MORRISTOWN, NJ – A number of Morristown High School girls swimmers received All-America recognition for their times in the 2018-19 season.
Senior Grace Miller swam the 59th-fastest time in the nation in the 500 freestyle in 4:53.20, qualifying her as an All-American swimmer for the second year in a row. Miller, senior Annie Webber and 2019 graduates Emily Skilton and Nicole Barkemeyer swam the 100th-fastest time in the nation in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:30.00, qualifying them as an All-American group.
Skilton will be swimming at Holy Cross next year, while Barkemeyer continues her swimming career at Boston College.
The girls’ 200 free relay missed earning All-America status by about .4 seconds, and Miller missed out in the 200 freestyle by less than .1 seconds.
The Colonials had a strong season in the water, reaching the NJSIAA Public A state semifinals before falling to Cherry Hill East in a close meet, 86-84.
Morristown (12-2) won its fourth state sectional title, defeating Montclair, 113-57, in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group A final in Wayne. The girls’ swimming team won the county title for the first time since 1999.
At the Meet of Champions back in March, both relay teams came in first and Miller won the 500 freestyle and placed fourth overall in the 200 freestyle.