New Providence Swimming: David Hua Breaks Records at Union County Swimming Championships; Wirth and Kudryshova First Place Finishes

Credits: John Mooney

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The New Providence girls swim team came in third and the boys team came in fourth at the Union County Championship at Rutgers University in New Brunswick Sunday.

David Hua placed first in 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, breaking the meet record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.31 [beating his own record set last year at 21.54]. He also tied the meet record in 100 freestyle with a time of 46.75.

Erica Wirth placed first in the 200 Yard Freeestyle (1:53.22) and 500 Yard Freestyle (4:57.72). She also anchored the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team that placed first along with Sophia Kudryashova, Sara Misiukiewicz, Jamie Riffiel (3:35.79).

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Sophia Kudryshova placed first in 100 Yard Freestyle (51.99.2) and second in the 50 Yard Freestyle (24.28). 

Sara Misiukewicz placed second in the 200 Yard Individual Medley (2:13.72) and third in 100 Yard Butterfly (58.86). 

The New Providence girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay team placed second with a time of  1:40.05 and the New Providence boys 400 Yard Relay team placed third with a time of  3:24.70.

Girls Team scores: 1 - Scotch Plains-Fanwood - 440, 2 - Westfield - 309, 3 - New Providence - 237, 4 - Oak Knoll - 214, 5 - Gov. Livingston 193, 6 - Summit - 184, 7 - Kent Place - 145. 

Boys Team scores: 1 - Westfield 465, 2 - Scotch Plains-Fanwood 419, 3 -Summit 237, 4 - New Providence 234, 5 - Gov. Livingston 199, 6 - Oratory 154

The State also released the brackets for the boys and girls swimming tournament, seeded no. 2 in Central Group, Group C, both Pioneers girls and boys teams will have a bye to the Sectional Semifinals. 

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