Leonardtown girls roll past Huntingtown
Hornets come up short in the pool
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.