BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Bernards girls' and boys' swim teams both remained unbeaten after victories over Gill-St. Bernard's at the Somerset Hills YMCA on Tuesday.
The Bernards girls won, 116-54, and the boys won, 113-43, for the first ever dual meet against Gill in Bernards' 32-year history as a swim program.
The girls won nine of 11 events and finished 1-2 or 1-3 in all of those 9 events against previously unbeaten Gill. Winning two individual events each were Sami Bender (50 and 100 free), and Grace Korey (IM and breast). Also touching first were Maddie Kiel (fly) and Nina Marquard (500). Completing 1-2 sweeps were the teams of Marquard, Korey, Kiel and Meghan Lukacsko and Tara Hartnett, Sarah Celentano, Olivia Seker and Marion Doerr in the medley relay; Kiel and Seker in the fly; Bender and Izzy Piccone in the 100 free; Marquardand Sophie Ray in the 500 free; and Korey and Celentano in the breaststroke.
The boys took every event and managing 1-2 finishes in seven of them. Matt Snyder (IM and 500) and Joe Kiel (200 and fly) came out on top in both of their individual events, and winning one each were Bryce Lukacsko (50), Vincent Falivene (100), Ryan Schuller (back) and Sean Robinson (breast). The relay teams achieving 1-2 finishes were Schuller, Robinson, Matt Snyder and Lukacsko, and Matt Giunta, Noah Youssef, Trevor Lukacsko and Falivene (medley), as well as Falivene, Matt Snyder, Schuller and Kiel, and Trevor Lukacsko, Alex Ruffer, Matt Giunta and Noah (400 free). The other five 1-2 finishes were completed by Matt Snyder and Schuller (IM), Bryce Lukacsko and Robinson (50), Kiel and Trevor Lukacsko (fly), Matt Snyder and Youssef (500), and Robinson and Bryce Lukacsko (breast).
Bernards will compete in the Skyland Conference Championships on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Montgomery High School and continue its regular dual meet season against Franklin in a Skyland Conference Division meet on Jan. 22 at the Rutgers University College Avenue Gym (4 lane pool).