West­lake fin­ishes fifth in Di­vi­sion D

McMil­lian wins three events for Waves

Maryland Independent - - Sports - By TED BLACK tblack@somd­news.com

While the Waves of West­lake set­tled for fifth in the Prince-Mont Swim League Di­vi­sion D championships at West Lau­rel Swim Club in Lau­rel on Satur­day, sev­eral members of the squad as­cended to the head of the class and should be headed for this Satur­day’s Prince-Mont All-Star meet at West Arun­del Swim Club in Lau­rel.

The Waves scored 179 points, 10 be­hind fourth-place West Lau­rel. Rus­sett Sharks Swim Team of Prince Ge­orge’s County won the ti­tle with 292 points.

West­lake’s Ker­ri­gan McMillen, a ris­ing sopho­more at North Point High School, recorded three vic­to­ries in the girls 13- to 14-year-old age group. McMillen, an All-County first-team se­lec­tion last win­ter, cap­tured the 50-me­ter but­ter­fly (32.24 sec­onds), 50 back­stroke (33.62) and

100 in­di­vid­ual med­ley (1 minute 13.41 sec­onds).

West­lake’s Is­abella Smith won the girls 11-12 50 but­ter­fly (34.59, fin­ish­ing 18 one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond ahead of So­phie El­li­son of Prince Ge­orge’s Pool), took third in the 50 free (32.13) and third in the 50 back (41.33).

Emily Decker posted vic­to­ries for the Waves in the girls 15-18 50 fly (31.36), edg­ing Mont­pe­lier’s Carolyn Sut­ton by just over three-quar­ters of a sec­ond, then later pre­vailed over Sut­ton again in the 50 breast (38.40) be­fore fin­ish­ing sec­ond to Mont­pe­lier’s Suzan­nah Mills in the 100 IM (1:14.69)

West­lake’s Tyra Agnew edged West Lau­rel’s Kayla Hen­der­shot to cap­ture the girls 13-14 50 free (30.63, 24 one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond ahead of West Lau­rel’s Kayla Hen­der­shot) and fin­ished third be­hind McMillen in the 50 back (35.96). Ju­lia Pender cap­tured the girls 8-U 25 back (24.92).

West­lake also per­formed well in the nu­mer­ous re­lays on Satur­day. The boys 18-and-Un­der 200 med­ley re­lay quar­tet of Christopher Dang, Ben Nord­mann, Tyler Whit­sett and Troy Bur­rows took third (2:03.64, just 42 one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond be­hind sec­ond-place Prince Ge­orge’s Pool). The girls 18-U 200 med­ley re­lay group of Carla Ar­quero, Adri­ana Imes, Tyra Agnew and Elissa Decker fin­ished sec­ond (2:20.14).

Whit­sett fin­ished sec­ond in the boys 15-18 50 fly (28.87) although he was cred­ited with a faster clock­ing than winner Henry Buda of host West Lau­rel, but he later cap­tured the 50 breast (32.63).

Ar­quero was sec­ond in the girls 15-18 100 free (1:04.31) and 50 back (33.47) then was third be­hind Mills and Decker in the 100 IM (1:16.06). Imes took sec­ond in the girls 13-14 50 breast (39.89).

Diego Farmer was third in the boys 11-12 50 free (34.44), Emma Truby fin­ished third in the girls 1112 50 breast­stroke (46.00) and Christian Decker took third in the boys 1314 100 IM (1:19.93).

West­lake’s quar­tet of Laila Um­rani, Terrence Smith II, Matthew Wright and Pender fin­ished sixth in the mixed 8-U 100 free re­lay (1:50.90). The group­ing of Dy­lan Farmer, Diego Farmer, Noah Bur­riss and Troy Bur­rows took fifth in the boys 9-18 200 free re­lay (2:19.27). Cassie Hu­ber, Smith, McMillen and Emily Decker placed fourth in the girls 9-18 200 free re­lay (2:16.13).

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