Westlake comes up short vs. West Laurel
Waves fall to 0-2 in Prince-Mont Swim League
In their bid for their first Prince-Mont Swim League victory of the summer, the Westlake Village Swim Club received a number of solid efforts from its youthful swimmers on a day when the Waves were absent two of their dependable older female competitors.
Westlake (0-2) was missing veteran swimmers Carla Arquero and Emily Decker, but it got ample good efforts from Kerrigan McMillen, Hannah McMillen, Daniel Madigan, Tyra Agnew, Elle Wright, Isabella Smith and Alexander Booth in individual events and relays. Eventually, it was West Laurel (2-0) which emerged with a 292-259 victory in the Division D meet Saturday at the Dorchester Community Center in St. Charles.
Agnew won three events in the 15- to 18-year-old girls division in the absence of Arquero and Decker. Agnew captured the 50-meter backstroke in 35.94 seconds, 50 freestyle (35.03), and 100 individual medley (1 minute 21.38 seconds).
Madigan won events, taking the two 11-12 boys 50 breaststroke (47.94) and 100 IM (1:35.97) and he was second to West Laurel’s Aaron Wilson in the 50 butterfly (46.23). Although two years away from attending high school, the rising seventh-grader at Davis Middle School was content with his performances in the second Prince-Mont meet of the summer.
“All of my events were really close,” said Madigan, who won the 100 IM over Wilson by less than two-tenths of a second. “My main goal is to drop time. I think I dropped a second in the 50 fly and two seconds in the 100 IM. I just want to keep dropping times this summer.”
Wright was a Westlake double winner, capturing the 9-10 girls 25 fly (21.89) and 50 free (41.97). The Waves’ Noah Burriss won the 13-14 boys 50 free (31.28) and 50 back (38.40) then was a close second to West Laurel’s Max Bagileo in the 100 IM (1:18.59). Smith won the 13-14 girls 50 free (34.00) and 50 back (42.01), Sarah Dang took the 9-10 girls 25 breast (28.95) and 25 back (25.39).
Westlake’s relays recorded a pair of victories and a trio of runner-up
efforts. The Waves’ girls 18-and-Under 200 medley relay quartet of Kerrigan McMillen, Adriana Imes, Agnew and Hannah McMillen (2:26.03) edged West Laurel’s group of Maria Ruiz, Lucy Buda, Kayla Hendershot and Kara Schmidt by six-tenths of a second and later Westlake’s Sarah Dang, Cassie Huber, Isabella Smith and Shelby Green combined to prevail by less than four-tenths of a second in the 9-18 girls 200 free relay (2:31.09). Westlake’s 18-U boys 200 medley relay group of Burriss, David Schuyler, Booth and Decker combined to finish
second (2:25.03), the mixed 8-U 100 free relay quartet of Wright, Freya Burch, Terrence Smith II and Paige Huber also finished second (2:15.14) and Dylan Farmer, Madigan, Diego Farmer and Anthony Ramirez later combined to take second in the 9-18 boys 200 free relay (2:35.25).
Farmer (9-10 boys 25 back 26.94), Noah Smith (11-12 boys 50 back 57.51), Decker (15-18 boys 50 breast 40.38) and Kerrigan McMillen (15-18 girls 100 free 1:09.59) were single winners for Westlake.
Booth, a Westlake Village and North Point High School swimmer, did not win an individual event, but he finished second in the 15-18 boys 100 free (1:04.77) and third in the 100 IM (1:20.73).
“I was happy with my times today in both the freestyle and the IM,” said Booth, a rising senior at North Point. “During the high school meets I mainly compete in the distance events, so the summer meets are a lot more fun. I just dive into the pool and then it seems like I finish right away. These meets are a lot of fun and the high school meets are also a lot of fun.”
Westlake Village swimmer Tyra Agnew completes the breaststroke portion of the 15- to 18-year-old girls 100-meter individual medley, which she won in 1 minute 21.38 seconds, but the Waves were upended by visiting West Laurel, 292-259, in the Prince-Mont Swim League Division D meet on Saturday at the Dorchester Community Center in St. Charles.
Westlake Village swimmer Daniel Madigan heads into the final lap of the 11- to 12-year-old boys 50-meter breaststroke on Saturday at the Dorchester Community Center in St. Charles. Madigan won the event in 47.94 seconds, but the Waves of Westlake fell to West Laurel, 292-259.