SEWELL – The 2017-18 swimming season has ended for the boys and girls teams at Morristown High School, but Donna Gelgonya’s Colonials raced in the state final in 10 of the last 22 events of the season.
In this weekend’s NJSIAA Meet of Champions, it was Morristown’s Grace Miller who had the program’s high-finish, as the sophomore finished in second place in the state in the 500-yard distance race with a time of 4:56.95. Ocean City’s Maggie Wallace won the event by 10 seconds in establishing a new meet record.
It wasn’t Miller’s only top five finish of the day. In fact, there were two more. She took fourth in the 200-yard freestyle event – one also won by Wallace – with a time of 1:51.24. In addition, the relay team that included her, Emily Skilton, Meghan Crowley, and Annalise Webber in the 4x200 free relay squad that finished in 5th at 1:38.51.
Webber and Skilton each took 11th in their respective 50 and 100 freestyle events, with Webber clocking in at 24.25 and Skilton at 52.94.
On the boys side, Morristown’s best performance came in the 4x200 free relay, where the quartet of Dennis DeLargy, Patric Hyland, Justin Viotto, and Tommy Cromie registered a time of 1:28.10 to take fifth.
DeLargy, Viotto, Cromie, and Zack Crowe took eighth place in the longer 4x400 event with a mark of 3:13.99.
Individually, Viotto took eighth in New Jersey in the long-distance 500 free event with a 4:40.36 for Morristown’s only Top 10 finish on the boys circuit.
Crowe also registered a top 15 finishing by putting up a 1:58.42 to finish fifteenth in the 200 individual medley.
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