PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls swim team came from 10 points behind midway through the meet to overtake Westfield and win their 5th consecutive Union County Championship at Rutgers' Sonny Werblin Pool on Sunday. In the process, the Raiders avenged the blemish on their 11-1 season, a 101-69 loss on Dec. 18 at the Westfield YMCA.

Things had been going the Blue Devils way at the start of the meet, and Westfield's cheering section was in full force. Westfield started the day by winning the 200 Medley Relay and, following the 200 Freestyle win by Sophia Kudryashova of New Providence, went 1-3 in the 200 IM on strong performances by Abby McKinney and Jenna Daniel.

But the Raider girls took command of the Freestyle races with three top 6 finisherss in both the 100 and 500 Freestyle. Scotch Plains-Fanwood then stunned the No. 1 seed Westfield 200 Freestyle Relay Team, which quieted the previously raucous crowd. Lily Hughes followed by swimming the 100 Backstroke in a blistering 58:17 time.

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Senior Caroline Warren said after the meet that winning the County championship this year was the most surprising of the four titles she has experienced. 

"We knew we were big underdogs this year. Although we didn't have as many first place finishes, we scored a lot of points," Warren explained. "I'm really happy. Hopefully, the seniors have instilled a sense of winning that the underclassman can carry on."

Raiders Coach Jess Hulnik was typically low key after the win.

"Our girls swam well today. They like swimming at this pool," Coach Hulnik said. "They always swim well here."

200 Medley Relay
Westfield (Keeley Thomson, Ellie Castero, Abby McKinney, Vivian Jeckell), 1:50:48
Scotch Plains-Fanwood (Lily Hughes, Sofia Leonetti, Caroline Warren, Julia Bonhote), 1:51:45
Gov. Livingston (Bailey Gold, Danielle Curtis, Rachel Heeren, Caroline Kolmodin), 1:51:79
Summit (Sarina Cusumano, Emma Claus, Julia Owens, Natalie Wiesnewski), 1:52:46

200 Freestyle
Sophia Kudryashova, New Providence, 1:49:04
Maggie O’Donell, Cranford, 1:55:94
Julia McGann, Westfield, 1:57:49
Caroline Warren, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:57:62
Claire Shurmir, Oak Knoll, 1:59:16
Abby Ryan, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:59:87

200 IM
Abby McKinney, Westfield, 2:11:23
Kayleigh Massengill, Oak Knoll, 2:13:49
Jenna Daniel, Westfield, 2:16:02
Sarina Cusumano, Summit, 2:16:15
Lily Hughes, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2:19:85
Allie Daquila, New Providence, 2:20:44

50 Freestyle
Katelyn Fuhrmann, Union Catholic, 24:03
Keeley Thompson, Westfield, 24.91
Julia Bonhote, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 25:02
Chloe Howell, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 25:03
Vivian Jeckell, Westfield, 25:13
Emma Yang, Kent Place, 25:17

100 Butterfly
Maggie O’Donnell, Cranford, 57:19
Rachel Heeren, Gov. Livingston, 57:37
Bailey Gold, Gov. Livingston, 57:57
Abby McKinney, Westfield, 58:59
Natalie Lee, Westfield, 59:99
Caiglin Fagan, Summit, 1:01:32

100 Freestyle
Sophia Kudryashova, New Providence, 50:70
Chloe Howell, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 54:31
Emma Yang, Kent Place, 54:32
Rachel Small, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 54:77
Julia Bonhote, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 55:27
Emma Claus, Summit, 55:35

500 Freestyle
Bailey Gold, Gov. Livingston, 5:12:53
Caroline Warren, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 5:17:15
Julia McGann, Westfield, 5:20:17
Aislinn Mooney, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 5:25:33
Dagny Donaldson, Summit, 5:26:42
Ellie Richard, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 5:29:71

200 Freestyle Relay
Scotch Plains-Fanwood (Rachel Small, Julia Bonhote, Chloe Howell, Abby Ryan), 1:40:36
Westfield (Keeley Thompson, Marcelina Krowinska, Julia McGann, Vivian Jeckell), 1:40:72
Summit (Julie Bligh, Sophie Wainiewski, Isabel Claus, Emma Claus), 1:42:42
Cranford (Marina Nunziato, Savannah Riera, Grace Wilson, Maggie O’Donnell), 1:42:86

100 Backstroke
Lily Hughes, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 58:17
Keeley Thompson, Westfield, 1:00:11
Claire Shurmur, Oak Knoll, 1:00:41
Rachel Heeren, Gov. Livingson, 1:01:07
Julie Bligh, Summit, 1:01:46
Lily Pence, Kent Place, 1:01:62

100 Breaststroke
Katelyn Fuhrmann, Union Catholic, 1:04:89
Emma Claus, Summit, 1:09:20
Abby Ryan, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:10:42
Sofia Leonetti, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:10:65
Kayleigh Massengill, Oak Knoll, 1:10:92
Jenna Daniel, Westfield, 1:11:00

400 Freestyle Relay
Westfield (Julia McGann, Vivian Jeckell, Marcelina Krowinska, Abby McKinney), 3:37:85
Scotch Plains-Fanwood (Chloe Howell, Caroline Warren, Rachel Small, Abby Ryan), 3:40:08
Gov. Livingston (Caroline Kolmodin, Rachel Heeren, Ashley Chang, Bailey Gold), 3:40:34
Oak Knoll (Annie Keenan, Anna Schwartz, Kayleigh Massengill, Claire Shurmur), 3:44:34