Swimming Wins First Round Matchup

Swimming defeated Pope John XXIII 104-66 in the opening round of the NJSIAA Playoffs yesterday!
The SHP Swim Team improved to 11-0 on the season as they opened their post-season with a 104-66 victory over a solid Pope John XXIII team on February 10 at NJIT. 

Junior Cormac Rouse paced the Pirates with 2 first place finishes in the 50 free (21.53) and 100 free (47.27).  Three other Pirates took first place finsihes - junior RIchard Poplawski in the 100 Butterfly (52.28), junior Patrick Miller in the 100 Backstroke (54.84), and senior Kyler Alcebar in the 100 Breaststroke (59.93). 

SHP also won two relays, with Sophomore Karl Burghardt, Alcebar, Poplawski, and Senior VInce Wong winning the 200 Medley Relay (1:37.17) and Sophomores Kyle Phillips and Austin Silverman and Juniors Owen Ripley and Pat Miller winning the 400 Free Realy (330.48). 

The Pirates will face Bergen Catholic in the quarterfinals.