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Senior Night Swimming Victory Against Perth Amboy

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SELENA LUONG ’26
Tomas Jimenez 24′ swims the 200 IM. His overall time was 2:37.54.

The Edison Varsity Swim Team celebrated their third victory of the season on Monday, January 22, with a victory against Perth Amboy, defeating them 93–76.

Edison started the season with a dominant win against Woodbridge, defeating them 114–55 back in December. They faced a defeat in their second meet against Colonia but rebounded with a victory against Iselin in the subsequent meet. After losing to Wardlaw-Hartridge in the fourth meet, they have once again recuperated as they recently secured a win against Perth Amboy.

There were a total of eleven events, with Edison winning six of them. The team outswam their opponents in most of the individual events, including the 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, and 100 breaststroke.

Edison started strong in the 200-yard individual medley with Rachel Kou ‘27 of the Edison team emerging as the winner with a time of 2:23.96. Kou was followed closely by Perth Amboy’s Kaleb Mendez ‘27 who finished second with a time of 2:35.00. Tomas Jiminez ‘24 from the Edison team closely followed his lead, coming in third with a time of 2:37.54.

In the 50-yard freestyle, Jeet Jagtap ‘24 from Edison took the lead, winning the event with a time of 0:26.84. He was closely followed by Mary Elizabeth Conway ‘24 from Edison who placed second with a time of 0:28.84. Juan Quinones ‘24 from Perth Amboy placed third within a close margin, recording a time of 0:29.96.

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  • Jeet Jagtap 24′ swims the 100 Breast, finishing with 1:15.57.

  • Mary-Elizabeth Conway swims the 100 Fly, finished with a time of 1:11.37.

  • Jeffrey Westdyke 24′ swims the 100 Fly. His final time was 1:26.70.

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Dominating the 100-yard freestyle, Edison’s Pranav Devaraju ‘24 recorded a time of 1:07.90. Sai Bazar ‘24 from Edison came in second with a time of 01:11.27. Coming in third was the opposing team’s Nicholas Velasques ‘24 who finished with a time of 01:13.97.

In the 500-yard freestyle, Matthew Quezada ‘26 from Perth Amboy came in first with a time of 06:10.46. Mia Cabrera ‘24, from Edison, secured second with a time of 06:53.59. Karthik Saravanamoorthy ‘27 from Edison placed third with a time of 07:16.43.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Kou from Edison placed first once again, with a time of 01:05.76. Mendez from Perth Amboy followed within a narrow margin, recording a time of 01:06.27. Quezada from the Perth Amboy team came in third with a time of 1:09.81.

In the 100-yard breaststroke, Jagtap won with a time of 1:15.57. Jagtap was followed by Ryann Spaventa ‘25 from Edison, who recorded a time of 1:26.50. Adrian Zapala ‘24 from Edison placed third with a time of 1:32.68.

Jagtap placed first in two individual events and second place in two team events. He played a prominent role in the swim meet against Perth Amboy, as his first-place finishes in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke greatly contributed to Edison’s win over the Perth Amboy team. Jeet has established himself as an exceptional swimmer, as his seasonal accolades include seven first-place finishes, nine second-place finishes, and one third-place finish.
Kou from Edison’s swim team has also been performing well in the ongoing swim season. She has a total of three first-place finishes, five second-place finishes, and one third-place finish across a variety of events. Despite only being a freshman, Kou has established herself as a strong swimmer, one to look out for in the future.
Quezada stood out for Perth Amboy with two first places and one-third place in individual events, in addition to a first place in a team event. Quezada’s wins in the 200 MR, 200 Free, and 500 Free proved that he is a swimmer to keep an eye out for. Quezada’s seasonal accolades include ten first-place finishes, ten second-place finishes, and three third-place finishes.

With this victory, the EHS swim team is currently in third place in the Blue Division with an overall record of 3–2 in the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC). This win will be a huge morale boost for the team in preparation for the upcoming meet on January 30 against the current division leaders, South Plainfield.

Game statistics can be found at NJ.com.

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TANUSH KANDPAL '27, Staff Writer
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