Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Swimmers Shine at NJ Long Course Junior Olympics

Caroline Warren Credits: John Mooney
Corey He and Coach Chris Karelas Credits: John Mooney
Tyler McGeehan Credits: File photo by John Mooney
Brody Rash and Evan Weber Credits: Sue Rash
Owen Waibel Credits: File photo by John Mooney

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The New Jersey Long Course Junior Olympics was held on July 27th to July 30th at Rutgers University where 65 swim clubs/YMCAs around the state participated. Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) swim team had 34 swimmers who qualified for this highly competitive meet. 

Laura Kim (101 points) and Owen Waibel (69 points) were the highest point scorers for the team. 

Top 16 finishers for FSPY were:

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Laura Kim (5th 50 Meter Breast, 6th 100 Breast, 7th 50 Free, 10th 100 Free, 9th  200 Free, 7th 200 IM,  3rd 50 Fly, 7th 50 Back, 11th 100 Back)
Victoria Gee (3rd 100  Breast, 2nd 50 Breast),
Tyler McGeehan (9th 50 Breast),
Owen Waibel (5th 100 Breast, 3rd 50 Free, 4th 100 Free, 2nd 50 Breast, 10th 200 Free),
Evan Weber (10th 50 Fly, 14th 100 Fly)

Cameron Linenberg (6th 50 Fly, 13th 100 Fly),
Richard Park (6th 400 IM,  14th 200 Fly, 10th 100 Breast, 12th 200 Breast)

15 and Over:
Corby Eldrenkamp (8th 200 Fly),
Keren Huang (10th 400 IM),
Manav Shah (12th 1500 Free)

10 and Under
Boys 200 Meter Free Relay of Tyler McGeehan, Brandon Calderone,  Evan Weber, and Owen Waibel finished 3rd.

Congratulations to the following FSPY swimmers for achieving Gold times and qualifying for this meet:

Nicole Ben-David, Brandon Calderone, Dylan Condell, Brandon Cortez, Corby Eldrenkamp, Kayla Gould, Corey He, Owen Higinbotham, Chloe Howell, Keren Huang, Julian Kaniuka, Phoebe Kaplan,  Michelle Kong, Robert Lambert,  Dominic Markwant, Jason Mongiovi,  Amanda Pina, Abigail Ryan, Billie Rose Sherratt,  Megan Small, Rachel Small, Fiona Strout, Aidan Trenery, Shae Treney, Caroline Warren and William Yu.

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