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Jake Riva, a current high school senior from Newton, New Jersey, has committed to swim for Division I United States Military Academy at West Point. Riva will graduate from Kittatinny Regional High School in spring 2020 and join the Black Knights’ class of 2024.
Riva is a current swimmer for the North Jersey Barracudas and is a Sectionals and Futures qualifier.
“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to the United States Military Academy at West Point to further my education and swimming! Go Army beat Navy.”
Riva’s best time in the 100 back of 50.68 is just a few tenths from the 50.27 it took to score at last year’s Patriot League Championship meet, and so with any improvement in college he should be a quick Patriot League scorer.
Army’s backstroke group is led by a pair of rising seniors, Brian McKenrick and Tyler Kim. McKenrick finished 4th in the 100 back (48.74) and 6th in the 200 back (1:47.50) at last year’s Patriot League Championship meet, while Kim was 4th in the 200 back (1:46.02).
Riva’s Best SCY Times:
- 50 freestyle – 21.13
- 100 freestyle – 46.10
- 200 freestyle – 1:41.89
- 100 backstroke – 50.68
- 200 backstroke – 1:51.32
- 100 butterfly – 50.16
- 200 IM – 1:54.33
At the ECAC Championships, Army placed 8th as a team and several Black Knights qualified for CSCAA Nationals.
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