RANDOLPH, NJ- The 2019 Randolph Boys swim team swam their way past every one of their regular season opponents in 2019-20, claiming an 8-0 record and the title of Conference champions in the process.
The boys took on Park in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA State Playoffs recently, hoping to bounce back from finishing 3rd at counties.
“We knew at counties we weren't going to be able to pull off the win because we were missing a swimmer that was sick,” said coach Krystal Hoffmann. “They wanted to make sure they redeemed themselves, and they did just that with the win.”
The Rams certainly earned redemption, with a 94-76 win to advance to the semifinal round. And this time they had to do it with 2 sick swimmers. Randolph had five first place finishes in the
Andrew Matjucha with a time of 1:48.42
Aiden St. Peter with a time of 22.490
Daniel Dubij with a time of 0:49.52
Jonathon Saltos with a time of 0:57.76
Daniel Dubij with a time of 1:01.01
“I was amazed with how our outside lanes swam on Tuesday, they changed the pace of the meet,” said Hoffmann. “The boys have had a rough season with many sicknesses hitting us since December, so we hoped for a full bill of health at Semi-finals to give it our best shot in our match up against Montgomery.”
Unfortunately, being healthy may not have mattered, as the Rams faced a powerful team from Montgomery who ran away with almost every event, sinking the Rams for the first time this season.
“To come into this meet at 9-0, and Conference Champs, I couldn’t ask for more,” said coach Krystal Hoffmann. “They really pushed through obstacles with ease and worked hard. Regardless of what happened on Monday, they went out fighting and battling until the end.”