SEWELL, NJ - Junior Sara Barrett and senior Monica Iizuka each set a Chatham school swimming record, and the Cougars' 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay teams each finished sixth at the NJSIAA Girls Swimming Meet of Champions on Sunday at Gloucester County Institute of Technology.
"The whole weekend was incredible," Chatham swim coach Frank DiGiacomo said. "We're really, really proud of what the girls were able to accomplish this year. The girls won county for the 12th straight year, we were second in the state in Public B, and now to do as well as we did in the Meet of Champions is amazing. I'm driving home right now and I'm in shock of what we were able to accomplish."
Chatham's 200 medley of Monica Iizuka, Erica Iizuka, Isabella Hoie and Anya D'Costa placed sixth in the state in the 200 medley in 1:49.22.
Chatham's 200 free relay of Flora Jeng, D'Costa, Hoie and Barrett took sixth place in 1:39.33.
Barrett placed fifth in the 500 free in 4:54.85, breaking the school record of 4:55.08 held by Regan Kology. Barrett also finished 11th in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.89.
Monica Iizuka placed 13th in the 100 backstroke in a school-record time of 58.15, breaking the record of senior Hailey Harkins of 58.43 set earlier in the season.
Chatham also placed ninth in the 400 free relay with Jeng, Kaley Snarr, Hoie and Barrett clocking 3:35.86.