Deja Vu for Chatham Seniors: Final Career Swim Clinches Public B State Championship

Chatham seniors Emily McGovern, Alicia Iizuka and Karen Iizuka after final 100 breaststroke together of their careers. The 1-2-4 finish clinched the state title for Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark
Chatham senior Alicia Iizuka, center lane, reacts to winning the 100 breaststroke vs. Ocean City in the state final Credits: Glenn Clark
Alicia Iizuka closes out her win the 100 breaststroke vs. Ocean City in Public B State Final for Chatham Credits: Glenn Clark

EWING, NJ - Everything came full circle for Chatham swimmers Alicia Iizuka and Emily McGovern on Sunday as the two book-ended their careers the way they began it as freshmen.

In 2014, the two were freshmen when Chatham defeated Ocean City to win its fourth straight NJSIAA Public B state championship. The Lady Cougars clinched the championship when Iizuka, McGovern and Anna Dexheimer finished 1-2-3 in the 100 breaststroke.

On Sunday, it was deja vu all over again for Iizuka and McGovern as they teamed up with Karen Iizuka, Alicia's twin, to earn the clinching points as Chatham defeated Ocean City by an eerily similar score, 95-75, to win the NJSIAA Public B state championship at The College of New Jersey. It was the sixth state crown in seven years for Chatham.

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As they did in 2014, Alicia Iizuka and McGovern finished 1-2 in the 100 breaststroke and Karen Iizuka was fourth, giving Chatham 89 points and the meet.

Emily McGovern, Alicia Iizuka and Karen Iizuka talk about their final 100 breaststroke race together, which happened to clinch the state championship


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May 22, 2018

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