SCOTCH PLAINS -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) Boys “Red” team swam hard but met defeat in their meet against Wyckoff YMCA, 258-112.
FSPY Boys Red captured several top place finishes among several events to contribute to the team score: Jake Lessner and Maxwell Kearns took 1st and 2nd in the 15-18 50 Breast, while Kyle Foster and Brian Kenny finished 2nd and 3rd in the 15-18 50 Fly.
FSPY 9-10 Swimmers Evan Weber and Jaden Wilkerson grabbed 2nd and 3rd in the 50 Breast, and Sohem Rai and Wilkerson grabbed 2nd and 5th in the 9-10 50 Back. Dylan Negron and Owen Ferrone placed 2nd and 5th in the 11-12 100 IM.
FSPY also proved strong in the 13-14 age group, earning points across all strokes including: Alex Sherwood (3rd place) and David Sherwood (4th place) in the 100 Individual Medley; Sherwood also grabbed 1st place in the 50 Fly, while Virendra Ghate achieved 1st place in the 50 Breast. Spencer Linenberg and Kieran Scanlon finished 3rd and 4th in the 50 Free. Linenberg and Joshua Schwartz also captured team points in the 50 Back.
FSPY 15-18 swimmers showed depth by Jake Lessner, Brian Kenny, and John Piccinic finishing 3rd, 4th and 5th in the 100 Individual Medley. Piccinic and Marcello Betman also took 2nd and 5th places in the 50 Free, respectively. Mark Mital and Anthony Tramontana also scored valuable points in the 50 Back.
FSPY 8 & Under swimmers dominated their age group events across all strokes with multiple top-winning races. Brody Linenberg took top place finishes in all his events including: 1st place in the 25 Back, and 2nd place in both the 25 Free and 25 Breast, and as a member of the winning 8 & Under 200 Free Relay.
Other 8 & Under swimmers who were also victorious in multiple events: Jae Kayne took 2nd in the 25 Free and 25 Fly, Tyson Moose took 3rd in the 25 Free and 4th in the 25 Breast, and Harrison McClure grabbed 3rd in the 25 Fly and 4th in the 25 Free. Douglas Gee also finished 3rd in the 25 Breast.
Other top scoring swims for the FSPY 9-10 swimmers included: Kyle Karyczak in the 50 Free and the 50 Fly; Evan Weber in the 50 Free, and Robert Lambert placed 3rd in the 50 Fly.
FSPY 11-12 swimmers consistently scored in all strokes in their age group: 50 Free (Ryan Kim and Richie Panikiewsky), 50 Breast (Owen Higinbotham and Panikiewsky), 50 Back (Kim and Negron) and 50 Fly (Higinbotham and Kevin Foley).
To cap off the meet, FSPY was victorious in two out of five relay events.
The entire FSPY Swim Team gears up to face high-level competition against teams in the tri-state area in the Holiday Invitational taking place in Long Island from December 11-13.
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