Despite losing 85-82 in a close meet against the Cape May Tech boys swimming team on Thursday, Absegami stayed behind after the competition to celebrate the Hawks' seniors.
The Braves delayed their ride home to cheer on their competitors in a demonstration of sportsmanship that left an impact on the Hawks' coaching staff.
Cape May Tech traditionally holds its senior ceremony after the meet and Absegami stayed for the entire ceremony. The Braves finished first in nine events, but ultimately fell to the Hawks who recorded personal best times at the meet.
At Cape May County Special Services pool, yards
200 Medley Relay—(Justin Yin, Stephen Barnard, Andrew Zheng) A 1:56.37; 200 Freestyle—Tyler Dorsett A 1:55.08; 200 IM—Barnard A 2:13.91; 50 Freestyle—Tyler Flynn CMT 23.25; 100 Butterfly—Yin A 56.59; 100 Freestyle—Zheng A 56.07; 500 Freestyle—Dorsett A 5:15.02; 200 Freestyle Relay—(Andy Giang, Zheng, Yin, Barnard) A; 100 Backstroke—Barnard A 1:00.01; 100 Breaststroke—Yin A 1:00.75; 400 Freestyle Relay—(Robert Wishart, Zheng, Dorsett, Justin Harvey) A 4:03.52.
Records—CMT 5-3; A 1-6.