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Several Sectional Cuts Met In Strong Performance


NEWBURGH – Despite it being a combined team from two of the biggest high schools in the area in John Jay and Roy C. Ketcham, the Wappingers boys swim team has a thin roster.

But what they might lack in quantity they make up for with quality.

With a bevy of sectional qualifying cut times made, Wappingers swam past Suffern on Thursday, 90-79, in a meet held at Mount St. Mary College.

Wappingers is 1-1 on the season.

“I’m super proud of the boys,” Wappingers coach Renay Cerrato said. “We’re small, but they know how to stand up and represent.”

Cerrato’s roster was actually even thinner for this meet than usual – she has 12 swimmers but only 10 could make it on Thursday.

No matter.

Twin brothers Kyle and Matthew McGregor reached sectional qualifying times in two events each. Kyle made the section cut in the 200-yard freestyle as the senior won the event in a time of 1 minute, 54.41 seconds. He then came back and qualified for sectionals in the 500-free in 5:18.66.

Matthew won the 200-IM in a time of 2:08.25 and also won the 100-butterfly in 56.07 seconds both qualifying for sectionals.

Sebastian Smith won a pair of events as well, taking the 50 freestyle in 22.7 seconds and the 100-breaststroke in 1:05.00

Steve Holan took first in the 100-freestyle in 53.06 seconds and freshman Justin Perillo captured the 100-backstroke in 1:03.9.




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