The Westfield Area ‘Y’ Devilfish Swim Team sent 50 qualifiers to the NJ YMCA Silver Championship meet at GCIT in Sewell, NJ on February 14th-16th. The team attained 27 new qualifying times for the upcoming NJ YMCA State Championship meets. Congratulations to Abby Bebel for setting the Girls 15-18 200 Breast meet record! The following athletes placed in the Top-16, with state qualifiers in bold:

Girls 9-10: Mira Emany (1st 50 Breast); Blythe Hoffman (2nd 50 Fly, 7th 100IM); Olivia Perez (8th 50 Free)

Boys 9-10: James Kavanagh (9th 50 Free, 12th 50 Back, 13th 100 Free); Ben Lane (14th 50 Back); Max Matera (14th 50 Breast); Kevin O’Neill (1st 50 Free, 2nd 100IM, 4th 50 Back, 8th 50 Fly)

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Girls 11-12: Ava Contract (11th 50 & 100 Breast, 13th 50 & 100 Back & 100IM); Sophia Fussman (8th 200 Breast, 13th 50 Breast), Ava Gaspard (7th 100 Breast, 10th 50 Breast); Emily Kapuscinski (9th 100 Fly, 12th 50 Fly, 16th 100IM); Riley McGoldrick (6th 100 & 200 Free, 100 Back & 100 Fly, 7th 50 Fly, 14th 50 Free); Jacqueline Moser (3rd 200IM, 4th 100IM, 16th 500 Free)

Boys 11-12: Carson Donnelly (2nd 200 Breast, 13th 100 Breast, 15th 50 Breast); Hudson Wilcomes (7th 50 Back & 200IM, 11th 50 Free, 12th 100 Free, 16th 50 Breast)

Girls 13-14: Caitlin Farago (1st 100 Free, 7th 200 Free, 9th 50 Free, 13th 500 Free); Kate Riordan (14th 200 Free)

Boys 13-14: Will Heinze (9th 500 Free); JD Twilley (2nd 200 Breast, 7th 50 Free & 200 Back, 11th 100 Back, 13th 100 Free & 200IM, 14th 200 Free); Nathan Welsh (15th 200 Breast)

Girls 15-18: Abby Bebel (1st 200 Breast, 3rd 100 Free, 5th 50 Free, 6th 500 Free, 7th 200 Fly); Emma Heinze (5th 500 Free); Viv Jeckell (11th 100 Fly); Marcelina Krowinska (5th 200 Breast, 9th 100 Breast, 12th 50 Free, 14th 100 Free); Erin McKinney (5th 100 Breast, 15th 200 Breast, 16th 200IM); Anna Schwartz (1st 100 Back, 13th 200 Back, 15th 100 Breast)

Boys 15-18: Kyle Altman (8th 100 Breast); Matt Chen (14th 50 Free); TJ Walsh (14th 500 Free); Peter Youssef (14th 200 Fly)

The 12U WY State Team will compete February 21st-23rd at the Ocean County YMCA in Toms River, and the 13 & Over State Team will swim at Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, PA March 12th-15th.