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Swimming: Bears Take Second as St. Joe's Wins 40th Consecutive County Championship

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Credits: SJHS student Christopher Holgado
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Credits: SJHS student Christopher Holgado
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Credits: SJHS student Christopher Holgado
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Credits: SJHS student Christopher Holgado
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Credits: SJHS student Christopher Holgado
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Credits: SJHS student Christopher Holgado
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PERTH AMBOY, NJ – Saint Joseph High School won its 40th consecutive GMAC championship at Raritan Bay Area YMCA by defeating longtime rivals East Brunswick, J.P. Stevens and Metuchen.

Team Results

  1. Saint Joseph (Metuchen) 614.50
  2. East Brunswick 563
  3. J.P. Stevens 417
  4. Metuchen 277.50
  5. North Brunswick 220

Individual Results:

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Michael Botting won the 200 IM with a time of 1:57.02 and the 100 Backstroke with a time of 53.96. Botting also combined with Sean Carlucci, Michael D'Esposito, and Trent Tighelaar to win the 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:31.16.

When the Falcons began this incredible run:

  • Jimmy Carter was in office.
  • ESPN was preparing to launch on September 7.
  • Pope John Paul II visited his native Poland, becoming the first pope to visit a Communist country
  • Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin signed the historic peace treaty between Egypt and Israel
  • Snowboards and the Sony Walkman were introduced
  • The top movies were Alien, The Amityville Horror, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Deer Hunter, and Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Hit songs included the Bee Gees' Love You Inside Out, Rod Stewart's Do Ya Think I'm Sexy, Blondie's Heart of Glass, and Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive, and Pink Floyd release the multi award-winning concept album The Wall.
  • M*A*S*H, Happy Days, Little House on the Prairie, The Love Boat, and Dallas ruled TV.

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