PERTH AMBOY – In 2014 East Brunswick won its first ever Greater Middlesex Conference girls swimming championship and has since made a habit of it.
East Brunswick recorded 562 points, 26 better than second-place Metuchen, to capture its third-consecutive GMC title on Saturday at the Raritan Bay YMCA.
“We all worked really hard this year,” East Brunswick coach Sean Carney said. “The girls all put in a lot of commitment and the win kind of shows that it all pays off and in the long run the girls really deserved a victory today. They’re a great group of kids and I know it meant a lot for them to win their third in a row.”
This marks Carney’s first season at the helm of the Bears’ swim team. Last season he was an assistant.
“It means everything,” Carney said about carrying on East Brunswick’s winning tradition. “Really, I’m lucky to have the girls I have on this team. They’re the ones working hard and they deserve all the credit for it.”
The Bears finished among the top three only three times at the meet. With a time of 55.21, freshman Daniela Vega took second in the 100 freestyle while junior Sara Park placed third in the 50 freestyle swimming a 25.93. Vega, Megan Tang, Sabrina May and Park captured second in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.89.
Instead, the Bears relied on their depth to earn them points.
“From top to bottom we just have girls who are really great, really dedicated swimmers,” Carney said.
Moving forward the Bears look to make waves in the state tournament under the guidance of their new coach.