Blue Devil Swimmers Score in
The Blue Devil girls' swimming and diving team isn't in the spotlight very much. Much of that has to do with Huntington High School not having its own pool. Students at the school do not find it easy making their way to the team's meets. But, while the swimmers might be somewhat under the radar, they are impressing opponents across Suffolk this fall.
Huntington enjoy a series of fine performances at last week's league championship meet as all three Blue Devil divers racked up strong scores. Defending Section XI champion Molly Arceri led the way, finishing first with 271.95 points. Rachel Feltman placed third with a score of 190.20 and Emily DeGennaro was fourth with a score of 159.45. All things considered, Blue Devil diving coach Meg McConnell couldn't help but be ecstatic with the results.
Huntington head coach Christopher Helmke said the diving trio "walked away from the league championship with medals and smiles." Arceri is one of the top divers in New York this year and she has her sights set on a title at the state championships Nov. 18-19 at Erie Community College in Buffalo.
The Blue Devil swimmers also caused a stir at the league championship. Huntington carved up the water and notched county qualifying times in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay and medaled in the 400 freestyle relay thanks to Diana Harvey, Caroline McCartney, Emily Maggio, Erica Flor and "relay rocket" Noelle Harvey.
Flor was simply splendid as she took home three medals in all. "Her lightening fast times for the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke make us all look forward to the county championship meet this Saturday (Nov. 12)," Helmke said.