Craig Brierley, who coaches the East Hampton High School boys swimming team, reported on returning from the state meet in Rochester that Thomas Brierley, his eldest son, and Trevor Mott had swum their best times of the season up there.
Mott placed 18th in the 200-yard freestyle, in 1 minute and 45.41 seconds, and 23rd in the 500, in 4:49.36.
Brierley placed 11th in the 100 backstroke, in 54.05.
“The meet,” said the elder Brierley in an email account, “was very exciting and extremely fast! Nine state records were broken in the prelims, and in the finals the next day there were seven state records set. In all 11 of the swimming events state records were set, which was absolutely incredible.”
The coach added that Thomas Brierley, in the 100 freestyle and backstroke, and Mott, in the 200 and 500 freestyle races, had made the all-county team.
The following made all-league: the 200 medley relay team of Christian Brierley, Mott, Rob Rewinski, and Thomas Brierley; Thomas Brierley in the 200 individual medley; Robert Anderson in the 100 free; the 200 freestyle relay team of Anderson, Rewinski, Alex Astilean, and Tyler Menold, and the 400 freestyle relay team of Astilean, T.J. Paradiso, Mott, and Thomas Brierley.
“It has been a wonderful season,” Brierley said in signing off.
The team finished third in league competition with a 5-2 record, placed fourth in the league meet, and seventh among the 17 teams in the county meet. (East Hampton would have been fifth absent the diving.)
Moreover, the team won the county’s sportsmanship award, an honor that Coach Brierley was particularly proud of.
“Our whole program, including the Y.M.C.A.’s club team, the lifeguard program, the Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad, the parents who volunteer as timers and scorers at our meets, and our fans who cheer the kids on share in this,” he said after the presentation was made at the league meet.