Meet the 2012-13 All-Shore Girls Swimming Team

Meet the 2012-13 All-Shore Girls Swimming Team

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Meet the 2012-13 All-Shore Girls Swimming Team

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CAROLINE PETRONE, SOPHIE SMITH, HANNAH BRIANT, SARA HEGNA

School: Manasquan

Event: 200 medley relay

Highlights: This foursome placed first at the Shore Conference Championships, finishing in 1:53.19. They also won at the Monmouth County Championships (1:52.54), and were just shy from matching the meet record.

KATHLEEN HAMMOND

School: St. Rose

Year: Freshman

Event: 200 freestyle

Highlights: Hammond proved that she will be one of the top swimmers to watch for the next three years. She won at the Shore Conference Championships, finishing in 1:52.49, and outswam Monmouth County champion Jackie VanLew (1:52.57). She placed second behind VanLew at the Monmouth County Championships (1:55.26). Hammond swam the 100-yard freestyle event at the Shore Conference Championships with a second-place finish (52.15).

CASEY LAWSON

School: St. Rose

Year: Sophomore

Event: 200 individual medley

Highlights: Lawson placed first at the Monmouth County Championships, finishing in 2:10.80. She shaved two seconds off her time and placed first at the Shore Conference Championships, finishing in 2:08.10. She placed 10th at the NJSIAA Individual Swimming Championships, finishing in 2:08.83. In the 100 backstroke, she placed first at the Shore Conference Championships (57.89) and finished 16th at the Meet of Champions (58.87).

SOPHIE SMITH

School: Manasquan

Year: Freshman

Event: 50 freestyle

Highlights: Although Smith is only a freshman, she swam like a veteran this season. At the Shore Conference Championships, she placed third (24.55) and finished 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:13.05). She qualified for the 50-yard freestyle at the Meet of Champions and finished in 19th place (24.63). At the Monmouth County meet, she finished the 200-yard individual medley in sixth place (2:18.28) and the 100-yard breaststroke in fifth place (1:12.21).

HELEN GROSSMAN

School: Shore

Year: Freshman

Event: 100 butterfly

Highlights: Grossman fulfilled every expectation this season, and became one of the most talked-about swimmers in the Shore Conference. She walked away with two gold medals and two broken records in her first scholastic season. Grossman broke the meet record at the Monmouth County Championships, swimming a 56.57 to erase Holmdel’s Katie Miller’s record from 2006 (57.67). She also won at the Shore Conference Championships and swam a 56.77 to shatter the previous record held by Jenna Seitz from 2006 (57.29). She swam the 50-yard freestyle event at the Shore Conference Championships and placed fourth (24.59).

DANIELLE GRIGGS

School: Wall

Year: Sophomore

Event: 100 freestyle

Highlights: Griggs proved this season that this event belongs to her. She smashed the meet record at the Monmouth County Championships, swimming to a 51.39 finish, erasing Mary McCue’s record held from 2005 (53.11). Griggs also won at the Shore Conference Championships (51.60), outswimming Katie Hammond (52.15) for the victory. She also made her mark at the NJSIAA Individual Championships, placing second (51.21). In the 50-yard freestyle, Griggs placed first at the Shore Conference Championships and the Monmouth County Championships, finishing in the same time in each meet (24.02). At the NJSIAA Individual Swimming Championships, she placed second (23.70).

JACKIE VAN LEW

School: Red Bank Catholic

Year: Sophomore

Event: 500 freestyle

Highlights: Van Lew seems to be in a league of her own when it comes to this event. She blew away her competition at the Shore Conference Championships, finishing more than eight seconds ahead of her closest competitor (5:09.87). She was also the only swimmer on her team to win an event at the NJSIAA Non-Public A final against Immaculate Heart. She placed first in the 500 freestyle (5:01.67) and the 200 freestyle (1:51.76).

KARLI RYMER, JACKIE VANLEW, SHANNON BELFORTI, JILLIAN CROSBY

School: Red Bank Catholic

Event: 200 freestyle relay

Highlights: This group won at the Monmouth County Championships, finishing in 1:40.23. They continued their dominance at the Shore Conference Championships, and broke the meet record, finishing in 1:39.89 to erase the record of Manasquan in 2012 (1:41.09).

BRENNA STROLLO

School: Long Branch

Year: Senior

Event: 100 backstroke

Highlights: Strollo placed second in the 100-yard backstroke at the Shore Conference Championships, finishing in 59.96. She also led her team to a second third-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:55.16). At the Monmouth County Championships, she sped to a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.69). She was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that placed second (1:55.98) and in the 200-yard freestyle relay, she helped her team earn a third-place finish (1:43.15).

HANNAH BRIANT

School: Manasquan

Year: Senior

Event: 100 breaststroke

Highlights: Briant was the eighth seed at the Shore Conference Championships, but finished in first place, knocking two seconds off of her seed time to run away with a gold medal. She finished the race in 1:09.00 to outswim runner-up Tara Maniace, who finished 0.32 behind her. In the 50-yard freestyle, Briant finished in second place (24.18) at the Shore Conference Championships and at the Monmouth County Championships (24.70).

KARLI RYMER, JACKIE VAN LEW, SHANNON BELFORTI, JILLIAN CROSBY

School: Red Bank Catholic

Event: 400 freestyle relay

Highlights: Led by Rymer, the Caseys broke the meet record at the Shore Conference Championships (3.35.18). The previous record was set by last season’s Red Bank Catholic relay team (3:36.39). Alli Villane swam instead of Karli Rymer at the Monmouth County Championships, but they finished with a first-place finish and a broken record (3:37.89).

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