KITTATINNY, NJ - The Sparta Girls and Boys Swim Teams split against United Newton Lenape Valley (UNLV). The girls won 95-75 to improve their record to 4-1-0 and the boys lost 105-63 to decline to 3-2.  The Sparta girls took a small lead in the beginning of the meet and never relinquished it.

In the first half, the meet was close, but in the second half with a 1-2 finish in the 500 free followed by a first place finish in the 200 free relay and a 1-2 finish in the 100 Back and the girls took a resounding lead that UNLV could not overcome.

The Sparta boys were unable to overcome the undefeated UNLV team. The combined UNLV team more than twice the size of Sparta’s boys with a great deal of talent.  The Spartans could not penetrate UNLV’s lead, despite some great swims by Sparta.

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The Sparta Girls

200 Medley Relay:            1. Bridget Hilgendorff, Lindsay Rippey, Alexis Faria, Chloe Rippey

200 Free:                            1. Hilgendorff

200 IM:                               1.Chloe Rippey,

50 Free:                1. Katya Jouravlev, 2. Emily Bettano

100 Fly:                               1. Alexis Faria, 2. Lindsay Rippey

100 Free:                            2. Jouravlev

500 Free                             1. Faria, 2. Bettano

200 Free Relay                  1. Jouravlev, Johnson, Bettano, Lindsay Rippey

100 Back                             1. Hilgendorff, 2. Emily Johnson

100 Breast                          1. Chloe Rippey, 3. Lindsay Rippey

400 Free Relay                  1. Chloe Rippey, Bettano, Hilgendorff, Faria.

The Sparta Boys:

200 Medley Relay             2. Ben Lee, Chris Rudel, Tim Johnson, Peter Valario

200 Free:                            2. Lee

200 IM:                               2. Rudel

50 Free:                3. Valerio

100 Fly:                               1. Tim Johnson 3. Cullen Walsh

100 Free:                            2. Valerio

500 Free                             2. Walsh

200 Free Relay                  2. Lee, Michael Tartaglia, Donahue, Walsh

100 Back                             2. Tim Johnson

100 Breast                          1. Rudel, 3. Tartaglia

400 Free Relay                  2. Rudel, Walsh, Valerio, Johnson


The Spartans are up again this week against Jefferson on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m.