BOYS SWIMMING: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Wins Back-to-Back Meets vs. New Providence and GL

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Boys swam against New Providence on Senior Day (Tues, Jan. 23) Credits: John Mooney
Josh Cohen led off the 200 Freestyle Relay, won by SPF Credits: John Mooney
Tristan Cahill, New Providence Credits: John Mooney
Freshman Matt London Credits: John Mooney
Jess Hulnik congratulates Nick Heath on a fine career at SPFHS. Credits: John Mooney
SPFHS graduating seniors Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains-Fanwood swam against Gov. Livingston on Wednesday. Credits: John Mooney
Alan Shao had a big day against Gov. Livingston. Credits: John Mooney
Josh Cohen won the 100 Breaststroke vs. Gov. Livingston. Credits: John Mooney
Josh Cohen in the winning 400 Freestyle Relay. Credits: John Mooney
Raiders Coach Jess Hulnik says her team will be ready to swim against whomever is their match-up in the state sectionals. Credits: John Mooney

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

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Individual Results

  • 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.”

Individual Results

  • 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 is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

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