NEWTON, NJ – Sparta High School swim teams went up against the Newton Lenape Valley high school varsity team in the Kittatinny pool on Thursday. 

The Spartan woman finished over Newton 86-84. 

  • The 200 meter Medley team of Bridget Hilgendorff, Chloe Rippey, Alexis Faria and Carissa Song took first.
  • Miranda Dollar took first in the 200 meter Freestyle.
  • Rippey took first in the 200 meter I Medley.
  • Faria finished first in 50 meter Freestyle and 500 meter Freestyle.
  • Doller took first in 100 meter Butterfly.
  • Hildgendorff finished first in 100 meter Freestyle and second in 100 meter Backstroke.

The boys were beaten by the NLV team 116-52.  In many races there was only one Spartan facing three opposition swimmers.

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  • Chris Smith, Jack Maldonado, Abraham LaBelle and Will Englehardt took second in the 200 meter Medley Relay and the 400 meter Freestyle Relay.
  • Smith took second in the 100 meter Backstroke.
  • LaBelle finished first in the 100 meter Breaststroke.

This is the first season for senior Ryan Ryerson.  He was the only Spartan in the pool for the 500 meter Freestyle, taking third place.

The teams will next compete against Pope John on January 9.