Foxes Upper School sports teams enjoyed a banner weekend with multiple championships and highlights:
The Girls’ Swimming team finished second overall at the Friends Schools League (FSL) championships and, in the process, captured seven gold medals: The 200 medley relay team of Allison Fenska ’21, Christina Levins ’21, Ava Parker ’22, and Maddie Mininno ’19 kicked off the meet by shattering the FSL and MFS school record with a time of 1:53.05 to win gold. The time qualified the team for the NJSIAA individual championships as well. Christina Levins captured gold in the 200 individual medley (IM) and the 100 breaststroke. Her time of 2:08.09 in the IM was an FSL and MFS record. Allison Fenska also won two individual gold medals in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Her time of 58.50 in the 100 butterfly was an FSL and MFS record. The team of Levins, Genevieve Messina ’21, Mininno, and Fenska won gold in the 200 freestyle relay and set a new school record (1:44.87). Ava Parker captured a gold medal in the 100 backstroke.
The Boys’ Swimming team finished fourth at the FSL championships. Leading the way was Peter Xia ’22 who captured two individual gold medals, setting school records in the 200 IM (2:00.20) and 500 freestyle (4:50.95). Evan Fenska ’19 won two silver medals in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, in which he set an MFS record of 1:00.96. Also capturing silver was the 200 medley relay team of Xia, Fenska, Santo Messina ’20, and Matt Kowalski ’19. Messina also won a bronze medal in the 100 butterfly.
Girls’ Fencing captured the United Fencing Conference championship on Saturday at Christian Brothers Academy. The sabre squad swept the medals: Rachel Liu ’20 won gold, Skye Mada ’22 won silver, and Bailey Butterworth ’20 won bronze. In epee, Emily Wells ’22 won gold and Samantha Bastien ’20 captured bronze. In foil Erica Infanger ’19 won the gold medal. On Sunday, the team enjoyed more success at the Montclair Freshman/Sophomore Tournament. Emily Wells won gold in epee, Skye Mada won silver in sabre, and Annabelle Crescenzo ’21 won bronze in foil.
The Girls’ Basketball team continued to make serious noise in South Jersey last night as they easily defeated Eastern Regional H.S., 56-30, to advance to the quarterfinals of the prestigious South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament. Leading the way were Bella Runyan ’20 (28 points) and Veyoni “Muffin” Davis ’22 (26 points). They will face Cherokee in the semifinals on Friday night at 8:15 p.m. at Eastern.