly race as well, but was edged out by Mount Olive’s Brennan Hammond by 2.7 seconds.
Next up for the Colonials is Chatham on Tuesday January 16 at 4pm. Both teams will face the Cougars at home.
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