SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic swim team, behind the remarkable performances of Jack Perreault, Julian Kaniuka, and Bridget Davis, rolled to a big victory over the combined Dayton/Brearley squad on Thursday at the Jewish Community Center.
With the victory, the Vikings are now 3-0 on the season and extended their winning streak to 24 straight.
Perreault and Kaniuka were quadruple winners, and Davis was a triple winner as UC captured first-place in nine of the 11 events.
Perreault, a freshman star on the rise, won the 100 freestyle (58.7) and the 100 back (1:05.39), and swam on the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays.
Kaniuka, a junior who is one of the top swimmers in the county, finished first in the 50 free (23.45) and the 100 fly (58.21), and was a member of the victorious 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.
Davis, the greatest distance freestyle swimmer in UC history, won the 500 freestyle when she touched the wall in 5:25.03, and she also swam on the winning 200 medley relay, and the 400 free relay. As a freshman last year, Davis won the 500 free at the Union County Championships and owns the school record in that event with the 5:07.56 she clocked to place 13th at the Meet of Champions last year.
Several other swimmers contributed to the victory for the Vikings, a team loaded with talent.
Freshman Brooke LaBarge won the 200 individual medley (2:29.34) and was a member of the winning 400 free relay. Sophomore Caitlin Farago swam on the first-place 400 relay and 200 free relay, and sophomore Gabrielle Green was on the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays.
Union Catholic (1600 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) prepares a diverse student body to fulfill their college and career goals by cultivating the students' achievement of academic standards of excellence within a value-centered environment, strong in its commitment to our core values (respect, responsibility, honesty, compassion, and community), and to the establishment of a community of faith and love in the Catholic tradition. For more information, call (908) 889-1600 or visit www.unioncatholic.org.