Swimming: FSPY Girls Black Team Wins Close Meet vs. Somerset Hills Y

Credits: Erin Cadigan
Credits: Erin Cadigan
Credits: Erin Cadigan
Credits: Erin Cadigan
Credits: Erin Cadigan
Credits: Erin Cadigan
Credits: Erin Cadigan
Credits: Erin Cadigan
Credits: Erin Cadigan

BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- The FSPY Girls “Black” Team defeated Somerset Hills “A” Team by a score of 209.5 to 163.5 on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Basking Ridge. The meet was tight right up until the final relays.

In the Individual Medleys, Gina Yip and Shae Trenery took 2nd & 3rd in the 9/10 age group, while Katherine Li touched 2nd for the 11/12s.  Abby DiGiorgio and Chloe Howell were 2nd and 3rd for the 13/14s and Anna Dunchus took 2nd for the 15-18 year olds.

In the Freestyle races, Vivian Yu took first in the 8under 50 Free and Sophie Isleta took 3rdLaura Kim and Elle Cadigan came in 2nd & 3rd in the 9/10 100-yard race.  FSPY swept two of the other 3 races: the 11/12 100 (Billie Sherratt, Naomi Maurer, Ellie Moose), and the 15-18 200 Free (Marlise Moesch, Rachel Maizes, DeeDee Maizes).  In the 13/14 contest, Fiona Strout and Bree Dy touched the wall 1st and 2nd ahead of SHY.

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FSPY claimed top finishes in Breaststroke in 4 of the 5 events.  Victories were earned by Fiona Rovito (8U), Victoria Gee (11/12), DiGiorgio (13/14) and R. Maizes (15-18).  Other swimmers placing in the top three in Breaststroke for FSPY were 8under  Isleta (2nd), 9-10s G.Yip (2nd ) and Phoebe Kaplan (3rd), Ellie Moose (2nd –11/12) and Bree Dy (3rd –13/14).

The Backstroke produced similar favorable results for FSPY. The winners were Janice Yip (8U), Trenery (9/10), Sherratt (11/12) and Erika Frazier (15-18). Yu (8U) took 2ndAlex Moore came in 3rd for the 11/12s, while Strout touched 3rd for the 13/14s.

7 year-old Yip took top honors in the 25 yard Butterfly, finishing the single lap race in just 17.24.  Teammate Rovito was 3rd. Kim won for the 9/10s while Li and Moore were 2nd and 3rd, both under 32 seconds in the 50 yard affair. FSPY swept the 13/14s. The trio of Amanda Pina, Isabella Betman and Nicole Ben-David finished well ahead of the pack. Monika Burzynski and Macie Schaper closed out the individual races with 2nd and 3rd place finishes.

Heading into the relays, FSPY and SHY were within 6 points of each other, but FSPY dominated the Medley Relay portion of the meet to take home the victory. 

FSPY teams win all five relays: 8Us (Yip/Rovito/Yu/Isleta), 9/10s (Trenery/Yip/Kim/Cadigan), 11/12s (Sherratt/Gee/Li/Maurer), 13/14s(Dy/DiGiorgio/Pina/Howell) and 15-18s (Frazier/R.Maizes/Burzynski/Moesch). The top finishes in the relays earned FSPY a total of 40 points and secured the girls the hard-fought victory. The Girls “Black” Team is now 2-1 for the season.

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