PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA(FSPY) swim team recently participated at the New Jersey Long Course Junior Olympics at Rutgers University, held from July 26 to July 29. The team of 39 FSPY swimmers qualified for this highly competitive state championship meet where over 50 swim clubs and YMCA teams across the state were represented.
Congratulations to Chloe Howell for achieving a YMCA National Qualifying time in 100 Free, and to the following swimmers for setting new team records: Corey Calderone (200 IM); Brandon Calderone (100 Fly); Shae Trenery (400 Free); Billie Rose Sherratt (200 Free and 200 IM); Victoria Gee (50, 100, 200 Breast). The 11-12 Girls 200 Free Relay team of Laura Kim, Naomi Maurer, Meghan Lai and Sherratt, and the 13-14 Boys 400 Free Relay team of Corey He, Ryan Kim, Julian Kaniuka and Hirad Sharifian also set new FSPY team records.
Top 16 Finishers for the team:
10&U Girls: Phoebe Kaplan (12th: 50 Free; 11th: 100 Free; 15th: 100 Breast; 16th: 50 Fly; 8th: 200 IM), Shae Trenery (13th: 50 Free; 14th: 100 Free; 8th: 200 Free; 6th: 400 Free);
10&U Boys: Brandon Calderone (14th: 50 Free; 9th: 100 Free; 16th: 50 Back; 7th: 50 Fly; 8th: 100 Fly); Corey Calderone (15th: 50 Breast; 10th: 100 Breast; 9th: 200 IM; 13th: 200 Free).
11-12 Girls: Billie Sherratt (6th: 100 Free; 9th: 200 Free; 12th: 400 Free; 8th: 200 IM; 13th: 100 Back; 13th: 100 Fly); Victoria Gee (3rd: 50 Breast; 7th: 100 Breast; 6th: 200 Breast); Laura Kim (5th: 50 Fly)
11-12 Boys: Owen Waibel (13th: 50 Free; 8th: 50 Breast)
13-14 Girls: Chloe Howell (3rd: 100 Free; 5th: 200 Free); Nicole Ben-David (8th: 200 Free; 16th: 200 Fly; 14th: 400 Free); Fiona Strout (13th: 800 Free)
13-14 Boys: Brandon Cortez (13th: 200 Breast); Corey He (6th: 800 Free; 13th: 200 IM; 12th:100 Fly); Julian Kaniuka (3rd: 50 Free; 9th:100 Free; 15th:100 Fly); Hirad Sharifian (6th: 50 Free; 11th:100 Free), Aidan Trenery (11th:100 Back),
15&O Girls: Ellie Richard (12th: 1500 Free); Monika Burzynski (2nd:100 Fly)
The following relay teams also placed in the top 16:
11-12 Girls 200 Medley Relay (Sherratt, Lai, Kim, Maurer); 13-14 Boys 400 Medley (Trenery, Cortez, Kaniuka, Sharifian)
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