PISCATAWAY, N.J - Senior Kate Fuhrmann added to her remarkable legacy as one of the greatest swimmers in Union Catholic history with a remarkable performance at Sunday's Union County Championships at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center at Rutgers University.
Despite battling the flu, Fuhrmann dug down deep and produced two of the best performances of her career when she won her third straight 50 freestyle title with a time of 24.03, which broke her school record of 24.07. Then she came back to win the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.89, which missed the meet record by just .17 and broke her own school record of 1:04.97.
The Pitt-bound Fuhrmann, who lives in Berkeley Heights, owns three school records. In addition to the 50 free and 100 breaststroke, Fuhrmann also swam a school record 53.40 in the 100 free at the 2017 Meet of Champions.
Led by Fuhrmann, the UC girls finished in ninth place in the field of 15 teams.
In the boys competition, UC freshman star Julian Kaniuka had a great double. He finished fifth in the 100 butterfly in 55.95, and placed eighth in the 50 free in 23.27. Led by Kaniuka, the UC boys placed seventh in the field of 15 teams.
For 56 years, Union Catholic High School has earned its reputation as one of New Jersey’s foremost Catholic secondary schools.