BY Izumi Hara | Monday, Jan 09, 2017 2:30pm
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Montclair High School took on West Essex on January 4 at the Caldwell Community Center pool. While both the Mountie boys and girls were expected to win, the girls, missing several strong swimmers due to injury and illness and suffering a setback when sophomore Kathrynna Demetillo’s strong first place finish in the 100 fly was nullified, fell to the Knights 89-81, despite strong performances from Freshman standout Mia Padberg, who won the 200 IM and 100 breast, Demetillo, who won the 100 back and the winning 400 free relay team of Demetillo, Padberg, senior Samantha Corredor and sophomore Maya Crawford.
(L to R) Top row: Duncan Richmond, Stephanie Fox, Kai Michaud, Caroline Creaser, Makai Charles. Bottom row: Samantha Corredor, Kate Severson, Michi Chow and Lina Koschik. Photo: Jess Michaud.
The boys, on the other hand, overpowered a small West Essex boys team and with strong swimming by senior captains, Makai Charles and Kai Michaud, sophomore Thatcher Smith, junior Steven Iovine and freshman Justin Ellis, cruising to victory 126-39. Continue Reading
BY Izumi Hara | Monday, Dec 19, 2016 3:00pm
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The Ocean County YMCA held its annual OCY Winter Classic swim meet (formerly Strong Kids Invitational) on December 9-11 in Toms River. More than 720 swimmers from nine teams including 85 Montclair YMCA Dolphins competed in the annual scholarship fundraiser meet.
Sixty-two Dolphins swimmers earned 233 top 20 finishes for the team. Over 94% of the swimmers saw improvements in their times, with a number of new qualifications for the NJ Swimming Junior Olympics and the team favorite Sunkissed Invitational Jr/Sr Championships of the USA to be held in Charlotte, NC at the end of March 2017. Continue Reading
BY Izumi Hara | Friday, Dec 02, 2016 2:48pm
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Montclair Senior Samantha Corredor swims the 200 IM against MKA. Photo: Jess Michaud.
The Montclair High School swim team competed in their first meet of the season against The Montclair Kimberley Academy on Thursday, December 1. The Mounties scored decisive victories over the MKA boys 127-43 and girls 128-41. The Montclair girls were led by top finishers: senior Samantha Corredor, junior Amy Chen, sophomores Kathrynna Demetillo and Maya Crawford and freshman Mia Padberg. The Montclair boys were led by the boys’ team co-captain, senior Kai Michaud and other top finishers: junior Steven Iovine, sophomore Thatcher Smith and freshmen Justin Ellis, Roman Miklaszewski and Tommy White. The Mountie girls and boys each swept 4 events and had 1-2 finishes in all but a few events. Continue Reading