BY DEWEY FOX, firstname.lastname@example.org
11:40 AM EST, December 18, 2012
The Bel Air Bobcats won Monday's swimming tri-meet at Magnolia Middle School with combined victories over Patterson Mill and Havre de Grace.
The Bobcats topped Havre de Grace, 99-89, and Patterson Mill, 110-78.
Havre de Grace won its matchup with Patterson Mill, 104-84.
James Cousler kicked off the individual events by winning the boys 200-yard freestyle for the Bobcats, and teammate Ben Barsam followed with a victory in the boys 200-yard medley.
Mike Koscinski won the boys 50-yard freestyle for Bel Air and Macey Nitchie completed the Bobcats sweep of the event with a win in the girls race.
Koscinski earned his second victory of the night in the boys 100-yard freestyle, while Cousler also racked up a second first-place finish in the boys 500-yard freestyle.
Bel Air's Matt Pron won the boys 100-yard backstroke, and Barsam rounded out Bel Air's individual firsts his second victory of the night, winning the boys 100-yard breaststroke.
Havre de Grace's Allissa Lyons took first in two races, the girls 100-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle. Alyssa Smith also grabbed two first-place finishes for the Warriors, in the girls 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly.
Havre de Grace's Hunter Infeld won the boys 100-yard butterfly.
Patterson Mill's Ayana Phillips was a double winner, taking first place in the girls 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard freestyle. Annie Tompkins won the girls 200-yard medley race for the Huskies, beating teammate Lexi Karalekas by 0.07 seconds.
Tech over Joppa, Edgewood
The Harford Tech swimmers took a pair of victories at Edgewood Middle School on Monday night, beating Joppatowne and Edgewood in a tri-meet.
Harford Tech beat Joppatowne, 128-59, and Edgewood, 124-64.
Edgewood came out on top of Joppatowne, 103-84.
Harford Tech's Alyssa Carestia kicked off the Cobras winning effort by topping the field in the girls 200-yard freestyle, and teammate Tim Seitzinger followed by taking first in the boys 200-yard medley.
Megan Culbertson won the girls 200-yard medley event, and Travis Girvin grabbed first place for the Cobras in the boys 50-yard freestyle.
Harford Tech's Taylor Casalena notched a first-place finish in the girls 50-yard freestyle, then won her very next race, the girls 100-yard butterfly.
Justin Carestia notched a first-place finish in the boys 500-yard freestyle for the Cobras.
Alyssa Carestia took her second win of the meet in the girls 100-yard backstroke, and Culbertson joined her teammate at two individual wins by topping all comers in the girls 100-yard breaststroke.
Edgewood's Sam Verk won the boys 100-yard backstroke, while fellow Ram Jordi Jandreau was first place in the girls 100-yard freestyle. Verk was also winner of the boys 100-yard butterfly.
Joppatowne's Dale Marx won twice on the evening, taking first in the boys 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle. Josh Spleidt earned the Mariners a first-place finish in the boys 100-yard breaststroke.
In Friday's Icicle Invitational Relay Meet at Edgewood Middle School, the C. Milton Wright Mustangs earned the highest finish of any local team, taking second place with 254 combined points, just nine behind overall winner Mt. De Sales.
North Harford took third place with 207 points, Havre de Grace grabbed fifth with 148, Harford Tech finished seventh with 130 points and Bel Air earned eighth with 117 points. Edgewood finished 11tyh with 80 points and Joppatowne took 11th place with 65 points. Finishing last was John Carroll with 56 points.
The CMW girls team of Jamie Hruz, Maggie Gallagher, Megan Cowan and Erica Slotnick won the 200-yard medley relay, while the Mustang squad of Bernie Chang, Andrew Youn, Matthew Treusdell and Ryan Pellegrino took first in the boys 200-yard backstroke relay.
Harford Tech's Alyssa Carestia, Justin Carestia, Taylor Casalena and Gracen Clem teamed up to win the mixed 200-yard medley relay.
Chang, Hruz, Cowan and Kyle Paxton raced to a first-place showing in the mixed 400-meter medley relay.
In the boys 200-yard breaststroke relay, the CMW team of Treusdell, Paxton, Colin Hildebeidel and Ryan Brown took top honors.
Gallagher, Haley Paxton, Anne Capozzoli and Natalie Corson won the girls 200-yard breaststroke relay for CMW, while Cowan, Hruz, Slotnick and Ida Erdhardt teamed up to earn the Mustangs a first-place finish in the girls 200-yard butterfly relay.
The 400-yard medley relay events saw a clean sweep by CMW, with Chang, Paxton, Pellegrino and Youn taking the boys race, while Courtney Gangl, Gallagher, Cowan and Slotnick won the girls event.