North Harford's Chase Reeves comes up for air in the 200 yard freestyle during Tuesday's meet at Edgewood Middle School. (NICOLE MUNCHEL | AEGIS STAFF, Patuxent Publishing / January 17, 2012)

The Harford Tech swimmers picked up a dual meet victory Tuesday evening at Magnolia Middle School, beating Joppatowne, 168-152.

The Tech boys won their meet 109-59, while the Joppatowne girls earned a 93-59 win over the Cobras.

The Carestia brothers led Tech to its win, as both swam to double victories. Justin won the 200 free and 100 breaststroke events, while Brandon won the 500 free and 100 backstroke.

Jake Zeigler posted a win in the 200 IM and Gracen Clem won for the Cobras in the 100 free. The Cobras also won the 200 free relay (Carestia, Carestia, Clem, Zeigler); the 400 free relay (Tim Seitzinger, Matt Gure, Clem, Brandon Carestia) and the 200 medley relay (Nate Paradis, Justin Carestia, Seitzinger, Zeigler).


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Jeremy Clark was Joppatowne's highlight, picking up wins in the 50 free and 100 butterfly events.

Despite just four wins, the Mariner girls found victory with key second, third and fourth places throughout the meet.

Jess Marx had two of the Mariners' wins, taking first in the 100 and 500 free races. Sarah Appel also picked up a win in the 100 back.

The Mariners also won the 400 free relay with the team of Appel, Maya Carter, Nicole Francis and Marx.

For Tech, Katie Doleschal was a double winner, taking first in the 100 fly and 100 breast. Megan Doleschal won the 200 free and Pheobe Steiger won the 200 IM. Hannah Snyder gave Tech a win in the 50 free as well.

The Cobras also won two relays, the 200 free (Steiger, Snyder, Doleschal, Doleschal) and the 200 medley (Doleschal, Doleschal, Emily Kerr, Snyder).

Hawks win two

North Harford picked up a pair of wins over Aberdeen and Edgewood Tuesday in a double dual-meet at Edgewood Middle School.

The Hawks won the combined meets 131-56 over Edgewood and 102-84 over Aberdeen. Aberdeen defeated Edgewood, 98-86.

In boys scoring, North Harford beat Edgewood, 60-33, and Aberdeen, 47-46. The Aberdeen boys defeated Edgewood, 52-40.

In girls scoring, North Harford beat Edgewood, 71-23, and Aberdeen, 55-38. Aberdeen and Edgewood tied, 46-46.

The North Harford girls had two winners, Stephanie Wilson in the 200 free and Becky Jump in the 100 back. The Hawks also won the 200 free (Paulena Dempsey, Sam Groff, Brooke Sexton, Sarah Fannin) and 400 free (Wilson, Haley Jacobs, Jump, Zoey Friedel) relays.

Robbie Beichler led the North Harford boys with wins in the 200 IM and 500 free, while Kevin Snee was fastest in the 100 breast.

Matt Ward, Max Wilson, Brody Dannenfelser and Beichler teamed to win the 200 free relay for the Hawks.

Tyler Hutchins led the Aberdeen boys efforts, winning the 50 and 100 freestyle events. Justin Nengel added a win in the 100 butterfly and Marco Prezioso won the 100 backstroke. The Eagles also won the 200 medley relay (Prezioso, Alec Steiger, Nengel, Hutchins) and 400 free relay (Griffin Gutkoska, Steiger, Nengel, Hutchins).

The Aberdeen girls were led by two double winners. Lauren Drumm won the 200 IM and 100 fly races, while Cora Summerfield swept the 50 and 100 free events. Stephanie Verk completed the Eagles sweep in the freestyle events, winning the 500 free.

Drumm, Allie Haag, Verk and Summerfield teamed to win the 200 medley relay.

Edgewood picked up a win in each of the meets. Eric Glover won the boys 200 free event and Elissa Dzambasow won the 100 breast event.