Friday, 12 February 2010 00:00
On Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30, the MHS Swim Team competed in the Division B championships at the Nassau Aquatic Center. On Friday, Pete Magliulo scored 324 points to finish third in 1 meter diving. The next day, the Indians competed in the swim portion of the division championships.
Many personal best performances were recorded as the Indians finished second out of six teams. Earning All-Division Honors were John Gold, Jeff Yau, Paul Stathis, Damien Quinn, Justin Kim, Billy Stathis, Hayes Brown, Ed Ma, Pete Magliulo and Sohrab Vatsia.
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, MHS diver Pete Magliulo displayed an inspirational performance on a high degree of difficulty routine to finish first in Nassau County. His point total of 429 points secured the top spot in Nassau County and a trip to the State Championships on Feb. 26 and 27.
This year’s swim championship was changed to a one day timed final event with the looming threat of a winter storm on Saturday. Many of the MHS County Qualifiers improved upon their previous personal best performance from last weekend’s division championships. The team finished 15th overall in Nassau County. Earning All-County was Sophomore Pete Magliulo. Senior Jeff Yau earned All-Conference.
Senior Jeff Yau swam a 29.13 in the 50yd Breaststroke and a 1:05.29 in the 100yd Breaststroke. Hayes Brown swam a 2:01.98 in the 200yd Free, 5:48 in the 500yd Free and a 54 in the 100yd Free. Paul Stathis swam a 27.12 in the 50yd Butterfly a 1:01.14 in the 100yd Butterfly and a 1:09.80 in the 100yd Backstroke. John Gold swam a 30.69 in the 50yd Backstroke and a 6:30 in the 500yd Free. Zach Petersen swam a 1:09.57 in the 100yd Backstroke and a 58.66 in the 100yd Free.
Junior Billy Stathis swam a 2:23.66 in the 200yd IM, 5:49.63 in the 500yd Free and a 56.27 in the 100yd Free.
Sophomore Sohrab Vatsia swam a 1:03.13 in the 100yd Butterfly and a 5:24 in the 500yd Free. Ed Ma swam a 2:30.75 in the 200yd IM and a 56.87 in the 100yd Free. Justin Kim swam a 25.11 in the 50yd Free and a 56.11 in the 100yd Free.
Freshmen Andrew Chin swam a 1:12.54 in the 100yd Breaststroke. Damien Quinn swam a 25.67 in the 50yd Free. Drew Baranello swam a 27.77 in the 50yd Free. Donald Spaminato swam a 1:29.63 in the 100yd Breaststroke.