Hawthorne dom­i­nates at Prince-Mont All­Star swim meet

Hawthorne dom­i­nates at Prince-Mont All­Star meet; other pools shine

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By TED BLACK tblack@somd­news.com

A bevy of lo­cal swim­mers were look­ing to make one fi­nal im­pres­sive splash on Satur­day in the Prince-Mont All-Star meet at West Arun­del Swim Club in Lau­rel. Two from the same pool de­parted with a pair of vic­to­ries and one of their team­mates pre­vailed as well.

Hawthorne Coun­try Club swim­mers Addy Don­nick and Conor Vi­en­neau both cap­tured two events, while Ga­tors team­mate Es­ther Du­gan also won one event. Hawthorne swim­mers also per­formed well in other individual events and two re­lays that book­ended the meet, one that was con­tested in yards not me­ters.

Vi­en­neau, a ris­ing fresh­man at La Plata High School, won the boys 13- to 14-year-old boys 50-yard freestyle in 23.47 se­conds, 15 one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond ahead of Small­wood’s Lawrence Sapp, as well as the 100 individual med­ley (58.16). Vi­en­neau was sec­ond in the 50 back (27.40).

“I slipped at the start of the 50 back,” Vi­en­neau said. “It was a lit­tle slick and that cost me a lit­tle bit. I thought I swam well in the other two events. Now I’m get­ting ready for high school and fac­ing older swim­mers. I’ll move up to the 15-18 age group next sum­mer, so that will def­i­nitely be a lot tougher.”

Don­nick, a ris­ing fifth-grader at Craik Ele­men­tary School in Pom­fret, won the girls 10-and-Un­der 25 but­ter­fly in 15.00 se­conds, just two one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond ahead of Kate Spraul of Chev­erly Swim and Rac­quet. She then won girls 9-10 50 free in 29.08, five one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond ahead of Spraul. Don­nick also set­tled for fifth in the girls 9-10 25 back­stroke (17.40). Like Vi­en­neau, Don­nick will also as­cend into a tougher age group next sum­mer when she joins the girls 11-12 bracket.

“I was happy with the way that I swam to­day,” Don­nick said. “I thought I did well. It was a good meet. Next year is go­ing to be tougher, but I’m ex­cited about mov­ing up.”

Vi­en­neau and Don­nick swam the open­ing leg of re­lays that per­formed su­perbly. Vi­en­neau, David Du­gan, Mikel Reyes and Liam Vi­en­neau com­bined to take sec­ond in the boys 18-U 200 med­ley re­lay (1:45.66) that kicked off the meet, while Don­nick, Es­ther Du­gan, Me­gan Schueller and Chase McClure com­bined to take third in the girls 9-18 200 free re­lay (1:53.36) that ended it.

Es­ther Du­gan pre­vailed by more than three se­conds in the girls 11-12 100 IM (1:08.92) af­ter ear­lier fin­ish­ing third in the 50 fly (29.39) and sec­ond in the 50 free (27.05, just

nine one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond be­hind Nisa El­lis of King­fish).

Sev­eral other Hawthorne swim­mers per­formed well Satur­day. Cole Rapczyn­ski fin­ished fifth in the boys 11-12 50 fly (31.52), 14th in the 50 breast (39.73) and eighth in the 100 IM (1:15.35). Reyes was third in the boys 13-14 50 fly (26.12). Schueller was sev­enth in the girls 13-14 50 fly (29.91) and 50 free (27.32) while fourth in the 50 breast (34.20). Liam Vi­en­neau was 11th in the boys 15-18 50 fly (26.30) and ninth in the 100 IM (1:01.04). Naomi Du­gan was sev­enth in the girls 9-10 50 free (31.80).

Small­wood Village Aquatic Club did not record any first-place ef­forts at the meet, but sev­eral Mar­lins fin­ished sec­ond in individual events and others placed in the top five.

“We had a num­ber of kids that did re­ally well to­day,” Small­wood head coach Jeff Riven­burg said. “We had sev­eral kids fin­ish sec­ond and sev­eral more fin­ish third and a few more in the top five and top eight. It was a good meet for our kids. It was a good way to end the sum­mer.”

Sapp fin­ished sec­ond in the boys 13-14 50 fly (25.04) in ad­di­tion to his sec­ond-place fin­ishes be­hind Conor Vi­en­neau in the 50 free (23.62) and 100 IM (59.50). Nathalie LaFon­tant, a ris­ing fresh­man at North Point High School, fin­ished sec­ond in the girls 13-14 50 free (25.69), sec­ond in the 50 breast (32.80) and third in the 100 IM (1:05.69).

Clay­ton Jame­son was fourth in the boys 11-12 50 back (34.21), 10th in the boys 11-12 50 free (29.44) and sev­enth in the boys 12-U 100 IM (1:13.57). Mya Riven­burg, a ris­ing sopho­more at North Point, took eighth in the girls 13-14 50 free (27.39). Carla Ar­quero, a ris­ing se­nior at North Point, was 10th in the 100 free (1:00.53), sixth in the 50 back (31.43). Ni­cholas Sapp was 10th in the boys 9-10 25 breast (20.89). Ryann Tomp­kins was fifth in the girls 9-10 25 breast (19.09). Cora Jame­son was fifth in the girls 1112 50 back (34.14) and 10th in the girls 12-U 100 IM (1:17.13).

Small­wood’s quar­tet of Cory Hart, Ni­cholas Raw­son, Ethan Chung and Kevin Rohrbaugh com­bined to place ninth in the boys 18-U 200 med­ley re­lay (1:51.05). The Mar­lins’ Ni­cholas Sapp, Clay­ton Jame­son, Lawrence Sapp and Rohrbaugh took sev­enth in the boys 9-18 100 free re­lay (1:51.66)

Ker­ri­gan McMillen from the Waves of West­lake fin­ished sec­ond in the girls 13-14 50 back (30.40), fifth in the 50 fly (28.97) and fifth in the 100 IM (1:06.27). Waves team­mate Is­abella Smith fin­ished fourth in the girls 11-12 50 fly (31.31) and 10th in the 50 free (28.93). Emily Decker, a ris­ing ju­nior at North Point, tied for 10th in the girls 15-18 50 fly (30.51) and fin­ished eighth in the 50 breast (36.39) and 13th in the 100 IM (1:11.94). Tyler Whit­sett was sev­enth in the boys 15-18 50 breast (30.31).

West­lake’s quar­tet of Christo­pher Dang, Ben Nord­mann, Whit­sett and Troy Bur­rows com­bined to place 13th in the boys 18-U 200 med­ley re­lay (1:55.45). The Waves group of Ar­quero, Adri­ana Imes, Tyra Agnew and Elissa Decker com­bined for 10th in the girls 18-U med­ley re­lay (2:12.24), while Zoe Wheeler, Smith, McMillen and Emily Decker com­bined to place 16th in the girls 9-18 200 free re­lay (2:04.93).

In­dian Head’s quar­tet of RG Bolton, Zachary Will, Brett Cul­hane and Wil­liam Mick­nick placed 17th in the boys 18-U 200 med­ley re­lay (2:00.14). Mick­nick would later fin­ish 10th in the boys 13-14 50 breast (34.70), 11th in the 50 back (32.17) and 18th in the 100 IM (1:11.01). Bryan Mentzer was 17th in the boys 13-14 50 fly (31.69). Adam Diehl was 10th in the boys 11-12 50 back (36.83). Will was 17th in the 50 breast (32.70).

Ban­nis­ter‘s Jonathan Parham fin­ished ninth in the boys 8-U 25 breast (24.48) and Michael Parham placed 14th in the boys 12-U 100 IM (1:20.52).

Kings Land­ing also did not boast any gold medals on Satur­day, but sev­eral of its swim­mers ac­corded them­selves well in individual events and re­lays.

Luke Hawit placed sev­enth in the boys 8-U 25 free (16.81). Philip Means took sixth in the boys 1314 50 free (25.18), ninth in the 50 breast (34.55) and was sixth in the 100 IM (1:03.65). Isa­iah John­son was eighth in the boys 15-18 100 free (52.08) and fifth in the 50 back (27.16). Tan­ner Cur­rie placed sixth in the boys 8-U 25 breast (24.00). Tommy Biehn was fifth in the boys 9-10 25 back (18.38). Lyla Smith was ninth in the girls 9-10 25 back (19.09). Ben­jamin Voelker was ninth in the boys 13-14 100 IM (1:05.31). Sarah Cole was 10th in the girls 15-18 100 IM (1:10.72).

Kings Land­ing’s quar­tet of Isa­iah John­son, Zachary Spain, John Bub­ser and Means placed 10th in the boys 18-U 200 med­ley re­lay (1:52.98). Sarah Cole, Olivia Cole, Lau­rel Gal­laudet and Emma Biehn com­bined to fin­ish 13th in the girls 18-U 200 med­ley re­lay (2:17.09). Tyler Droneberger, Alexan­dra Uhlmann, Kathryn Sch­midt and Hawit com­bined for sev­enth in the mixed 8-U 100 free re­lay (1:15.83). Tommy Biehn, Jef­frey Ri­vas, Con­nor Cur­rie and John­son com­bined for eighth in the boys 9-18 200 free re­lay (1:51.95). Aspen Gal­laudet, Emma Biehn, Nyah Hartwell and Sarah Cole took 10th in the girls 9-18 200 free re­lay (2:01.28).

STAFF PHOTO BY TED BLACK

Hawthorne’s Es­ther Du­gan puts the fin­ish­ing touches on her stel­lar sum­mer by cap­tur­ing the girls 12-and-Un­der 100 IM at the Prince-Mont All-Star Meet on Satur­day at West Arun­del in Lau­rel. Du­gan fin­ished in a time of 1 minute 8.92 se­conds.

Hawthorne’s Conor Vi­en­neau con­tests the breast­stroke leg of the boys 13-14 100 IM on Satur­day at the Prince-Mont All-Star meet at West Arun­del in Lau­rel. Vi­en­neau pulled away from Small­wood’s Lawrence Sapp to cap­ture that event for his sec­ond vic­tory of the meet af­ter edg­ing Sapp in the 50 freestyle.

STAFF PHO­TOS BY TED BLACK

Small­wood swim­mer Nathalie LaFon­tant con­tests the back­stroke leg of the girls 13-14 100 IM on Satur­day morn­ing in the PrinceMont All-Star meet at West Arun­del in Lau­rel. LaFon­tant fin­ished third in that event af­ter ear­lier fin­ish­ing sec­ond in the 50 breast.

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