Boys swim captures sectional title


The team raises their trophy in jubilation. For Boro boys swim, the sectional title is their second in the last three seasons.

Lindsey Baum, Staff writer

HHS boys swim did not jump out to the start they wanted at the sectional finals. On Feb. 16, HHS faced Rancocas Valley at Neptune Aquatic Center in the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Public A sectional final. Coming up to the 100 fly event, the team uncharacteristically trailed 29-33. However, freshman Raymond Lee won his first event of the season, the 100 fly, in 57.90, to propel the team into the lead.

Several other individual swimmers contributed strong performances to seal the win for HHS.

Senior Josh Franco continued his strong season by capturing two individual races. In the 200 IM, Franco won with a time of 2:00.02, while he achieved a time of 47.16 to take home the 100 freestyle.

Fellow senior Derek Kosydar also won an individual event to contribute to his stellar senior season, taking the 100 backstroke in 55.03.

Freshman James McChesney added to his strong freshman resume as well, capturing another individual race, the 50 freestyle, in 22.14.

Lee captured the only other individual win for HHS. Additionally, the 400 freestyle relay team won in 3:29.93, while the 200 freestyle captured the race in 1:30.10.

This marks the team’s second sectional win in three years, continuing the strong tradition of excellence for HHS boys swim.