November 11, 2015
An impressive 26 Swordfish qualified for and competed against some of the top swimmers in the state at this year’s Fall Festival of X-Cellence at Princeton University over the weekend. They arrived home Sunday with some amazing accomplishments under their belts.
The 112 splashes yielded 9 new team records, 59 Career Best Times, 36 YMCA State times, 29 NJ Swimming Gold times, a bunch of top finishes, and more!
Turning heads with their top 3 finishes were Abbey Gardner who took 1st in the 200 Back, 2nd in the 500 Free, and 3rd in the 100 Fly; Emily Haudek who grabbed a 2nd in the 200 Free; Sam Russell who came in 2nd in the 100 Breast and 50 Free, and third in the 100 Fly, 100 Free, and 200 IM; and there was an additional 16 top 10 finishes!
New Team Records were recorded by Abbey Gardner (200 Back, 400 IM, 500 Free); Jake Riva (50 Free, 200 Back); Sam Russell (200 IM); Antonio Justiniano (200 Fly, 400 IM); and Emily Haudek (200 Free).
In addition, 18 new YMCA State times were earned by Abbey Gardner (500 Free, 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM); Brooke Gardner (200 Back); Emily Haudek (200 Free); Abby Panzarella (50 Free, 200 Free, 50 Back, 200 IM); Sam Russell (200 IM); Clare Schwartz (200 Free, 50 Back); Margaret Wilk (100 Breast); and JJ Kane (100 Fly).
And 14 new NJ Swimming Gold times were swum by Abbey Gardner (500 Free, 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 & 400 IM); Emily Haudek (200 Free); Abby Panzarella (50 Back); Sam Russell (200 IM); Antonio Justiniano (200 Fly, 400 IM); JJ Kane (100 Fly); Tanner Kronski (100 Breast); and Jake Riva (50 Free, 200 Back).
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Wow! Congrats to all of the swimmers!!!