New Paltz’s Leo Kuyl finishes second in two events at State swimming championship

Leo Kuyl

New Paltz swimmer Leo Kuyl had himself quite the season. Undefeated in the 50 and 100 freestyle, the senior speedster broke every school pool record in the Section, doubled in the end-of-the-season Section tournament — besides anchoring the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays — and entered the March 1-2 State Meet on Long Island in the top three in both events. And well, Kuyl certainly lived up to the expectations, finishing second in both the 50 (20.63) and 100 (45.48) against the State’s best.

In other action, it was fellow senior Tadju Trzewik-Quinn finishing 19th in the 100 backstroke in 54.50 and 28th in the 100 butterfly in 53.49. The 200 Medley relay team of Trzewik-Quinn, Finn Goldleaf, Sean Geisler and Kuyl finished 14th in 1:37.93; while the 200 Freestyle team of Geisler, Alex Demis, Trzewik-Quinn and Kuyl were disqualified in the final.