• Dan Russoman

Stingrays perform well in meet at Gloucester


Evan Kiss won four events in Hammonton’s loss to Gloucester last weekend. (THG/Dan Russoman.To purchase photos in The Gazette, call (609) 704-1940.)

GLOUCESTER CITY—In its closest meet of the season, the Hammonton Stingrays swim team lost on the road at Gloucester City last week, falling 271-262 in a hotly-contested meet between two equally-sized teams.


The Stingrays had 61 swimmers compete in the meet, and 37 saw their times improve across 57 different individual events.


Hammonton swimmers won 21 individual events, with multiple swimmers earning victories in more than one race. Evan Kiss led the way with four wins, while Glyza Canovas and Massimo Catania each won three times and Adriel Montecillo won twice.


Isabella Falciani, Jordan Fatato, Kellen Frankel, Brynn Gribbin, Grace Gribbin, Jessie Herbert, Everly Husta, Lauren Wines and Joey Zingrone each added a win for the Stingrays.


Hammonton also posted 26 second-place finishes and 26 swimmers finished third in their races. In relay events, the Stingrays had eight wins.


Competing in the 11-12-year-old division, Evan Kiss won the 100 individual medley (IM), the 50 backstroke, the 50 breaststroke, and the 50 butterfly.


Glyza Canovas, swimming in the female 15-18 division, posted three wins, taking first in the 100 IM, the 50 breaststroke and the 50 butterfly.


Massimo Catania won the male 15-18 100 IM, the 100 freestyle and the 50 butterfly.


Adriel Montecillo earned two wins in the male 15-18 division, winning the 50 backstroke and the 50 breaststroke.


Jesse Herbert won the female 9-10 IM, while Everly Husta was first in the 8-and-under 25 freestyle. Lauren Wines won the female 15-18 100 freestyle and Kellen Frankel was first in the male 8-and-under backstroke.


Brynn Gribbin won the female 8-and-under 25 breaststroke, while Isabella Falciani was first in the female 11-12 50 breaststroke and Jordan Fatato won the female 9-10 25 butterfly.


Joey Zingrone was first in the male 9-10 25 butterfly and Grace Gribbin won the female 11-12 50 butterfly event.


Second place finishers included Grace Gribbin, Giovanni Catania, Kyle Muller, Kellen Frankel, Jesse Herbert, Anthony Bova, Analiese Bova, Everly Husta, Jordan Fatato, Casey Schulz, Isabelle McCloud, Mary Elton, David Gonzalez, Leo Murphy, Ella Wilson, Shayne Herbert, John Paul Mazza and Lauren Wines.


Placing third for Hammonton in individual events were: Jordan Fatato, Isabella Falciani, Morgan Rizzo, Isabelle McCloud, Shayne Herbert, Lauren Wines, John Paul Mazza, Brynn Gribbin, Brennen Kiss, Margaret McCloud, Dominic Mazza, Guinevere Rizzo, Dominic Cushinotto, Kendall Husta, Joey Zingrone, Elaina Chesebro, Anthony Bova, Gracie Zingrone, Ethan Wilson, Casey Schulz, Adeline Rizzo and Analiese Bova.


In relays, Hammonton’s team of Isabelle McCloud, Isabella Falciani, Kayla Cushinotto and Ella Wilson won the female 13-14 200 medley relay. Analiese Bova, Mary Elton, Glyza Canovas and Lauren Wines teamed to win the female 15-18 200 medley relay, and the team of Kyle Muller, Massimo Catania, Adriel Montecillo and John Paul Mazza won the mixed 200 medley relay.


The Stingrays also won five freestyle relay races. The male 100 8-and-under team of Dominic Cushinotto, Leo Murphy, Ethan Wilson and Kellen Frankel won their race, while the female 200 9-10 team of Jordan Fatato, Siena Ezzi, Julianne DeKlerk and Kendall Husta also won.


The female 200 13-14 team of Kayla Cushinotto, Adeline Rizzo, Elaina Chesebro and Margaret McCloud won their race, while Victoria Marandino, Analiese Bova, Isabelle McCloud and Mary Elton teamed to win the female 200 15-18 event.


Finally, Hammonton’s mixed 15-18 200 relay team of Kyle Muller, John Paul Mazza, Joseph Zawrotny and Massimo Catania won their race.


The Stingrays regular season schedule ends this weekend when the team visits Collingswood on July 24. The league championships will be held July 31 and August 1 for qualifying swimmers at the Dolphin Swim and Athletic Club in Vineland.