Tiger swim challenges Magic

Getting back into action after a long layoff, Princeton boys swimming & diving hung with host Monticello before the Magic won the Jan. 9 conference contest 96-85.

Nicholas Johnson had a strong night for the Tigers, winning the 50 Freestyle (23.3) and 100 Freestyle (50.6). His time in the 100 was a personal-best, and it’s only 1.02 seconds from Class A State cut time. Johnson also joined Luke Paplham, Tommy Milam and Gino Fraboni on the first-place 200 Free Relay (1:38.9). That foursome also placed second in the 400 Free Relay.

More PHS first places at Monticello were turned in by diver Bailey Carlberg (177.9 points) and Paplham in the 100 Butterfly (1:02.3).