The Westfield Area Y Devilfish swim team sent 33 12&U state qualifiers to the NJ SC YMCA State Swimming Championship meet, hosted by the Ocean County YMCA in Toms River on Feb. 21 — 23. The 9-10’s swam timed finals, while the 11-12’s swam preliminaries during the day and the top 16 finishes swam in finals at night.The team finished in 7th place, up 3 places from last year and our 9-10 girls obtained 3rd place overall. 17 of our swimmers contributed to multiple top 16 finishes and all of our relays made it into the top 8! In addition, Logan Swenson reset his 11-12 Boys 100 Free record with a 52.95. 

Top 16 finishes were achieved by the following swimmers:

GIRLS 9-10: Emily Constable (16th 50 Breast); Emma Crall (15th 50 & 200 Free & 100 Fly); Kaylie Gao (2nd 100 & 200 Free, 3rd 50 Free, 8th 100 Back, 9th 50 Back); Lila Griffith (15th 50 Breast); Blythe Hoffman (12th 100 Back); Jane Kavanagh (1st 50 & 100 Breast, 2nd 50 Free & 100 IM, 3rd 100 Fly, 4th 100 Free)

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BOYS 9-10: Jacob Galczynski (11th 50 Free); Alex Giangone (7th 50 Fly, 8th 100 Fly, 16th 200 Free); Jonathan Peterson (14th 50 & 100 Free, 16th 50 Back)

GIRLS 11-12: Brooke McAndrew (14th 200 Free); Jaqueline Moser (9th 100 Breast, 10th 200 Breast); Catherine Ritter (2nd 50 Free, 3rd 100 Free, 4th 200 Free, 7th 200 Back, 11th 100 Back)

Boys 11-12: Josh Cetin (13th 50 Fly); Ted Crall (10th 50 Breast, 16th 100 Fly); Dylan Lagrimas (13th 50 Breast, 14th 100 Breast); Cole Sharkey (6th 500 Free, 9th 100 & 200 Fly, 15th 200IM); Logan Swenson (2nd 100 Free, 3rd 200 Free, 4th 50 Free, 6th 100 Fly, 8th 50 Back & 50 Fly, 14th 100IM)

Congratulations to the entire State Team!