CRANFORD, NJ - On Sunday at Rutgers University during the Union County Championship meet, the girls Cranford High School swim team made history as they broke the school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay event.
The former record was achieved by Kayla Piatowski, Ashley Cave, Isabella DeSimone and Julie Byrne in 2014. Their time was 1:45.11.
The new record of 1:43.40 was set on Sunday by the following swimmers: Lauren Byrne, Isabella DeSimone, Ashley Cave, and Emily Wilson.
DeSimone, one of the repeat record breakers shared with us her sentiment, "Being part of both teams that broke the CHS 200 free relay record will always be one of those special moments in my high school swimming career. But the truth is, sharing it with these girls is what made it really special. We have been swimming together since elementary school and have developed the type of bond that allows us to perform at a high level but have so much fun at the same time."
In addition to setting a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay, the foursome gave Cranford High School a third place finish in the 200-yard medley relay as well.
As a team, the Cranford swimmers finished fifth overall during the meet.
As they look to what's next, both relay times qualified for the High School Meet of Champions held on Feb. 27, time and location to be determined.