COLLEGE PARK, MD -- Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) finished 11th overall out 78 teams at the YMCA Long Course National Championship in College Park, MD, this weekend. The men's team placed 5th in the country, while the women finished in 18th place.

Josh Cohen, wrapped up an outstanding week with a second place finish in the 800 Meter Freestyle with a new team record. Cohen, who will be a high school senior in September, won the 200 and 400 Meter Freestyle events, and placed second in the 1500 meter Freestyle, and seventh in the 200 Backstroke. He had five Top 10 finishes for the meet.

FSPY's Men's 400 Meter Free Relay team (John Piccinic, Logan D'Amore, Julian Park, Josh Cohen) finished 3rd with a new team record. Darlene Fung, who won the 50 Meter Freestyle and also placed 2nd in the 50M Butterfly, finished 4th in the Women's 100 Meter Freestyle. Logan D'Amore placed 8th in the Men's 100 Meter Freestyle. He also finished 8th in the 200 Meter Freestyle earlier in the meet.

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Other individual highlights on the meet's final day:

  • John Piccinic placed 15th in the Men's 100 Meter Freestyle.
  • Corby Eldrenkamp swam in his first final and placed 23rd in the 200 Meter Butterfly.
  • Michael Botting made final round in the Men's 200 IM and placed 23rd.

The Y is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For information on membership or programs, or to request a schedule of classes, call the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at (908) 889-8880 or visit www.fanwoodscotchplainsymca.org. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

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