While the young East Hampton High School boys swim team, which is combined with Pierson and Bridgehampton, didn’t qualify anyone for the states at the recent Suffolk County meet, the Bonackers, who finished third in League III, behind Hauppauge and Harborfields this season — their highest finish in the program’s three years — acquitted themselves well.
Thomas Brierley, in placing fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 56.74 seconds, a career best, missed the state cut by a second.
The 400 freestyle relay team of Rob Rewinski, Robert Anderson, Trevor Mott, and Brierley placed ninth in 3:37.90, a season-best. Bonac’s 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams turned in seasonal-best performances, as well, the 200 team of Dan Hartner, Paul Dorego, Brierley, and Mott finishing 10th in 1:37.08, and the 200 medley team of Hartner, Chris Kalbacher, Adam Heller, and Peter Skerys finishing 16th in 1:53.80.
Anderson, Rewinski, a Bridgehampton student, and Kalbacher are freshmen; Brierley and Mott are sophomores; Heller’s a Pierson junior, and Hartner, Dorego, and Skerys, all Pierson students, are seniors.