PERTH AMBOY, NJ — When the Westfield boys swim team beat Bridgewater-Raritan in the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Public A final Friday, 94-76, it was a hard-fought meet against a quality opponent, according to head coach Jeffrey Knight.
“Bridgewater-Raritan, ranked number four in the state coming in, is traditionally a fantastic and well-prepared team and we knew that we had to bring our best,” Knight said. “It was a workman-like performance and we took their best shots along the way, but were able to use our depth as an advantage and move on to the next round. I am proud of all of our guys because they truly poured their guts out for that win.”
Knight added, “Guys like Eric Bebel, Colin Daniel, David Lindros, Ryan Daniel, Austin Kreusser, Walter Sincox and Steve Warren showed up in a big way today, but then again so did the rest of the team.”
The team began the meet with a 1-2 in the Medley Relay, “and that allowed is to open a margin that we were able to ride all the way to the end,” Knight said.
Notably, the winning relay was David Lindros, Steve Warren, Colin Daniel and Walter Sincox with a time of 1:37.06, followed by their second place relay of Ryan Bebel, Stefan Crigler, Eric Bebel and Austin Kreusser with a time of 138.40. It was one of the top 15 relays in WHS history, "and a B relay!" Knight said.
Aedan Collins won the 200 FR in 144.47 Eric Bebel won the 50 FR on 22.13 followed by Austin Kreusser and Ryan Daniel for a 1-2-3 sweep in the event.
Griff Morgan won the 100 FR in 49.08 followed by Ryan Daniel for the 1-2. The 200 FR relay of Eric Bebel, Walter Sincox, Griff Morgan and Ryan Daniel took first in 129.75
David Lindros won the 1BK in 53.87 and Ryan Bebel took second for the 1-2. Steve Warren won the 1 BR in 58.71.