Boys Swimming: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Stops Undefeated St. Joseph (Metuchen)'s Win Streak, 88-82

Chris Bondarowicz finished first in the 200 IM. He also was on two winning relay teams. Credits: John Mooney
Andrew Thompson of St. Joe's leads Chris Bondarowicz in the backstroke segment of the 200 IM. Credits: John Mooney
Josh Cohen broke a record for the 200 Freestyle that was set in 1987. Credits: File photo by John Mooney
Andrew Thompson of St. Joe's finishes second in the 200 IM. Credits: John Mooney
Brian Kenny wins 100 Freestyle. Credits: John Mooney
Brian Kenny (left) won the 100 Freestyle. Nick Heath (right) finished second. Tyler Catania of St. Joe's (center) finished third. Credits: John Mooney
Alan Shao wins the 100 Butterfly. Credits: John Mooney
Nick Heath won the 100 Freestyle, anchored the winning 200 Medley Relay team, and swam the second leg of the 200 Freestyle Relay team, which also came in first. Credits: File photo
Sean Doran wins the 100 Backstroke. Credits: John Mooney
Sean Doran narrowly beat Eric Chang in the 100 Backstroke. Credits: John Mooney
Mike Esposito and George Wade finished 1-2 in the 100 Breaststroke. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In a showdown between two swimming powerhouses, Scotch Plains-Fanwood dealt St. Joseph (Metuchen) its first loss of the season, 88-82, at Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA on Wednesday.

The Raiders won the first eight races of the meet to jump out to what proved to be an insurmountable lead. Chris Bondarowicz and Nick Heath won three races. Bondarowicz took the 200 IM, Heath took  the 50 Freestyle, and the two both swam on the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay teams.

Sean Doran broke up the shutout for the Falcons by winning the 100 Backstroke and also was on the winning 400 Freestyle Relay team.

  • 200 Medley Relay: Chang-Bondarowicz-Shao-Heath, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1:41.34
  • 200 Freestyle: Josh Cohen, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1:48.15
  • 200 IM: Chris Bondarowicz, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1:58.28
  • 50 Freestyle: Nick Heath, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 23.03
  • 100 Butterfly: Alan Shao, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 54.56
  • 100 Freestyle: Brian Kenny, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 50.89
  • 500 Freestyle: Josh Cohen, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 5:05.00
  • 200 Freestyle Relay: Bondarowicz-Rash-Heath-Cohen, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1:36.70
  • 100 Backstroke: Sean Doran, St. Joseph (Met.), 55.05
  • 100 Breaststroke: Michael D'Esposito, St. Joseph (Met.) 1:06.70
  • 400 Freestyle Relay: Catania-Doran-Botting-Thompson, St. Joseph (Met.) 3:33.41

Scotch Plains-Fanwood improved to 9-1 with the win. The Raiders will swim against New Providence on Thursday, Jan. 13, and then will compete in the County meet this weekend. The Falcons, now 7-1, travel to Morristown on Thursday.

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