SUMMIT, NJ - In a back-and-forth meet -- literally and figuratively -- that came down to the last splash, the Summit High School Boys Swim team edged St. Peter's Prep 85.5 - 84.5 at the Summit YMCA pool. The victory is the Hilltoppers' second straight after a season-opening setback to St. Joseph of Metuchen.
In a battle of state-ranked teams, Summit entered the final relay -- the 400 Freestyle -- with a three-point lead, needing to finish in at least second and third to clinch the meet. In that race, the Hilltopper squads of Bayley Buchanan, Harris Pollock, Jeffrey Vlass and Alex Jones, and Matthew McGregor, Devin Tapia, Will Kasemeyer and Will Hedges did just that, finishing second and third respectively.
Top individual Summit results included:
200 Free - Alex Jones (1st) in 1:45.57, Matthew McGregor (3rd), Bayley Buchanan (4th)
200 IM - Will Hedges (1st) in 2:02.47, Jeffrey Vlass (2nd), Bennett Harvey (6th)
50 Free - Harris Pollock (2nd), Will Kasemeyer (3rd), Myroslav Suborov (5th)
100 Free - Matthew McGregor (1st) in 50.21, Harris Pollock (3rd), Devin Tapia (5th)
100 Fly - Will Hedges (2nd), Cameron Tham (4th), Peter Misiewicz (6th)
500 Free - Alex Jones (2nd), Bayley Buchanan (3rd), Ale Nociari (6th)
100 Back - Will Kasemeyer (2nd), Will Cho (5th), Oscar Jackson (6th)
100 Breast - Jeffrey Vlass (1st) in 1:01.69, Cameron Tham (3rd), Bennett Harvey (6th)
Individual event winners for St Peter's Prep were Timothy Jimenez (50 Free), Gabriel Orbe (100 Fly, 100 Back) and Kevin Whitworth (500 Free)
In the Relays:
200 Medley - 2nd (Kasemeyer, Vlass, Tham, Suborov)
200 Free - 1st (McGregor, Hedges, Pollock, Jones)
- 3rd (Tapia, Suborov, Buchanan, Tham)
400 Free - 2nd (Buchanan, Pollock, Vlass, Jones)
- 3rd (McGregor, Tapia, Kasemeyer, Hedges)
Next up for the aquamen of the Hilltop City is a December 17 matchup versus neighbor rival Governor Livingston at the Morris Union Jointure Pool. The meet begins at 7:45 p.m. The Morris Union Jointure Pool is located at 217 Mountainview Road in Warren.