SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Tigers Sharks swim meet may have been delayed by rain and lightning, but the bad weather couldn't put a damper on today’s swimmers as the Tiger Sharks went on to defeat Roycefield Rapids 290-226. The victory was South Plainfield’s first of the year bringing the Tiger Sharks’ record to 1-1 on the season.
The meet was decided by relays as South Plainfield went on to win five of the six relay races. “The relays were the key,” said South Plainfield Head Coach Laurie Post. “The meet was within 25 points until the relay races started.”
South Plainfield won all three girls medley relay races winning the girls 8+ Under, girls 9-12 and girls 13-18. The South Plainfield Boys won the 9-12 free relay race and 13-18 free relay.
Coach Post was both happy and wet after the winning meet. “It always feels awesome to get the first win of the season,” said Post. “Getting chased and thrown into the pool by happy swimmers is fun too.”
Below are South Plainfield’s Winning Relay Teams:
Girls 8+ Under Medley – Trisha Ojha, Gabby Cicenia, Anvi Ogale and Camila Chavez
Girls 9-12 Medley – Keya Ogale, Anisha Ojha, Jessica Park and Gabby Green
Boys 9-12 Free – Matt Robertson, Nelson Whalen, Aryan Jeena and Chris Espiritu
Girls 13-18 Medley - Michelle Kong, Abby DiGiorgio, Darlene Fung and Staphanie Judge – Tied Pool Record
Boys 13-18 Free – Ryan Park, William Yu, Mark Stanik and Jake Kolodiej