Summit High Girls Swim Team Upsets Millburn to Reach Group Semis

The Summit High School Girls Swim Team has raced to the North 2, Group B semifinals.

MILLBURN, NJ - The fifth-seeded Summit High School Girls Swim Team traveled to Millburn and knocked the fourth-seeded Milers out of the NJSIAA tournament with a 94-76 victory. The win advances the Hilltoppers to the North 2, Group B semifinals.

Swimming before a packed house, Summit blasted out of the blocks with a 1-3 finish in the 200 Medley Relay. The first-place team of Julia Bligh, Kaitlyn Hersch, Abby Claus and Natalie Wisniewski were joined on the podium by the third-place unit of Kate Tully, Charlotte Greer, Sophie Reitz-Bouren and Daniela Ospina.

Greer's second-place finish in 200 Free with season best time 2:01.62 followed, with Emily Kostolansky close behind in third place.

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Hersch took second in 200 IM with season best time 2:16.32 and Bligh delivered another clutch third-place finish to give Summit the team score edge, 24-22.

Claus won 50 Free and Ospina grabbed third to buffer the lead to 33-29. The teams then split the points in 100 Fly with Hersch and Reitz-Bouren going 2-3.

Summit went 1-3-5 in 100 Free to extend lead slightly, Claus winning with a 54.00 and Greer delivering a season best 59.18. Ospina out-touched Millburn for critical fifth-place points making it 51-43.

Greer swam season best 5:20.30 for first place in 500 Free, but Millburn took second and third, then the Millers won the 200 Free relay. There were three events remaining, and the score was Summit 63, Millburn 61.

The Summit backstrokers then delivered a dynamic performance, going 1-2-3. Wisniewski's 102.34 led the way, with season best times from Bligh and Tully, who grabbed third. The finished generated 13 points for Summit to Millburn's 3.

Hersch then swam to a first-place finish in 100 Breast in season-best time of 1:11.01, then the 400 Free Relay team beat Millburn soundly -- as it has done to most of the teams it faced this season --  with Greer, Wisniewski, Hersch and Claus outpacing the second-place Millburn team by more than seven seconds to seal the win.

The third place relay finish from Tully, Kostolansky, Reitz-Bouren and Bligh was icing on the cake.

Summit's reward is a semifinal match-up against the number-one seed, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, February 14 at the Scotch-Plains Fanwood YMCA located at 1340 Martine Avenue.

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