Against Zena, in the dual-meet season opener, the SeaHawks got sterling performances from a couple expected sources in Abigail Santos and Seamus Trzewik-Quinn and from unexpected ones, as well in Brennan McEntee and Bridget Nikolski -- all of whom were triple winners.
McEntee won the 9-10 boys 25 freestyle, 50 backstroke and 25 butterfly; Nikolski won the 13-14 girls 100 freestyle, 50 backstroke and 100 Individual Medley (IM); while old standby’s Santos and Trzewik-Quinn won -- respectively -- the 9-10 girls 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke and 100 IM; and the 11-12 boys 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke and 100 IM.
Double winners were Patrick Murphy (8-and-under boys 25 freestyle and 25 breaststroke), Aodhan Fogarty (13-14 boys 100 freestyle and 100 IM), Tadzu Trzewik-Quinn (8-and-under boys 25 backstroke and 25 butterfly), Sean Geisler (9-10 boys 50 breaststroke and 100 IM) and Grace Nikolski (11-12 girls 50 breaststroke and 100 IM).
Solo winners were Leo Kuyl (9-10 boys 50 freestyle), Shawn Migliorato (11-12 boys 100 freestyle), Quinn Berger (13-14 girls 50 freestyle), Luke Strothenke (15-18 boys 50 freestyle), Emile Kuyl (13-14 boys 50 backstroke), Nick Marshall (11-12 boys 50 butterfly), Mary Therese Nikolski (9-10 girls 50 breaststroke), Dakota Murawa (11-12 boys 50 breaststroke), Katelyn Skipp (13-14 girls 50 breaststroke) and Julia Beveridge (15-18 girls 100 IM).
New Paltz also won the Mixed 200 Medley Relay (8-and-under) with Kaitlyn Geisler, Sage Oehler-Marx, Patrick Murphy and Tadzu Trzewik-Quinn; the Mixed 200 Medley Relay (9-10) with Mary Therese Nikolski, Sari Richards, Joseph Heavey and Sean Geisler; the Mixed 200 Medley Relay (11-12) with Kaela Santos, Grace Nikolski, Charles Bason and Shawn Migliorato; the Mixed 200 Medley Relay (13-14) with Mairead Heavey, Katelyn Skipp, Emile Kuyl and Aodhan Fogarty; and the Mixed 200 Medley Relay (4-18) with Mark Strothenke, Bridget Nikolski, Seamus Trzewik-Quinn and Abigail Santos.
Against Hyde Park, it was triples again for Abigail Santos and Seamus Trzewik-Quinn, as well as Tadzu Trzewik-Quinn and Grace Nikolski; double victories for Kaela Santos, Shawn Migliorato, Hudson Carroll, Mark Strothenke, Zofia Trzewik-Quinn, Katelyn Skipp and Hunter Bartlett.
Solo winners were Kaitlyn Geisler, Sari Richards Nikki Prestia, Bridget Nikolski, Mary Therese Nikolski, Sean Geisler, Eve Neel and Dakota Murawa, as well as the 8-and-under relay team of Kaitlyn Geisler, Ashley Benkert, Logan Pece and Tadzu Trzewik-Quinn; the 11-12 relay team of Kaela Santos, Grace Nikolski, Matthew Valentino and Andrew Valentino; and the 13-14 relay team of Abagayle Baker, Emile Kuyl, Mich Rifkind and Katelyn Skipp.
The SeaHawks had a make-up meet with Red Hook this past Monday at Moriello (too late for this week’s deadline of the New Paltz Times), and host Kerhonkson on Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Hurley this Saturday, July 24 at 9 a.m.
For the HAWKS, the big splash was last weekend’s Hawks Invitational Long Course Meet at the Ulster County Pool, with more than 700 swimmers from all over the East Coast.
Seamus Trzewik-Quinn, 11 years old, qualified for Eastern Long Course Zones in Maryland in August, with Jimmy McColgan (12), falling one-tenth of a second short of cut-time in the 50 butterfly. “He’ll certainly make the cut at the Adirondack Long Course Championships at Colgate on July 23-25,” said HAWKS head coach Erin Quinn. “We’ll have around 20 swimmers heading up to Long Course Golds and hopefully more will qualify for Eastern Zones.”