Men’s and women’s star swimmers lead Ramapo

The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championships were held this weekend, which saw Ramapo’s women’s swim team finish in ninth place with 267 points and the men’s team finish in eighth place with 225 points. 

As has become customary for both swim teams at Ramapo, the meets were highlighted by freshman Jack Hill and senior Meghan Cortez-Fields. Hill recorded two podium finishes, one for a third-place finish in the individual 200 yard freestyle, and the other for a third-place finish in the 100 yard freestyle. Hill’s time in the 200 yard race of 1:38.83 lowered his own school record.

For Cortez-Fields, she lowered her own program record in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 57.05, earning a second-place podium finish. She also recorded a fifth-place finish in the 200 yard IM and an eighth-place finish in the 100 yard freestyle.

Other highlights from the weekend include a sixth-place finish in the men’s 200 yard freestyle relay from a team consisting of Hill, sophomore Joe Swede, senior Tyler Moore and senior Brendan McDevitt. Sophomore Alazne Sudupe recorded a 15th place finish in the women’s 400 yard IM.

In the men’s 100 yard breaststroke, Swede recorded a 16th place finish with his time of 59.57, and Moore finished in 23rd place with a time of 1:02.41. The women’s 100 yard breaststroke saw top 25 finishes for freshman Grace Korey, junior Camila Mercado and sophomore Cami Yovich. The men’s 200 yard butterfly saw a 19th place finish for junior Caleb Baron, a 20th place finish for senior Giovanni Alvarez and a 22nd place finish for sophomore AJ Guevara. 

Although the women’s team is officially done for the season, the men’s team will see Hill head to Ewing to participate in the Lion Winter Invite hosted by The College of New Jersey on Saturday, Feb. 24.


Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics