SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Westfield ended the Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls swim team's winning streak at three with a decisive victory, 105.5 - 65.5, at the Westfield Area YMCA on Thursday, Dec. 19. Along the way, Abby McKinney set the Wesfield school record for the 100 Butterfly with a time of 55.90.
Westfield's Julia McGann led off the winning 200 Medley and 400 Free Relays and easily took the 500 Free. Abby McKinney took the 100 Butterfly and the 200 IM and swam on the two winning relays.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood's Julia Bonhote, Chloe Howell and Rachel Small swept the 100 Free.
“I'm very proud of the way we swam today. All the girls were in top shape, and we had a school record broken,” Westfield's girls varsity coach Steven Whittington said. “Breaking a school record at a school with a long history of excellence in swimming really says a lot. I couldn't be more proud of her.”
“We swam well, but they were faster and deeper,” Raiders Coach Jess Hulnik said after the meet. “Two of our better swimmers were missing, and there's a trickle down that comes from that. Westfield swam extremely well today.”
200 Medley Relay
Julia McGann, Elie Cestero, Abby McKinney, Erin McKinney, Westfield: 1:50.68
Erin McAndrew, Westfield: 1:57.67
Abby McKinney, Westfield: 2:12.81
Julia Bonhote, SPF: 24.86
Abby McKinney, Westfield: 56.90
Julia Bonhote, SPF: 54.07
Julia McGann, Westfield: 5:18.73
200 Free Relay
Rachel Small, Abby Ryan, Chloe Howell, Julia Bonhote: 1:41.31
Lauren Lane, Westfield: 1:00.97
Elie Cestero, Westfield: 1:10.55
400 Free Relay
Julia McGann, Erin McAndrew, Marcelina Krasinski, Abby McKinney, Westfield: 3:45.20
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