Highlights from the meet include:
200 Medley Relay - Michael Faughnan, Matt Luzzi, Edward Horgan, and Tristan Murray started off the day with a 1st place finish and a season-best 1:43.35 (less than 2.6 seconds from the state cut off time).
200 free - Tristan Murray took 2 seconds off his Lourdes best time with a 2:02.23 and a 5th place finish, Luke Bubel, placed 10th taking 7 seconds off his career-best with a 2:08.49, Alex Clark placed 13th with 9 seconds off his career-best 2:13.46 and James Zeleznik took 3 seconds off with a career-best 2:24.82.
200 IM - Ryan Murphy took 1.5 seconds off his career-best 2:42.49 for a 14th place finish
50 Free - Brian Sayah took 1 second off his career-best with a 37.82.
100 Butterfly - Michael Faughnan took 2nd place with a 2.5-second drop career-best 53.91- qualifying him for states in the event. Edward Horgan took 4th place with a career-best 54.81 and Matt Luzzi took 5th taking over 2 seconds off his career-best 57.86 – a sectional qualifying time (the first of 3 cuts Matt made today)
100 Free - Tristan Murray had an 8th place finish (54.77) and Alex Clark an 11th place finish (58.36)
500 Free - Luke Bubel took 26 seconds off his career-best with a 5:58.04 9th place finish, and James Zeleznik took 25 seconds off his season-best with a 6:43.53.
200 Free Relay- Luke Bubel led off the relay with a 26.13 - an 8-second career-best - the relay placed 7th.
100 back - Michael Faughnan took 1st place taking 2 seconds off his career-best 100 back with a state-qualifying time of 53.04 - good enough for #8 in the state so far- not bad for someone who is most likely not going to even be doing this event at states as he has qualified for states in 5 events and is only allowed to choose 2.
100 breast - Edward Horgan took 3rd taking almost a full second off a career-best (1:04.01), Matt Luzzi took 5th with over a 3-second drop career-best (1:04.99) – another sectional qualifying time for him. Ryan Murphy took 3 seconds off his career-best with a 1:18.18 good enough for an 11th place finish. Brian Sayah took 2 seconds off with a career-best 1:40.95
400 Free Relay - Matt Luzzi led off with a sectional qualifying time of 52.27 (career-best by 2 seconds) followed by Tristan Murray 54.7, Edward Horgan 50.14- best by over 2 seconds, and Michael Faughnan 47.34- best by over 1 second. The relay took 1st taking 10 seconds off their season-best time.
The relay of Luke Bubel, James Zeleznik, Ryan Murphy, and Alex Clark was highlighted by Ryan’s split being 4 seconds career-best (1:01.6)
Best of luck at Sectionals and then on to the State meet!