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Boys Swimming: Mainland Defeats Scotch Plains-Fanwood in State Championship

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Scotch Plains-Fanwood (14-2-1) lost to undefeated Mainland High School (15-0) in the NJSIAA Public B state swimming championship at The College of New Jersey on Sunday. Credits: Caleb Cohen
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Chris Bondarowicz won the 100 Breaststroke. Credits: Caleb Cohen
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Josh Cohen was nipped at the end of the 200 Freestyle by a fraction of a second. Credits: Caleb Cohen
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The Raiders during the national anthem. Credits: Caleb Cohen
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EWING, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys swim team sought to improve upon its 2015 loss to Moorestown in the Public B state final. This year, the location was the same, but the opponent was different: undefeated Mainland High School. The Mustangs improved upon their perfect season and swam to a 99-71 victory against the Raiders at The College of New Jersey on Sunday.

Justin Liu had individual victories in the 50 and 100 Freestyle and swam the anchor legs in the 200 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay for  Mainland. Brian McGroarty won the 200 IM and 500 Freestyle, and was part of the winning 400 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay teams. Derek Kniesel won the 100 Backstroke and the 100 Butterfly and led off the victorious 200 Medley Relay team for the Mustangs. Joey Rogers swam the 200 Freestyle in a blistering 1:41.81 and just nipped the Raiders' Josh Cohen at the end.

Chris Bondarowicz prevented Mainland for sweeping the meet by winning the 100 Breaststroke for the Raiders. 

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"Congratulations on an awesome season to the boys swim team," said Ryan Miller, athletic director of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. "It was a tough, hard fight. State Group B runners-up is no small task."

The Raiders finished the season at 14-2-1. Their only previous loss this year came against Westfield on Dec. 23rd. They tied #4 ranked Bridgewater-Raritan on January 15.

Individual Results

200 Freestyle
Joey Rogers, Mainland, 1:41.81

200 IM
Brian McGroarty, Mainland, 1:50.95

50 Freestyle
Justin Liu, Mainland, 21.47

100 Butterfly
Derek Kniesel, Mainland, 53.90

100 Freestyle
Justin Liu, Mainland, 47.00

500 Freestyle
Brian McGroarty, Mainland, 4:35.13

200 Freestyle Relay
G. Lasco-M. Juliano-J. Gallagher-J. Liu, Mainland, 1:28.09

100 Backstroke
Derek Kniesel, Mainland, 52.98

100 Breaststroke
Chris Bondarowicz, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 57.08

400 Freestyle Relay
B. McGroarty-B. Clauhs-G. Lasco-J. Rogers, Mainland, 3:13.42

200 Medley Relay
D. Kniesel-B. McGroarty-J. Rogers-J. Liu, Mainland, 1:35.16

Raiders Record 2015-16

12/02 vs. Union
W 100-38                     

12/08 vs. Summit
W 97-73                       

12/15 vs. Elizabeth
W 90-80                       

12/17 vs. St. Peter's Prep
W 118-52                     

12/23  vs.Westfield
L 68-102                       

01/05 vs. Cranford 
W                     

01/07 vs. Chatham
W 113-57                     

01/11 vs. Cranford
W 109-61                     

01/14 vs. Plainfield
W 58-36                       

01/15 vs. Bridgewater-Raritan
Tie 85-85                      

01/19 vs. New Providence
W 91-79                       

01/20 vs. Gov. Livingston
W 98-72                       

01/26 vs. Pingry
W 106-64                     

01/27 vs. Oratory
W 101-69                     

02/08 vs. Millburn
W 103-67                     

02/12 vs. Morristown
W 100-70                     

02/17 vs. Randolph
W 104-66                     

02/21 vs. Mainland
L 71-99

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