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Westfield High School Girls and Boys Swim Teams Win State Championships

Blue Devils return from Ewing victorious. The girls team captured its third consecutive victory.

Both the boys and girls swim teams have plenty to celebrate. The teams outswam the competition today at the State Championships at The College of New Jersey in Ewing and returned to Westfield as number one in their groups.

For the girls team, depending champs, the 89-81 win over Cherry Hill West is their third consecutive state championship. Today's victory capped their undefeated season of 18 wins. The team also won the state championship in 2008.

The boys team took on Bridgewater-Raritan and bested the competition 86-84 to finish the season with a record of 16 wins and two losses.

The teams, led by head coach Jeff Knight, were welcomed home in style with a parade on Central Avenue.

An updated and detailed story will follow.

Mike February 27, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Congrats to the WHS Boys and Girls swim teams, nice job! Congrats to Mr. Knight! And congrats to the Westfield YMCA Devilfish Swim program for successfully building a pipeline of great swimmers for WHS year after year.
Daniel February 29, 2012 at 04:35 PM
>Westfield YMCA Devilfish Swim program for successfully building a pipeline of great swimmers Actually WY is losing it's edge of late- although the majority of swimmers do still swim at WY, the boys underclassman high scorers came from other local teams - namely Cranford Gators, and FSPY (fanwood scotch plains). The girls also have a high scorer from FSPY. Without the contribution from other programs WHS wouldn't have won Union county Champs let alone state champs. I do reiterate that the kids deserve a lot a credit for a great job!!


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