Warwick swimmers break three school records at Section 9 prelims


Warwick swimmers break three school records at Section 9 prelims

February 18, 2023

Warwick boys’ swimmers set three school records on Thursday at the Section 9 Championship preliminaries at Valley Central High School in Montgomery.

Senior Jesse Abramson was part of all three school records. He broke his own record with a time of one minute, 42.99 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle. He also teamed up with Youssef Moustafa, Michael Kelly, and Connor Holland to set records in the 200 freestyle relay (1:29.97) and in the 400 freestyle relay (3:19.89).

The 200 freestyle relay got the automatic state championship qualifying time, so they have qualified for the state championships along with Jesse (50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyle events, 100 backstroke, and 200 individual medley) and Connor (100 backstroke) who have qualified in individual events. The 400 freestyle relay is within 1 second of the automatic qualifying time. Both freestyle relays are seeded first going to Saturday’s finals. If they win the event, they qualify whether they hit the time or not.

Abramson and Holland advanced to the Section 9 championship finals of the 200 freestyle.  Abramson is the top seed in the 200 and 500 freestyle in the finals. Holland is seeded fourth in the 200 freestyle and fifth in the 100 backstroke finals. Ben Pitiger is seeded sixth in the championship final of the 100 breaststroke.

Moustafa (50 freestyle and 100 butterfly) and Kelly (100 backstroke) are in the consolation finals along with the 200 medley relay team of Kaden Nagel, Ben Pitiger, Logan Armistead, and Vinay Kamath. Quinn Nowakowski swam on the 200 medley relay in the preliminaries, replacing Logan Armistead to give him a rested swim in the finals.

The Section 9 Swimming and Diving finals will be held on Feb. 18, and the state championship meet is scheduled for March 3-4 in Ithaca.


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