Leonard­town girls roll past Hunt­ing­town

Hor­nets come up short in the pool

The Enterprise - - Front Page - By JOHN NISWANDER jniswan­[email protected]­news.com

The Hunt­ing­town Hur­ri­canes swim teams con­tin­ued their suc­cess in the pool on Mon­day night with wins by its boys and girls over the Great Mills Hor­nets at the St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land Aquatic Cen­ter in a South­ern Mary­land Ath­letic Con­fer­ence meet be­tween two Ch­e­sa­peake Divi­sion schools.

“Our boys and girls won, so over­all it was a really good meet to­day,” Hur­ri­canes head coach Thomas Moore said. “I am happy with our re­sults.”

Hunt­ing­town’s boys earned a win over Great Mills by a score of 152124, while the Hur­ri­canes girls earned a win over the Hor­nets by an al­most iden­ti­cal score of 152-122.

“I thought we did the best we could. [Hunt­ing­town] is ob­vi­ously a pretty tal­ented team,” Hor­nets head coach Troy Kroll said. “They swam really well tonight. I thought our kids hung in there and did very well too.”

On the boys side, Hun- tingtown ju­niors Con­nor Currie and Alex Droneberger were dou­ble win­ners.

Currie pre­vailed in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute 51.25 sec­onds and the 500 free with a per­sonal ca­reer best time of 4:48.86 ac­cord­ing to Moore.

Droneberger was vic­to­ri­ous in the 200 in­di­vid­ual med­ley (2:15.31) and the 100 but­ter­fly (57.86 sec­onds).

Hor­nets sopho­more Zach Davis was a dou­ble win­ner, earn­ing wins in

the 50 free (23.49) and 100 free (52.81).

Sin­gle win­ners on the boys side in­cluded Great Mills se­nior Liam Poole in the 100 back­stroke (1:02.06) and Hur­ri­canes ju­nior Ethan Wil­liams in the 100 breast­stroke (1:06.37).

“Great Mills was some great com­pe­ti­tion. They have some really fast kids and some really great sprint­ers,” Moore said. “I think at SMAC it will come down to us just train­ing and get­ting in shape for it.”

Hunt­ing­town’s boys won two of the three re­lay races against the Hor­nets.

The 200 med­ley re­lay was won by a quar­tet of Hur­ri­canes ju­niors in Currie, Droneberger, Wil­liams and Ai­dan Le­vija (1:49.18).

Currie was the lone ju­nior on Hunt­ing­town’s win­ning 400 free re­lay team ac­com­pa­nied by a trio of se­niors, Austin Fowler, Mark Oller and Car­los Balazs (3:40.26).

Davis swam the first leg for the Hor­nets’ win­ning 200 free re­lay team that also fea­tured sopho­more Benji White, se­nior Justin Torge­sen, and fresh­man Sean Eby (1:37.27).

On the girls side, the Hur­ri­canes dom­i­nated by win­ning all eight of the in­di­vid­ual races with four dou­ble win­ners along with two of the three re­lays.

Fresh­men Gabrielle Sch­midt and Olivia Frick, sopho­more Syd­ney Atkins, and ju­nior Made­line Frick swept all eight in­di­vid­ual races for the Hur­ri­canes.

Sch­midt pre­vailed in the 200 free (2:12.05) and 500 free (5:49.20). Olivia Frick won the 50 free (26.95) and 100 breast (1:10.79). Atkins won the 100 free (57.30) and 100 back (1:03.60), and Made­line Frick

took the 200 IM (2:13.72) and 100 fly (1:01.12).

In the re­lays, Hunt­ing­town pre­vailed in the 200 med­ley re­lay with a time of 1:58.53 and the 400 free re­lay with a time of 3:57.91 as Atkins, Made­line and Olivia Frick and fresh­man Emma Biehn swam both re­lay races.

Great Mills’ 200 free re­lay team of fresh­man Sa­van­nah Ra­ley, sopho­more Ly­dia Mor­ris, ju­nior Lily Sim­mer­man and se­nior Jessie Mes­mer won the only event for the Hor­nets with a time of 1:51.07.

“We want to con­tinue to get bet­ter each meet,” Kroll said. “We will really work on ham­mer­ing home some of the lit­tle things like fin­ishes and starts be­fore we get to SMAC, but those things are cor­rectable.”

Great Mills is slated to be back in ac­tion against West­lake at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land Leonard­town cam­pus pool at 5 p.m. next Wednes­day.

Hunt­ing­town is sched­uled to be in the pool again ver­sus Thomas Stone at the Ed­ward T. Hall Aquatic Cen­ter in Prince Fred­er­ick at 6 p.m. next Wednes­day.

“Ev­ery­day we will be in the pool or in the gym work­ing our kids hard ahead of our se­nior day meet against Thomas Stone,” Moore said.


Great Mills sopho­more Benji White swam to a se­cond-place fin­ish in the 200-yard in­di­vid­ual med­ley with a time of 2 min­utes 19.15 sec­onds dur­ing Mon­day night’s meet ver­sus Hunt­ing­town at the St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land Aquatic Cen­ter.


Great Mills fresh­man Sa­van­nah Ra­ley swam to a se­cond-place fin­ish in the 100yard back­stroke with a time of 1 minute 10.17 sec­onds dur­ing Mon­day night’s meet ver­sus Hunt­ing­town at the St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land Aquatic Cen­ter.

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