CRANFORD, NJ - Governor Livingson’s Girls Swimming started the new year off in the right lane with a successful evening Friday night at the Cranford pool winning 104-66.
The girls placed first in all but two events. The 200 free was a neck and neck race with Kate Curran keeping pace with Cranford’s leader. A last 25 yard final sprint by Curran brought in an exciting first place finish to set the tone for the rest of the meet.
Claire Kim had an impressive second place finish in the 100 backstroke adding valuable points for the team as well as helping the team place second in the 200 medley relay.
As she headed to the finish with almost a full lap lead, Reva Sathe glided to the wall and a first place finish making the 500 free look easy.
The loudest cheers came from both competing teams as freshman Grace Charbonneau swam the final leg of the 200 freestyle relay. Grace is a member of the Special Olympic team the SeaHawks where she swims and plays volleyball. Her sideline ear to ear smile shows how much she enjoys being a part of the Highlander high school spirit.
Other first place finishers included Ava Biegel in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, Caroline Kolmodin in the 50 and 100 freestyle, Danielle Curtis in the 100 breaststroke, the 200 free relay team comprised of Kate Curran, Taylor Rooney, Phoebe Kim and Caroline Kolmodin and the 400 medley relay team made up of Caroline Kolmodin, Ava Biegel, Ella Ferrigno and Kate Curran.