DEPTFORD, NJ -- Union Catholic's Kate Fuhrmann concluded her sensational high school swim season by earning on spot on the podium with a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the NJSIAA Swimming Meet of Champions on Sunday at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Deptford Township.
Fuhrmann, a junior who lives in Berkeley Heights, touched the wall in 1:05.43,.35 faster than the time she swam in the trials on Saturday. Her seventh-place put the finishing touches on one of the best swim seasons in Union Catholic history.
Among the many highlights for Fuhrmann this season was her performance at the Union County Championships on Jan. 21 at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center at Rutgers University where she smashed two school records and finished first in the 50 freestyle to give her two individual county titles and three school records in her remarkable career.
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In the 50 free, Fuhrmann touched the wall just ahead of Emily Wilson of Cranford to win the race in 24.07, which broke the Union Catholic school record of 24.17 set 30 years ago by Lisa Besson. Fuhrmann also placed second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.97 to shatter the school record of 1:08.00 that was set by Gina Bratti in 2015.
Last year, Fuhrmann won the 100 freestyle at the Union County Championships, and then broke a 29-year-old school record in the 100 free in the preliminary round at the Meet of Champions when she recorded a 53.40 to break the mark of 53.88 set in 1988 by Theresa Ciniglio. Fuhrmann went on to finish 14th in the final of the 100 free at the Meet of Champions.
With her school records in the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 breaststroke, Fuhrmann is the only Union Catholic swimmer (boy or girl) to currently own three individual school records.
Fuhrmann also helped lead the Vikings to a undefeated dual meet record this past season (5-0-1).