Relay Teams Lead Strong Summit H.S. Girls Showing at Season-Ending Swimming 'Meet of Champions'

From left, Summit's Emma Claus, Julia Bligh, Kaitlyn Hersch, and Natalie Wisniewski.

SEWELL, NJ - In the final meet of the year -- featuring more than 130 teams -- members of the Summit High School Girls Varsity Swim Team competed at the prestigious Meet of Champions (MOC) at the Gloucester Institute of Technolgy.

The Hilltopper 200 Medley and 200 Free Relay Teams each swam tremendously, putting up setting season-best times with 200 Free Relay contingent also posting a new school record.

In preliminaries, the girls 200 Medley Relay Team of Julia Bligh (Backstroke), Emma Claus (Breaststroke), Kaitlyn Hersch (Butterfly) and Natalie Wisniewski finished 20th overall to qualify for the C final. The quartet swam a season's best time of 1:52.69.

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Hersch, the only individual swimmer from the Summit girls team to qualify for the MOC, put up a 1:00.16 in 100 fly to finish 33rd overall.

The Hilltopper 200 Free Relay Team of Wisniewski, Bligh, Claus and Hersch swam to an impressive 10th place, dropping over a half of a second to finish in the B Final with a 1:41.04. The new time broke the school record that they set at the Union County Championships less than a month ago.  

During the Finals, the girls finished 23rd in the 200 Medley Relay and 13th in the 200 Free Relay.

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