PERTH AMBOY, NJ - The Summit High School Boys Varsity Swim Team won its third consecutive NJSIAA State Sectional Championship -- and seventh in the past nine years -- by defeating Bernards 98-72 at the Raritan Bay YMCA. Having defended their Public C North 2 sectional title, the Hilltoppers will now face South Sectional winner Lacey on February 19 at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology. First splash is set for 6:30 p.m.

Summit's depth again proved decisive, with the boys from the 07901 leading wire-to-wire and claiming 11 top three finishes including six first-place finishes.

Top Summit finishers in each event included:

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200 Free  - Alex Jones in 1:49.85 (first place)

200 IM  - Will Hedges in 1:58.14 (first place)

50 Free - Harris Pollock (third place)

100 Fly - Matthew McGregor (second place)

100 Free - Alex Jones in 49.52 (first place)

500 Free - Bayley Buchanan (second place)

100 Back  - Will Kasemeyer (second place)

100 Breast - Will Hedges in 58.74 (first place)

Individual event winners for Bernards included:

Bryce Lukacsko (50 Free), Joe Kiel (100 Fly), Matt Snyder (500 Free), Ryan Schuller (100 Back)


200 Medley - Will Kasemeyer, Will Hedges, Matthew McGregor and Alex Jones in 1:38.96 (first place)

200 Free  - Jeffrey Vlass, Myroslav Suborov, Bayley Buchanan and Harris Pollock (second place) 

400 Free  - Matthew McGregor, Harris Pollock, Will Hedges and Alex Jones in 3:27.08 (first place)

The Gloucester County Institute of Technology is located at 1360 Tanyard Road in Sewell.