A four-peat at the MOC

Ocean City’s Amanda Nunan finished her high school career as a champion.

She swept the girls 200-and 500-yard freestyle events at the State Individual Swimming Championship, commonly known as the Meet of Champions, for the third year in row March 5.

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Nunan’s win in the 500 freestyle was just 0.09 seconds faster than teammate Maggie Wallace. The two were more than 13 seconds ahead of everyone else.

“I’m happy to be able to represent the school and the team so well,” Nunan said that day. “I’m ecstatic to have four straight wins in the 500. Maggie is amazing. We train every day in practice, and we push each other. It’s great for us to go 1-2 in the final.”

Nunan won the 500 freestyle state championship all four years of her scholastic career. She ended her high school career with seven individual MOC titles.

A four-peat at the Hackneys

The Hackney High School Girls Invitational Swim Meet features most of the Cape-Atlantic League’s top swimmers.

Nunan won the 200- and 400-meter freestyle races for the fourth straight year Jan. 14. She won the 200 freestyle by just more than a length in 2 minutes, 5.95 seconds and easily captured the 400 freestyle in 4:23.32.

“It’s kind of sad (being in her last Hackney Meet),” Nunan said that day. “I really like this meet and all four times I’ve focused on it. It’s like the beginning of the end for high school swimming for me.”

A South Jersey four-peat

Ocean City won its fourth straight South Jersey Public B title with a thrilling 87.5-82.5 win over Moorestown on Feb. 16.

Nunan clinched the victory when she anchored the Red Raiders 400-yard freestyle relay team to victory in the meet’s final event.

When Nunan touched the wall at the end, all the Red Raiders started cheering. Ocean City trailed Moorestown at various points during the meet.

Nunan also won the 100 and 200 freestyle races during the meet.

“It’s hard to imagine that we won South Jersey four years in a row,’’ she said. “The fact that we came back from behind makes it even better.”


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