Lackey, La Plata, Stone shine in the pool

War­riors boys edge Hunt­ing­town for sweep

Maryland Independent - - Sports - By TAMMY SHOWALTER tshowal­ter@somd­

The Leonard­town Raiders swim teams fin­ished out the reg­u­lar sea­son in win­ning fash­ion on Fri­day evening af­ter an emo­tional meet against North Point one week earli- er that ended the girls team’s 153-win streak.

The Raiders boys (12-1 over­all/SMAC) de­feated North­ern 163-108 and Lackey 174-99 in the trimeet that took place at St. Charles High School. The Pa­tri­ots (11-2) earned the split, knock­ing off the Charg­ers (66), 161-110, to fin­ish its reg­u­lar sea­son.

For the girls, Leonard­town (12-1) won twice, tak­ing home a 145-128 vic- tory over North­ern and a 192-75 win over Lackey. The Pa­tri­ots (11-2) gained the split by de­feat­ing Lackey (4-8) 190-77.

Leonard­town head coach Chuck Ja­cobs said his team is ready to get back in the pool and do what they know they can.

“It was an emo­tional de­feat [against North Point] on both sides,” Leonard­town head coach Chuck Ja­cobs said in a tele­phone in­ter­view with South­ern Mary­land News­pa­pers on Sun­day. “They were a lit­tle up­set, but know­ing the sit­u­a­tion and how it all played out, they’re now get­ting ready for SMAC cham­pi­onships (sched­uled for Feb. 11 at St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary- land).

“They’re wait­ing for their op­por­tu­nity to see if they can beat them [North Point] at SMAC, but also at re­gion­als and states, so there’s op­por­tu­ni­ties there,” Ja­cobs said. “It just de­pends on what we can do now as far as train­ing and the first step would be con­fer­ence cham­pi­onships, so I’m look­ing for­ward to it, that’s for sure. It was pretty emo­tional. I know I felt a lit­tle bit tired and the kids are the ones that that do all the work so I’m sure they were emo­tion­ally tired.

The wins on Wed­nes­day [against Great Mills and Thomas Stone] were good, but we knew that this was go­ing to be a close one, too. We were for­tu­nate to come out on the win­ning end of this one, too. The kids dug pretty deep and did what they had to do and came out vic­to­ri­ous.”

Ja­cobs said Fri­day’s trimeet ver­sus Lackey and North­ern was a re­minder of the prior Fri­day with a back-and-forth lead.

“We had races go­ing back and forth. We had a cou­ple kids that re­ally stepped up and were some dif­fer­ence mak­ers for us.” Ja­cobs said. “The re­lays turned out well. North­ern’s a tough team and Lackey has some swim­mers that aren’t too bad. A lot of in­ter­est­ing races, close races.”

Ja­cobs said the girls 200-yard freestyle re­lay was very com­pet­i­tive. North­ern cap­tured the win in that race with Kelly Mo­ton, Elis­a­beth El­brecht, Re­becca Proc­tor and Lau­rel Gal­laudet, who fin­ished in 1:50.75.

Leonard­town fin­ished sec­ond and third, with the sec­ond-place quar­tet of Kait­lyn Ng, Emma Car­rigg, Lau­ryn Ri­d­ley and Alexis Hol­w­erda just 47 one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond be­hind the Pa­tri­ots. It was the only re­lay win for North­ern in the meet, boys or girls.

“They re­ally got us on their depth of their re­lays,” North­ern head coach Car- rie Bradley said.

On the boys side, Leonard­town’s Ben Car­rigg was a dou­ble win­ner in the 100 free (53.28) and 200 free (1:57.31) as was team­mate Alec Ba­con in the 100 fly (55.37) and 200 IM (2:10.48).

Nolan Dennes cap­tured first in the 100 back (58.07) and was edged by Leonard­town’s Alec Ba­con in the 100 fly by six­tenths of a sec­ond.

Lackey’s Jer­maine Thomp­son won the 50 free in 23.64. The Charg­ers end their reg­u­lar sea­son with a dual meet ver­sus Thomas Stone at North Point High School’s pool at 5 p.m. Fri­day. La Plata boys, Hunt­ing­town girls sweep

Fri­day at the Ed­ward T. Hall Aquatic Cen­ter in Prince Fred­er­ick, the War- ri­ors (7-3) nipped the Hur­ri­canes in boys 134-133 fol­lowed by a 153-79 win over Thomas Stone. Hunt­ing­town (9-4) wrapped up its reg­u­lar sea­son with the split by de­feat­ing the Cougars (1-11), 166-73.

The Hunt­ing­town girls (9-4) won twice, de­feat­ing La Plata 148-106 and Stone 167-88. The War­riors (7-3) picked up the split, edg­ing the Cougars (1-11) 138-112.

The tri-meet fea­tured mul­ti­ple dou­ble win­ners and a 50 free event that ended in a tie on both sides.

The boys 50 free saw La Plata’s Osly Me­len­dez and Hunt­ing­town’s Michael Dun­phy each touch the wall in 24.49. Then in the girls 50 free, La Plata’s Me­gan Schueller and Hunt­ing­town’s Bekah John­son tied in 25.79. Schueller and John­son each won a race, Schueller the 100 free (1:00.42) and John­son the 100 fly (1:07.07).

La Plata’s Liam and Conor Vi­en­neau were dou­ble win­ners. Liam won the 200 free (1:53.75) and 100 fly (57.86), while Conor claimed the 200 IM (2:05.03) and 100 back (56.87). Sarah Cole was a dou­ble win­ner for Hunt­ing­town, tak­ing the 200 IM (2:25.52) and 500 free (5:47.73).

Hunt­ing­town’s Mark Oller (55.61) edged La Plata’s Michael Bowlin by six one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond to win the boys 100 free.

Hunt­ing­town’s girls 200 med­ley re­lay team of Amanda Lewis, Jor­dan Sims, Sarah Cole and Olivia Cole won in 2:11.17, 48 one-hun­dredths of a sec­ond over La Plata’s quar­tet of Schueller, Sa­van­nah Mad­dox, Sarah LaBar­bera and Cameron Lan­g­ley.

Stone picked up three sec­ond-place fin­ishes. Adam Park, Neko En­nis, Parker Sabin and Dou­glas Good­ell Jr. were run­ner-up in the boys 200 free re­lay (1:43.74), while the girls 200 free re­lay of Casey Nut­ter, Kerry Ward, Ce­leste Good­ell and Alexis Hancher placed sec­ond as well (2:15.53). Nut­ter took sec­ond in the 100 back (1:22.22).

La Plata is sched­uled to be back in ac­tion at 5 p.m. to­day in a tri-meet with McDonough and West­lake at Lackey High School’s pool. The Cougars end their reg­u­lar sea­son with a dual meet ver­sus Lackey at North Point High School’s pool at 5 p.m. Fri­day.

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