In the final day of the Sun Kissed meet, in the individual events Bebe Thompson won the Sr Girls 400 IM with a time of 4:29.75, and the 200 Fly with a 2:07.52. Shane McNamara won the Sr Boys 400 IM, setting a new Empire team record of 3:55.62, and Kierstin Chu won the Girls 100 Back with a time of 58.76. Julia Ruggiero took first in the 13 & U Girls 100 Free with a 54.60, and Nico Ferrara tied for first place in the Boys 13 & U 100 Free, setting a new team 11-12 record of 52.71.
In the relay events, the Sr Boys 200 Free squad of Shane McNamara, Wyatt Semenuk, Dan DiGiacomo, and Sivan Mehta took first place with a time of 1:25.14. Empire took first in both the boys and girls 13 & Under relays. The crew of Bridget Semenuk, Julia Ruggiero, Jazmine Smith, and Maddie Hartigan took first for the girls at 1:43.66, and the team of Andrew Babyak, Andrew Holzman, Aidan Flannery, and Eric Moss swam a 1:40.76 to take first for the boys. In the Boys 13 & U 200 Free relay Nico Ferrara, Ryan Schaum, Liam Bogart, and Jared Copeland won the event and set a new Empire 11-12 team record of 1:41.84.
Congratulations to our High Point Award winners, Julia Ruggiero in the Girls 13 & Under, Bebe Thompson in the Senior Girls, and Shane McNamara in the Senior Boys!
Empire won the Mens Divison, the Womens Division, and the Combined Team meet overall.
Congratulations to everyone on a great meet -- nothing left to do but dance!