SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – The Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys swim team but their dominance on display as they won back-to-back meets against New Providence on Tuesday and Gov. Livingston on Wednesday at Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY).
On Senior Recognition Day, Coach Jess Hulnik mixed things up a bit on Tuesday by entering swimmers to compete in events other than their usual specialties, and gave opportunities to up-and-coming underclassmen in big spots. Freshman Sean Merkle anchored the 400 Freestyle Relay team, which finished first to end the meet. Overall, the boys coasted to a 109-58 victory.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 109, New Providence 58
- 200 FREESTYLE: Drew Burfeindt, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2:01.29
- 200 IM: Nick Heath, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2:11.60
- 50 FREESTYLE: Daniel Donaldson, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 23.04
- 100 BUTTERFLY: Josh Cohen, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 56.06
- 100 FREESTYLE: Alan Shao, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 50.91
- 500 FREESTYLE: Ed Wan, New Providence 5:18.92
- 200 FREESTYLE RELAY: Cohen-Daniskas-Hough-Shao, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1:38.18
- 100 BACKSTROKE: Tristan Cahill, New Providence 56.15
- 100 BREASTSTROKE: John Goceljak, New Providence 1:04.57
- 400 FREESTYLE RELAY: Melville-Morrobel-Hough-Merkle, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 3:49.68
After the meet, Coach Hulnik recognized graduating seniors Tyler Daniskas, Nick Heath, Jake Malik, and Trystan Yang.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 98, Gov. Livingston 72
On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Scotch Plains-Fanwood swam to a 98-72 victory over Gov. Livingston, which took the first three races of the meet before the Raiders kicked it up into high gear.
Josh Cohen won the 100 Freestyle and the 100 Breaststroke in addition to anchoring the winning 200 and 400 Freestyle Relay teams. Alan Shao won the 100 Backstroke and led off the 400 Freestyle Relay.
Dylan Wallace was the star for of Gov. Livingston by winning the 200 and the 500 Freestyle events.
“We knew this was going to be close, and it was for a while,” said Raiders coach Jess Hulnik, who anticipated that the boys may face showdowns against nearby Summit and Millburn in the state sectionals. “Overall, we swam well today.”
- 200 MEDLEY RELAY: Martinez-Rampaul-Pino-Paprocki-Vu, Gov. Livingston 1:45.35
- 200 FREESTYLE: Dylan Wallace, Gov. Livingston 1:56.22
- 200 IM: David Martinez, Gov. Livingston 2:07.27
- 50 FREESTYLE: Nick Heath, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 23.29
- 100 BUTTERFLY: Alan Shao, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 54.33
- 100 FREESTYLE: Josh Cohen, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 51.05
- 500 FREESTYLE: Dylan Wallace, Gov. Livingston 5:22.73
- 200 FREESTYLE RELAY: Shao-Donaldson-Heath-Cohen, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1:33.33
- 100 BACKSTROKE: Alan Shao, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 55.05
- 100 BREASTSTROKE: Josh Cohen, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1:04.76
- 400 FREESTYLE RELAY: Shao-Burfeindt-London-Cohen, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 3:37.79