East Brunswick Girls Swim Team – attempts to win a State Sectional title for the first time ever!
The following article was published in NJ.com and was written by By Brandon Gould for NJ Advance Media on February 12, 2015 10:16 AM, Please click through to the site to also see pictures that are included there.
Central Jersey, Public A final
1-Montgomery vs. 2-East Brunswick
Friday, Feb. 13, Neptune Aquatic Center, 3 p.m.
THE PATH TO THE FINAL: Montgomery, No. 3 in the NJ.com Top 20, lost out on a perfect regular season after a nail-bitting loss to No. 1 Hillsborough, but the Cougars (10-1) picked up wins over No. 6 Bridgewater-Raritan, 90-80, and No. 11 Hunterdon Central, 105-65. Montgomery knocked out North Brunswick in the semifinals, 110-60.
East Brunswick went 8-1 in the regular season, with its only loss coming against No. 9 Scotch Plains-Fanwood. The Bears have won four straight dual meets since that loss, including an 89-82 victory over previously unbeaten Freehold Township in the semifinals.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Senior Katie King took part in three wins for Montgomery in its semifinal victory over North Brunswick. The Georgetown-bound swimmer won the 50-yard freestyle and was a member of victories in the 200 free relay (1:46.00) and 400 free relay (3:59.22). Jenna D’Allegro picked up individual victories in the 200 free (2:06.50) and 100 breaststroke (1:10.38) and also took part in the 200 free relay. Junior Julia Bland and sophomore Kara Lydzinski made an impact in the semifinals as well.
Claire Watson won the 500 free (5:07.20) and took part in a victory in the 400 free relay (4:27.67) along with Sabrina May, Amaya Renzuli and Darby VanDeVeen against Freehold Township. VanDeVeen also picked up a first-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:13.49) during the semifinal matchup. Sara Park helped East Brunsiwck win a Grater Middlesex Conference title earlier in the year by coming in second (25.72) in the 50 free.
A WIN FOR MONTGOMERY MEANS… Montgomery already has a Somerset County title to its name, but a sectional championship could sweeten an already delightful season. A win over East Brunswick would also clinch consecutive Central, Public A titles for Montgomery.
A WIN FOR EAST BRUNSWICK MEANS… The Greater Middlesex Conference champs have a chance to earn a spot at the table with the state’s elite squads. A victory in the sectional final over Montgomery would prove that East Brunswick has the depth to go up against any team in the state.
It has been a great year for the East Brunswick swim team! Good luck today girls!