EWING, NJ -- Moorestown's Alex Martin, Zach Fong, and Tim Runfola each each won two individual races and were both part of winning relay teams as the Quakers defeated Scotch Plains-Fanwood to win their second straight NJSIAA Public B boys swimming state finals, 94-76, at The College of New Jersey on Monday, Feb. 23.
Martin won the 50 and 100 freestyle, Zong took the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM, and Tim Runfola won the 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Each of those swimmers also participated in two winning relay teams.
"Coming into the season, we knew we were going to be better than the past two years, but I had no idea we would end up making it to the finals of the State Championship," said senior Alex Skoog, who prevented the sweep by winning the100 Backstroke for Scotch Plains-Fanwood. "I'm really proud of everyone and how they did this season because everyone, especially the younger kids, stepped up."
The Raiders kept the score close for much of the meet, thanks to their depth, and several swimmers lowered their personal best times. SPFHS finished 14-3 overall on the season and returned to the state finals for the first time since 2011. The boys came just short of matching the Raider girls team, which won the state championship on Sunday vs. Princeton.