WESTFIELD, NJ - Kicking off a week that sees the Summit High School Girls and Boys Swim Teams wading into the metaphorical deep end of the competition pool -- taking on Westfield and Scotch Plains-Fanwood in back-to-back meets -- both Hilltopper teams delivered spirited performances versus the Blue Devils but ended up suffering defeat.
The Boys fell to Westfield 105-65 while the Girls meet -- featuring two undefeated squads -- came down to the final event, but the Blue Devils emerged from the pool 91-79 winners.
The Boys are now 5-2 on their campaign while the Girls record stands at 6-1.
Summit Girls 79, Westfield 91
Top individual Summit performances included:
Dagny Donaldson -- 200 Free -- 2:00.27, first place
Emma Claus -- 50 Free -- 25.62, first place
Emma Claus -- 100 Breast -- 1:09.68, first place
Individual event winners for Westfield included Abby McKinney (200 IM, 100 Fly), Erin McAndrew (100 Free), and Lauren Lane (500 Free, 100 Back). The Blue Devils also won all three relays.
Summit Boys 65, Westfield 105
Westfield's depth proved decisive, with the Blue Devils winning decisively despite four Summit first-place finishes. Top individual Hilltopper performances included::
Alex Jones -- 200 Free -- 1:48.63, first place
Matthew McGregor -- 110 Fly -- 55.86, first place
Will Hedges -- 100 Free -- 50.66, first place
Alex Jones -- 500 Free -- 4:55,98, second place
Will Hedges -- 100 Breast -- 1:01.83, first place
Individual event winners for Westfield included Roan Baker (200 IM, 100 Back), and Jeremy Kronheimer (50 Free). The Blue Devils claimed top spot in the 200 Medley and 200 Free Relays, while the Summit team of Matthew McGregor, Harris Pollock, Will Hedges, and Alex Jones finished first in the 400 Free Relay.
Summit will face Scotch Plains-Fanwood January 17 at the Summit Area YMCA pool. First splash is set for 3:45 p.m.