Girls Swimming: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Wins Fourth Straight County Championship


PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls swim team won its fourth straight Union County Championship with a dominating performance on Sunday at Rutgers. The girls, who racked up 422 points, easily outpaced rival Westfield, which upset the Raiders on Friday, Dec. 22.

Penn-bound Rachel Maizes set a new meet record in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:04.72, eclipsing the previous mark of 1:04.88. She also won the 200 Breaststroke and the 200 IM, and was part of two winning relays: the 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Freestyle Relay. 

Cornell-bound DeeDee Maizes took first place the 500 Freestyle and was part of the victorious 200 Freestyle Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay teams. The Raiders also received strong performances from seniors Erika Frazier, Anna Dunchus, Megan Small, Olivia Barcia, junior Caroline Warren, and freshman Sofia Leonetti. (Full results below.)

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“This group (of senior girls) are a perfect 4-for-4 with County titles,” said Raiders head swim coach Jess Hulnik. “It was a true team effort as every girl placed and scored points in this meet.”

Team Scores:

1. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 422
2. Westfield 351
3. Gov. Livingston 248
4. Summit 214
5. Oak Knoll 192
6. Cranford 176
7. New Providence 173
8. Kent Place 107
9. Union Catholic 100
10. Elizabeth 44

1. Scotch Plains-Fanwood (Erika Frazier, Rachel Maizes, Anna Dunchus, Megan Small) 1:49.54.
2. Gov. Livingston 1:52.54.
3. Oak Knoll 1:53.43.
4. Summit 1:53.54.
5. Westfield 1:53.63.
6. Cranford 1:55.61.

1. Sophia Kudryashova, New Providence, 1:50.18; meet record; (former record, 1:50.61)
2. DeeDee Maizes, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:54.91
3. Emma Conlon, Westfield, 1:58.67
4. Caroline Warren, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:59.13
5. Julia McGann, Westfield, 1:59.79
6. Aidan Donahue, Gov. Livingston, 2:01.36

1. Rachel Maizes, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2:07.77
2. Lindsay Criqui, Oak Knoll, 2:09.25
3. Autumn Keats. O'Connor, New Providence 2:09.90
4. Maggie O'Donnell, Cranford, 2:13.51
5. Kayleigh Messingill, Oak Knoll, 2:14.21
6. Abby McKinney, Westfield, 2:16.48

1. Katelyn Fuhrmann, Union Catholic, 24.07
2. Emily Wilson, Cranford, 24.51
3. Keeley Thompson, Westfield, 24.97
4. Natalie Wiesnewski, Summit, 25.31
5. Hannah Davis, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 25.37
6. Megan Small, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 25.54

1. Bailey Gold, Gov. Livingston, 57.55
2. Erika Frazier, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 58.41
3. Rachel Hereen, Gov. Livingston, 58.92
4. Kaitlyn Hersch, Summit, 59.03
5. Anna Dunchus, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 59.47
6. Maggie O'Donnell, Cranford, 59.65

1. Sophia Kudryashova, New Providence, 51.23
2. Emily Wilson, Cranford, 53.52
3. Muriel Maloney, Westfield 54.08
4. Natalie Wiesnewski, Summit, 54.93
5. Marina Nunziato, Cranford, 55.36
6. Olivia Barcia, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 55.62

1. DeeDee Maizes, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 5:16.56
2. Caroline Warren, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 5:17.77
3. Julia McGann, Westfield, 5:19.77
4. Emma Conlon, Westfield, 5:20.50
5. Sarah Montagna, Gov. Livingston 5:21.25
6. Aidan Donahue, Gov. Livingston, 5:25.27

1. Scotch Plains-Fanwood (DeeDee Maizes, Rachel Maizes, Hannah Davis, Megan Small) 1:39.57
2. Westfield 1:40.86
3. Summit 1:41.57
4. Cranford 1:43.12
5. Oak Knoll 1:43.99
6. New Providence 1:44.25

1. Lindsay Cirqui, Oak Knoll, 58.27
2. Bailey Gold, Gov. Livingston, 58.34
3. Erika Frazier, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 59.09
4. Muriel Maloney, Westfield, 59.15
5. Rachel Hereen, Gov. Livingston, 1:00.25
6. Arianna Russo, Oak Knoll, 1:00.35

1. Rachel Maizes, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:04.72; meet record (previous record, 1:04.88)
2. Katelyn Fuhrmann, Union Catholic, 1:04.97
3. Autumn Keats. O'Connor, New Providence, 1:06.73
4. Anna Dunchus, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:08.58
5. Kayleigh Messengill, Oak Knoll, 1:12.04
6. Sofia Leonetti, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:12.34

1. Scotch Plains-Fanwood (DeeDee Maizes, Olivia Barcia, Caroline Warren, Erika Frazier) 3:38.23
2. Westfield 3:40.08
3. Gov. Livingston 3:43.70
4. New Providence 3:47.22
5. Summit 3:58.60
6. Kent Place 4:05.42.

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