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Girls Swimming State Finals: Moorestown Defeats Scotch Plains-Fanwood by Narrow Margin, 91-79

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Raiders head coach Jess Hulnik with swimmers from the class of 2018 on Senior Day. Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains-Fanwood has won four County championships in a row. Credits: Tom Ryan via Facebook
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Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School swimmers on Senior Day with head coach Jess Hulnik (left) and assistant coach Judy Sharkey on Jan. 24 Credits: John Mooney
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EWING, NJ -- In a meet between No. 1 seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood and No. 2 seeded Moorestown, the Quakers overtook a Raiders lead half-way through the 400 meter Freestyle Relay to win their first State championship since 1995 in an dramatic 91-79 victory.

Moorestown's Emily Wisniewski, who won the 200 IM and 500 Freestyle, and teammate Holly Robinson, who touched first in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly, led the charge. They also combined with Abby Wilson and Allie Waggoner to win the 400 Freestyle Relay and seal the victory. Robinson made up time for the Quakers, while Wisniewski pulled away during the last 50 meters of the race.

"We had such a great meet today with several best times and many close races," said Coach Jessica Hulnik in an interview with TAPintoSPF. "Our seniors, as always, were incredible in both their swims and their leadership. We graduate 14, and they all will be missed greatly. On the plus side, we bring back a great group that will be more than ready to set the tone for next season."

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Results:

  • 200 MEDLEY RELAY: E. Frazier-R. Maizes-A. Dunchus-M. Small, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:48.74
  • 200 FREESTYLE: Holly Robinson, Moorestown, 1:53.40
  • 200 IM: Emily Wisniewski, Moorestown, 2:06.87
  • 50 FREESTYLE: Abigail Wilson, Moorestown, 24.48
  • 100 BUTTERFLY: Holly Robinson, Moorestown, 57.56
  • 100 FREESTYLE: DeeDee Maizes, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 53.62
  • 500 FREESTYLE: Emily Wisniewski, Moorestown, 5:08.03
  • 200 FREESTYLE RELAY: D. Maizes-R. Maizes-H. Davis-M. Small, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:41.21
  • 100 BACKSTROKE: Abigail Wilson, Moorestown, 58.10
  • 100 BREASTSTROKE: Rachel Maizes, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:04.74
  • 400 FREESTYLE RELAY: A. Wilson-A. Waggoner-H. Robinson-E. Wisniewski, Moorestown, 3:34.71

Moorestown's win denied the Scotch Plains-Fanwood swimmers from the class of 2018 to bookend their careers with championships. This season, the Raiders had 14 graduating seniors on the team, which won the NJSIAA Public B State championship in 2015 along with four straight County titles.

The senior girls, who won the state championship as freshmen and were four-time County champions in their high school swimming careers, are:
  • Olivia Barcia
  • Hannah Davis
  • Anna Dunchus
  • Lauren Eck
  • Erika Frazier
  • Mackenzie Inacker
  • DeeDee Maizes
  • Rachel Maizes
  • Alyssa Mongiovi
  • Nina Paradiso
  • Molly Pritchett
  • Cara Raderman
  • Megan Small
  • Sydney VonOehsen.

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