2019 Nassau County Swimming & Diving Championships

by Ryan Klages 0

February 12th, 2019 High School, News, Previews & Recaps

February 8th-10th, 2019

Nassau County Aquatic Center

East Meadow, New York

Team Scores and Results

Syosset High School was only 9 points shy from winning the Nassau County Championship last year. This year, the Braves held nothing back and won the league title with a final team score of 406 points. Senior Michael Jiang led the way for Syosset. He broke the county record in the 100 backstroke  with a time of 49.77 to take home the gold medal. Jiang also finished second in the 50 freestyle (21.26) and anchored the 400 free relay to a bronze medal.

The defending county champions of Long Beach High School settled for a third place finish behind Syosset and runner-up Great Neck South. Senior Ryan Aroesty finished first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 50.81. He then anchored the 200 freestyle relay with a 20.55 to give the Long Beach the victory. Great Neck South’s Andy Lee was a triple winner at the meet as well. He first took home gold as a member of the 200 medley relay. He followed up with a win in the 50 (20.82). Next, he swam a 45.36 in the 100 freestyle to win another gold medal. Sophomore Justin Whang was also a member of the first place medley relay. Additionally, he won the 200 I.M. with a 1:52.47.

Jake Newark of Garden City High School broke two individual county records over the weekend in the 200 freestyle (1:38.63) and the 500 freestyle (4:27.26). Not to be outdone, teammate John Protano took home the 100 breastroke crown. Following those performances, the duo combined in the 400 freestyle relay to break another county record  with a time of 3:11.55.

Newmark’s 500 Freestyle time earns him automatic All-American Honors

Top 5 Team Scores

  1. Syosset – 406
  2. Great Neck South – 363.5
  3. Long Beach – 307
  4. Manhasset – 294
  5. Garden City – 290

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