New Jersey HS Athletic Program Fined, Put On Probation For Missing Swim Meets

April 18, 2013 / Swimming
The Times

The Marist High School athletics program has been placed on probation and fined by the Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League after the school’s swim team did not show up for a pair of league-mandated meets in late-February.

HCIAL officials said the entire sports program at the Bayonne Catholic school will be on probation through the end of next year’s winter sports season. The school was also fined $250 by the HCIAL.

If another infraction is incurred during the probationary period, all Marist sports teams would lose out on the opportunity to compete for league and county championships for up to two years, as per the league’s constitution.

The HCIAL came down on the Kennedy Boulevard school when its swimming team skipped both the league championship meet held Feb. 20-22 and the Hudson County Championships the following week.

The actions were voted on and approved by the 18 athletic directors of the HCIAL at its March meeting and subsequently approved by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. League president Rich Hansen said there were 16 votes in favor of the measures, one against and one abstention.

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