SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) swim team had a strong showing at the YMCA Bronze Championship Meet, held February 8 and 9 at the Raritan Bay YMCA in Perth Amboy. Swimmers ages 9-18 with YMCA Bronze qualifying times were eligible to compete at this meet. Many FSPY swimmers finished in the top 16 in their individual and relay events across all age groups.

9-10 Age Group

The FSPY 9-10 girls placed in the top 16 in several events, three of which were first place finishes. Top finishers were:

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Jacklyn Choi (5th-100 Back), Mary Ferreiro (1st-50 Back, 50 Fly; 6th -50 Free; 10th-100 Free), Ella Lin (3rd -50 Fly; 5th-100 Free, 100 IM; 11th-100 Back, 50 Free), Sophia Monteith (9th-100 Free; 10th-50 Breast; 11th-100 Breast; 13th-50 Free), Hrishita Paranjape (4th-50 Fly; 10th-100 Breast) Swathi Venkatesh (5th-50 Breast). Anna Victorino (14th-100 Back; 15th-50 Fly).

The 9-10 girls placed 1st (Lin, Paranjape, Monteith, Ferreiro) and 7th (Lexi Baglien, Choi, Annika Jeena, Victorino) in the Free Relay.

The 9-10 boys also had several top 16 finishes:

Krish Arora (16th-50 Breast, 100 Breast), Achilleas Balakrishnan (3rd-100 Back; 7th-100 Free; 10th-50 Back; 12th-50 Free), Terry Gould (8th-50 Free; 15th-100 Free), Griffin McClure (6th-50 Fly; 8th-200 IM), Benjamin Zhou (3rd-200 IM; 5th-50 Free; 14th-100 Back)

11-12 Age Group

Below are the top 16 finishers in the individual events for the FSPY 11-12 Girls.

Amelia Condell (5th-100 Fly; 7th-50 Fly; 100 IM; 11th-100 Free), Ashlyn D'Souza (4th-50 Breast; 6th-100 Breast; 8th-50 Back), Emmy O'Hearn (2nd-200 Free; 9th-50 Free), Sophia Yalcin (2nd-100 Breast, 100 Free; 7th-50 Free; 8th-200 Free)

The 11-12 Free Relay team of Condell, D'Souza, Colleen Gillen, Yalcin finished 3rd .

Top 16 finishers for the 11-12 FSPY Boys include the following swimmers.

Atharv Dwivedi (15th-100 Breast), Douglas Gee (4th-200 IM; 5th-100 Back, 100 IM; 8th-100 Fly), Kyle Miller (3rd-100 Fly; 6th-100 Free; 7th-100 IM; 13th-50 Free, 100 Breast)

 13-14 Age Group

All the FSPY 13-14 girls and boys who competed at the Bronze Championships finished in the top 16 in at least one event. The results for the girls are as follows.

Hannah Alber (3rd-100 Breast; 4th-200 Breast; 7th-50 Free; 10th-200 Free; 14th-100 Free), Helena Chan (7th-200 Free; 12th-100 Fly, 200 IM), Caitlyn Falkowski (6th-200 Back; 10th-100 Back; 13th-100 Fly); Lily Gaulin (5th-200 Fly), Kayla Gould (8th-50 Free; 10th- 100 Fly, 100 Free, 200 IM; 12th-200 Back), Jessica Markwant (5th-100 Breast; 8th-100 Fly)

The relay team of Alber, Chan, Falkowski and Gould finished 2nd in the Free Relay.

Placing in the top 16 for the 13-14 boys were:

Dylan Condell (4th-50 Free; 6th-200 Free; 8th-100 Back, 200 Back), Robby Lambert (2nd-200 Free; 9th-100 Back; 11th-100 Free; 15th-50 Free)

15-18 Age Group

Many of the FSPY 15-18 girls finished in the top 16:

Sophie Gallahue (8th-200 Free; 13th-100 Free; 16th-200 IM), Katelyn Gaulin (10th-200 IM), Avery Higinbotham (3rd-100 Breast, 200 IM; 4th-50 Free; 5th-100 Free), Nicole Kenny (9th-50 Free; 14th-200 Free), Angela Panikiewsky (12th-100 Fly), Kavya Patel (12th-200 Back; 13th-100 Back) Jessica Rojek (12th-200 Breast), Rebecca Ronnen (8th-200 IM), Sylvia Rozlaski  (3rd-50 Free; 4th-100 Back, 200 Back; 11th-200 IM; 16th-200 Free), Skye Sener (5th-100 Back; 11th-100 Free), Gillian Strout (2nd-50 Free; 9th-100 Fly; 10th-100 Back), Julianna Warren (3rd-100 Fly; 5th-100 Breast; 7th-200 IM)

The 15-18 boys also had several top 16 finishes, two of which were 1st place.

Owen Ferrone (2nd-100 Fly, 200 Breast, 200 IM; 8th-100 Back; 9th-100 Breast), Brandon Jawor (1st-200 Breast; 6th-50 Free, 200 IM; 7th-100 Free, 200 Back; 13th-200 Free), Spencer Linenberg (2nd-100 Breast), Ethan Morrobel (1st-100 Fly; 5th 100 Free; 6th-200 Free; 8th-50 Free)

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