Farber, Cosgrove, Skimmons lead Shore's chances for MOC gold

Farber, Cosgrove, Skimmons lead Shore's chances for MOC gold


Farber, Cosgrove, Skimmons lead Shore's chances for MOC gold


Monmouth County boys swimming championships. Christian Brothers Academy takes first place in the 200 yard Medley relay. Zach DeGiaro competes. Saturday, January 10, 2015 Neptune, NJ Doug Hood/Staff Photographer Gannett

Rumson-Fair Haven junior Sid Farber, St. Rose sophomore Liam Cosgrove and Point Boro junior Joe Skimmons secured their invitation to the NJSIAA Meet of Champions Finals on Sunday after impressive performances in the preliminary round on Saturday afternoon at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell.

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Farber qualified for two MOC finals via his fifth-place finish in the 50 freestyle (21.70) and eighth-place finish in the 100 freestyle (47.52). In addition, St. Rose’s Cosgrove also qualified in two events (the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke). Cosgrove placed fifth in the 100 butterfly (51.06) and seventh in the 100 backstroke (52.16).

The most intriguing subplot to Sunday’s 2 p.m. start of the MOC Finals at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell is the 100 breaststroke showdown between Toms River South senior Jacob Limaldi, who qualified with a fourth-place finish (57.37), and Point Boro junior Joe Skimmons, who qualified with a fifth-place finish (57.65).

Limaldi has beaten Skimmons head-to-head at the Ocean County Championships and the Shore Conference Championships in the 100 breaststroke events this high school swimming season. Sunday will be their last high school race against each other. Skimmons also qualified in the 200 individual medley with an eighth-place finish (1:54.66). So, it will be Skimmons, Farber and Cosgrove as the Shore Conference’s two-event participants on Sunday.

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The other boys swimmer that secured a spot in Sunday’s championship finals was Toms River East senior Dan Betts in the 200 freestyle (third, 1:42.50).


Top eight finishers qualify for championship final, next eight qualify for consolation final. Relays have two consolation finals.

200 Medley relay: 1. Pingry (Alex Wolfson, Jamie Finnegan, Sebastian Lutz, Kamau Holston) 1:34.23; 2. Moorestown (Alex Martin, Zach Fong, Tim Runfola, J.D. Schurer) 1:35.01; 3. Cherry Hill East (Duncan Brookover, Nick Rosa, David Rowe, Pat Gillooly) 1:35.52; 4. Bergen Catholic Tom Scrivanich, Ralph Cannarozzi, Joe Om, Luke Boswell) 1:35.72; 5. Seton Hall Prep (Colby Dixon, Tavish Boyle, Brandon Wang, Justin Dunn) 1:36.14; 6. St. Augustine (Luke Snyder, Colin McHugh, Ryan Seay, Andrew Burr) 1:36.47; 7. Shawnee (James Elmendorf, Brenden Meagher, Jon Burkett, Matt Boblenz) 1:36.89; 8. Lenape (Steven Shek, Dragan Vujovic, Jacob Gray, Nathan Yezril) 1:37.08.

200 freestyle: 1. Brad Zdroik (Hillsborough) 1:41.71; 2. John Lindros (Westfield) 1:41.76; 3. Dan Betts (Toms River East) 1:42.5; 4. Kyle Worrell (Rancocas Valley) 1:42.95; 5. Vincent Gibbons (North Brunswick) 1:43.97; 6. Mark Novatorskiy (Vineland) 1:44.12; 7. Max McCall (Gloucester Catholic) 1:44.83; 8. Jake Otterbein (Montgomery) 1:44.97.

200 IM: 1. Zach Fong (Moorestown) 1:50.99; 2. Jason Arthur (Teaneck) 1:52.45; 3. Colin McHugh (St. Augustine) 1:53.4; 4. Kyle Stefanides (Pequannock) 1:53.92; 5. Ralph Cannarozzi (Bergen Catholic) 1:54.15; 6. Steven Shek (Lenape) 1:54.27; 7. Chris Balbo (Millburn) 1:54.49; 8. Joe Skimmons (Point Boro) 1:54.66.

50 freestyle: 1. Sebastian Lutz (Pingry) 20.71; 2. Justin Dunn (Seton Hall Prep) 20.9; 3. Edward Parks (Vineland) 21.42; 4. Jamie Finnegan (Pingry) 21.45; 5. Sid Farber (Rumson-Fair Haven) 21.7; 6. David Hua (New Providence) 21.8; 7. Hunter McNamara (Clearview) 21.9; 8. Michael Kurtz (Haddonfield) 21.93.

100 butterfly: 1. Jon Burkett (Shawnee) 49.59; 2. John Om (Bergen Catholic) 50.08; 3. Matt Luciano (Mountain Lakes) 50.81; 4. David Rowe (Cherry Hill East) 50.9; 5. Liam Cosgrove (St. Rose) 51.06; 6. Edward Parks (Vineland) 51.42; 7. Joseph DelBuono (Rutgers Prep) 51.96; 8. Matt Critchley (Morristown) 52.29.

100 freestyle: 1. Brad Zdroik (Hillsborough) 45.74; 2. Justin Dunn (Seton Hall Prep) 45.99; 3. Sam Hendrix (Hillsborough) 46.9; 4. Vincent Gibbons (North Brunswick) 47.13; 5. Pat Gillooly (Cherry Hill East) 47.42; 6. Luke Snyder (St. Augustine) 47.46; 7. Alex Skoog (Scotch Plains) 47.51; 8. Sid Farber (Rumson-Fair Haven) 47.52.

500 freestyle: 1. Zach Washart (St. Augustine) 4:39.81; 2. J.D. Schurer (Moorestown) 4:40.02; 3. Chris Balbo (Millburn) 4:40.04; 4. Aaron Schlemovitz (Ridge) 4:40.15; 5. Jackson Crewe (Ridge) 4:40.89; 6. Ryan Waters (Morristown-Beard) 4:41.67; 7. Joe Scerbo (Mountain Lakes) 4:44.57; 8. Julien Esposito (Gill St. Bernards) 4:44.71.

200 free relay: 1. Pingry (Sebastian Lutz, Kamau Holston, William Zhang, Jamie Finnegan) 1:24.82* (old record: 1:25.07, Pingry, 2011); 2. Hillsborough (Brad Zdroik, Matthew Sanders, Daniel Sanders, Sam Hendrix) 1:25.75; 3. Cherry Hill East (David Rowe, Danny Aronson, Pat Gillooly, Duncan Brookover) 1:26.14; 4. Moorestown (Kyle Blaskovich, Zach Fong, J.D. Schurer, Alex Martin) 1:26.28; 5. St. Augustine (Luke Snyder, Andrew Burr, Matt Mahon, Colin McHugh) 1:27; 6. Vineland (Mark Novatorskiy, Marc Bennett, Dominick Merighi, Edward Parks) 1:28.36; 7. Haddonfield (Jared MacNeill, Brendan Finnegan, Peter Kurtz, Michael Kurtz) 1:28.4; 8. Westfield (John Lindros, Ryan Bebel, Aedan Collins, Ryan Daniel) 1:28.88.

100 backstroke: 1. Alex Martin (Moorestown) 50.7; 2. Kyle Stefanides (Pequannock) 50.71; 3. Jason Arthur (Teaneck) 50.73; 4. Jon Burkett (Shawnee) 51.28; 5. John Kilduff (Demarest) 51.72; 6. Christian Bell (Egg Harbor) 51.75; 7. Liam Cosgrove (St. Rose) 52.16; 8. Alex Wolfson (Pingry) 52.62.

100 breaststroke: 1. Colin McHugh (St. Augustine) 55.65; 2. Steven Shek (Lenape) 56.54; 3. Ralph Cannarozzi (Bergen Catholic) 57.2; 4. Jacob Limaldi (Toms River South) 57.37; 5. Joe Skimmons (Point Boro) 57.65; 6. Winston Chu (St. Peter’s Prep) 58.07; 7. Tavish Boyle (Seton Hall Prep) 58.25; 8. Chris Bondarowicz (Scotch Plains) 59.32.

400 free relay: 1. Hillsborough (Sam Hendrix, Ryan Morgan, Daniel Sanders, Brad Zdroik) 3:11.3; 2. Moorestown (Alex Martin, Matt Schaeffer, J.D. Schurer, Zach Fong) 3:11.46; 3. Cherry Hill East (Pat Gillooly, Danny Aronson, David Rowe, Duncan Brookover) 3:13.33; 4. Vineland (Mark Novatorskiy, Marc Bennett, Dominic Merighi, Edward Parks) 3:13.69; 5. Seton Hall Prep (Jack Pietrucha, Connor Mailley, Colby Dixon, Justin Dunn) 3:15.2; 6. Lenape (Steven Shek, Alex Trauger, Jacob Gray, Dragan Vujovic) 3:15.5; 7. Rancocas Valley (Kyle Worrell, Erik Jenson, Jake McGee, Connor Davis) 3:16.3; 8. Morristown (Brian Honicky, Derek He, Jamie Viotto, Matt Critchley) 3:16.31.

Site of meet: Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Distances in yards.


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