Record-set­ting day for Hawthorne in the pool

Ga­tors set many pool records in win over Lion­fish

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By ANDY STATES as­tates@somd­

The pool was slightly dif­fer­ent than what Conor Vi­en­neau was used to, as he and his Hawthorne Coun­try Club team­mates com­peted at Kings Land­ing in a Prince-Mont Swim League meet on Satur­day morn­ing, but it did noth­ing to ham­per him.

Ev­ery time Vi­en­neau was in the pool he came out with a pool record time on Satur­day, help­ing the Ga­tors (2-2 over­all) to a 293-283 win over the host Lion­fish in the Di­vi­sion B meet.

“I think I swam well,” he said af­ter the first­place ef­forts in the boys 13- to 14-year-old 50-me­ter freestyle (27.37 sec­onds), 50 back­stroke (29.53) and 100 in­di­vid­ual med­ley (1 minute 7 sec­onds) events, “es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing that both ends of this pool are re­ally shal­low so I can’t re­ally do the nor­mal un­der­wa­ters that I can do to be faster.”

His three pool records were but three of many that Hawthorne swim­mers set on Satur­day morn­ing. Es­ther Du­gan set new pool marks in girls 11-12 50 but­ter­fly (35.84), 50 free (32.41) and 12-U 100 IM (1:19.69), while Liam Vi­en­neau beat the old pool records in the boys 15-18 100 free (59.20) and 100 IM (1:09.00). Hawthorne’s Naomi Du­gan also set a new pool record in the girls 9-10 50 free in 34.81, three one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond ahead of team­mate Addy Don­nick, and David Du­gan had a pool record in the boys 13-14 50 breast (36.09).

“I felt re­ally good about the races, but I re­ally need to work on my walls,” Es­ther Du­gan said. “I could have done bet­ter on my walls.”

Liam Vi­en­neau, who along with his brother, Es­ther Du­gan, Me­gan Schueller won three events for the Ga­tors, set new pool marks in two events and also hit the wall first in the boys 1518 50 fly (31.16).

“I think I did well. It was good,” Liam Vi­en­neau said. “I was happy to get the two pool records that I got in the 100 free and IM. The 50 fly I didn’t

know what the time was when I went into it, so I wasn’t re­ally pre­pared to try to go out for it. I was just try­ing to win there.”

Schueller was a triple win­ner in the girls 13-14 age group, nab­bing first-place fin­ishes in the 50 fly (36.53), 50 free (32.43) and 50 breast­stroke (42.50).

“I think it was very fun,” she said. “I wanted to do well and strive to do my best, even though it wasn’t a dive-in pool like i’m used to. I still tried my hard­est and I thought it went well.”

Don­nick, Chase McClure and Cole Rapczyn­ski each took first in two events for the vis­i­tors. Don­nick won the girls 10-and-Un­der 25 fly (19.09) and 9-10 25 back (19.58). McClure took the girls 15-18 50 breast (46.96) and 100 IM (1:27.14), while Rapczyn­ski won the boys 11-12 50 fly (37.86) and 50 breast (43.57).

Also win­ning events for Hawthorne were Amelia Weilke (girls 8-U 25 free, 23.62), Mikel Reyes (boys 13-14 50 fly, 31.12), Michael Bowlin (boys 15-18 50 breast, 39.28-15 one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond ahead of King Land­ing’s Zachary Spain), Clinton Cup­ples (boys 9-10 25 back, 23.12), and Marc Landi­cho (boys 15-18 50 back, 34.03).

The Ga­tors also won the boys 9-18 200 free re­lay with Cup­ples, Rapczyn­ski, David Du­gan and Landi­cho (2:11.21) and girls 9-18 200 free re­lay with Naomi Du­gan, Es­ther Du­gan, Scheuller and McClure (2:14.88), as well as the boys 18-U 200 med­ley re­lay of Conor Vi­en­neau, David Du­gan, Reyes and Liam Vi­en­neau won in a pool record 2:05.12.

Kings Land­ing (2-2) re­ceived a three-win morn­ing from Michael Trot­ter, who won the boys 11-12 50 free (33.53), 50 back (37.85) and 12-U 100 IM (1:21.00). Lin­coln John­son (boys 10-U fly, 19.89; 9-10 50 free, 38.13), Luke Hawit (boys 8-U 25 free, 19.81; 25 back, 23.91), Sarah Cole (girls 15-18 50 fly, 36.50; 100 free, 1:10.58), Alexia Zaidi (girls 11-12 50 breast, pool record 43.73; 50 back, 39.62) and Mar­garet Foulkes (girls 13-14 50 back, 38.81; 100 IM, 1:23.44) each brought home two wins for the Lion­fish.

Other win­ners for the hosts were Alexan­dra Uhlmann (girls 8-U 25 breast, 29.92), Amanda Lewis (girls 15-18 50 back, 40.68), Lyla Smith (girls 9-10 25 breast, 23.92), Kather­ine Cue­bas (girls 8-U 25 back, 27.60-21 one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond ahead of team­mate El­iz­a­beth Richard­son), Tan­ner Cur­rie (boys 8-U 25 breast, 30.52) and Jay Pawloski (boys 9-10 25 breast, 27.84). The Kings Land­ing girls also took the girls 18-U 200 med­ley re­lay with Olivia Cole, Foulkes, Sarah Cole and Cameryn McKenny (2:35.88) and the mixed 8-U 100 free re­lay with Carl­son La­bella, Uhlmann, Kathryn Sch­midt and Hawit (1:27.82).

All in all, it was a great day for the hosts, who are sched­uled to con­clude the reg­u­lar sea­son with a meet at the MVP Dol­phins of Wash­ing­ton, D.C., this week­end, ac­cord­ing to coach Kan­dia Spain.

“I’m very happy with them be­cause, this is not an ex­cuse, but we were miss­ing a lot of older kids,” she said. “A lot of the younger kids, we told them to go get per­sonal bests, and they did.”

Hawthorne is sched­uled to host Strath­more Bel Pre of Mont­gomery County in its reg­u­lar sea­son fi­nale this com­ing Satur­day, be­fore mov­ing on to the post­sea­son por­tion of the sum­mer.

“Then we have Charles County Cham­pi­onships which we al­ways look for­ward to, try­ing to beat our ri­val Small­wood,” Liam Vi­en­neau said. “We’re pretty ex­cited for that.”


Conor Vi­en­neau of Hawthorne Coun­try Club swims in the boys 13-14 100 IM dur­ing the Ga­tors’ meet at Kings Land­ing on Satur­day. Vi­en­neau won the event, one of three he won in the team’s 293-283 win over Kings Land­ing.


Hawthorne Coun­try Club’s David Du­gan swims in the boys 13-14 50 breast­stroke in the Ga­tors’ meet at Kings Land­ing on Satur­day. Du­gan won the event, help­ing the team to a 293-283 win over their hosts.

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