SUMMIT, NJ -- In what could be a preview of the Union County swimming championships at Rutgers next Sunday, defending champion Summit out-swam the Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys, 94-76 at the Summit YMCA. 

According to both teams' coaches, the meet was much tighter than the score might indicate. 

"This was a close meet. It was fun to watch and could have gone either way," said Summit swim coach Luke Piede, who is familiar with a lot of the athletes since he teaches at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and is the Raiders' varsity tennis coach.

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Piede said that for his team, junior Alex Jones was the star today.

"Alex really took over the meet. He won the 200 Free and then came out and won the 500 Free. Then he anchored both our relays," Piede said. "It's not just the wins. You have to have good performances from your B and C lanes to score points (and win the meet)." 

"Summit swam a little faster than us, and they were a bit deeper than us today. We got out-touched a few times, and that made a difference," said Scotch Plains-Fanwood coach Jess Hulnik. "They're the defending county champions. We expected this to be a tough meet."

Both Summit and Scotch Plains-Fanwood will swim at the Union County Championships, which take place at Rutgers Sonny Werblin pool on Sunday, Jan. 26, beginning at 5 p.m.

RESULTS

200 Medley Relay
 
Aidan Trenery, Jason Mongiovi, Matt London, Michael DePaola, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:44.50
 
200 Free
 
Alex Jones, Summit, 1:48.07
 
200 IM
 
Will Hedges, Summit, 2:00.69
 
50 Free
 
Matt London, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 22.38
 
100 Butterfly
 
Matthew McGregor, Summit, 0:55.42
 
100 Free
 
Matt London, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 49.76
 
500 Free
 
Alex Jones, Summit, 4:59:43
 
200 Freestyle Relay
 
Harris Pollock, Matthew McGregor, Will Hedges, Alex Jones, Summit, 1:34.29
 
100 Backstroke
 
Aidan Trenery,  Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 57.67
 
100 Breaststroke
 
Jeffrey Vlass, Summit, 1:03.07
 
400 Freestyle Relay
 
Harris Pollock, Matthew McGregor, Will Hedges, Alex Jones, Summit, 3:26.21