West­lake comes up short vs. West Lau­rel

Waves fall to 0-2 in Prince-Mont Swim League

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

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.”

STAFF PHOTO BY TED BLACK

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.

STAFF PHOTO BY TED BLACK

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.

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