New Paltz High School’s Hudson Carroll placed third in the Federation in two events to lead all local participants, and Arlington’s Christopher Alpay had a fifth-place finish, at the New York State Federation Boys Swimming and Diving Championship Meet on Saturday at the Webster Aquatic Center in Webster.
Counting relays, Carroll competed in four finals events.
“I’m happy with what happened, I’m happy with my team,” said the senior, who made his fourth trip to states. “I think we did really well.”
Results at the meet are classified both by overall Federation standing, which includes public, private and Catholic schools, and standing among only public schools.
Carroll, a senior, finished third in the 100-yard butterfly (50.2 seconds) and in the 100 backstroke (50.07), in which he was second among public high school swimmers behind only Shenendehowa’s Ryan Gordon. Teammate Emile Kuyl, a junior, finished eighth in the backstroke, fifth among public schools (52.34), while Our Lady of Lourdes’ Matthew Bosse was 13th overall and seventh among public schools (53.11), and New Paltz’s Seamus Trzewik-Quinn was 28th overall (54.21).
New Paltz’s 200 medley relay of Kuyl, Aodhan Fogarty, Carroll and Liam O’Donnell placed seventh in the Federation and fifth among public schools (1:36.58), and its 400 freestyle relay of Carroll, Trzewik-Quinn, O’Donnnell and Kuyl was 15th overall.
“I can’t complain,” Carroll said. “I was just trying not to think about it as my last meet in my high school career.”
Alpay earned a fifth-place finish overall in the 100 freestyle (46.66), and was 13th overall in the 200 individual medley (1:55.93), seven spots ahead of Kuyl (1:56.55).
Arlington’s quartet of Trevor Attile, David Scholes, Daniel Muenkel and Alpay placed eighth overall and fourth among public schools in the 400 free relay, and its 200 free relay of Attile, Matt Murphy, Muenkel and Aplay was 10th overall.