Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Boys 'Black' Team Victorious vs. Somerset Valley Y

Nolan Kearns won the 200 IM in the 15/18 age group. Credits: John Mooney
Corey He won the 200 IM in the 11/12 age group. Credits: John Mooney

SOMERSET, NJ -- On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA Boys “Black” team scored their first dual meet win of the season against Somerset Valley Y, with many exciting races, including four relay team victories and two events where FSPY swimmers “swept” the top three finishes.

For the 8 and under boys’ age group, Mac Priesing placed 1st in both the 25 Backstroke and 50 Freestyle. Aaron Frank finished 1st in the 25 Breaststroke and 2nd in the 25 Back. Zack Kusch placed 2nd in both the 50 Free and 25 Butterfly. Zac McGeehan placed 3rd in the 25 Breaststroke.

The 9/10 boys age group started off strong with Visruth Kanchamreddy and Cameron Linenberg finishing 1st and 2nd in the 100 Individual Medley (IM). Owen Waibel, Bradley Frank, and Ryan Jawor placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the 100 Free.  Waibel also placed 2nd in the 50 Breast. Kanchamreddy and Jawor placed 1st and 2nd in the 50 Back. Linenberg placed 1st in the 50 Fly. 

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For the 11/12 boys, Corey He placed 1st in the 200 Individual Medley and 2nd in the 50 Fly. Darien Betances placed 1st in the 50 Breast and 3rd in the 100 Free. In the 13/14 events, Alan Shao and Dominic Markwant placed first and second in the 200 IM. Shao also placed 1st in the 100 Fly. Josh Cohen and Logan D’Amore placed first and third in the 100 Free. Cohen also placed 1st in the 100 Back. Matthew Chen placed 3rd in the 100 Breast.

In the 15/18 age group, Eric Chang, Brody Rash and Nick Heath placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively, in the 200 Free. Nolan Kearns also placed 1st in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 200 Fly. Chang and Heath placed 1st and 3rd in the 100 Back. Zach Kronheimer and Matt Auda placed 1st and 3rd in the 100 Breast.

FSPY finished the meet with relay victories for the 8 & under team of Priesing, McGeehan, Kusch and A. Frank in the 100 Medley relay; the 9/10 team of Kanchamreddy, Waibel, Linenberg and B. Frank in the 200 Medley relay; the team of Cohen, Chen, Shao and D’Amore in the 13/14 200 Medley relay; while the 15/18 team of Chang, Kronheimer, Kearns and Heath edged out Somerset Valley by 0.01 second.

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