Swimming: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Swimmers Advance to Final Round of Meet of Champions

Megan Small leads off the 200 Freestyle Relay. Credits: Cindy Clancy Warren
DeeDee Maizes jumps in for the 400 Freestyle Relay. Credits: Cindy Clancy Warren
SPFHS coaches and team on the pool deck at GCIT. Credits: Cindy Clancy Warren
Chris Bondarowicz competes in the 100 Breaststroke. Credits: File photo by Caleb Cohen
Josh Cohen competes in the 500 Freestyle. Credits: File photo by John Mooney
Rachel Maizes is part of the 200 medley team that was victorious at the Meet of Champions. Credits: John Mooney

SEWEL, NJ --  Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School relay teams and individuals advanced to the final round of the NJSIAA Meet of Champions held at Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) on Saturday.

The top eight finishers qualify for championship final, while the next fastest eight qualify for the consolation final. Local swimmers to advance were.


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  • Medley Relay: 7. Scotch Plains-Fanwood (Erika Frazier, Rachel Maizes, Stephanie Judge, DeeDee Maizes) 1:48.47
  • 200 Freestyle Relay: 8. Scotch Plains-Fanwood (Megan Small, Erika Frazier, Caroline Warren, Maya Dunchus) 1:39.7
  • 100 Breaststroke: 2. Rachel Maizes (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) 1:04.09
  • 400 Freestyle Relay: 6. Scotch Plains-Fanwood (Caroline Warren, DeeDee Maizes, Erika Frazier, Rachel Maizes) 3:36.76


  • 200 Freestyle: 5. Josh Cohen (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) 1:42.41
  • 200 IM: 6. Chris Bondarowicz (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) 1:54.69
  • 500 Freestyle: 5. Josh Cohen (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) 4:38.82
  • 100 Breaststroke: 3. Chris Bondarowicz (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) 57.87.

Finals will be held on Sunday at GCIT. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.

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