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.
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.