In one of the most hotly contested tri-meets of the Harford County swim season, North Harford, Fallston and Bel Air each split their two matchups at North Harford Middle School Tuesday night.
North Harford edged Fallston by four points, topping the Cougars 96-92, but lost to Bel Air, 105-83. Fallston topped Bel Air, 101-87.
The Hawks were led by Becky Jump, who won the girls 200-yard medley and 100-yard backstroke events, while teammates Nicole Racine and Haley Jacobs took top honors in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle, respectively.
Fallston's Grant Burgess won the boys 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke and Austin Appel also had a pair of victories for the Cougars, taking top honors in the boys 200-yard medley and 100-yard butterfly.
Sam Burgess grabbed a first-place finish in the boys 500-yard freestyle for Fallston, while teammate Ryan Hutchens won the boys 200-yard freestyle. The Cougars' Andrew Lagan took first in the 100-yard freestyle.
Bel Air's Erika Armetta took top honors in the girls 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle races, while Taylor Chan captured victory in the girls 50-yard freestyle. Ben Barsam won the boys 100-yard breaststroke for Bel Air and teammate Grace Walker took first in the girls 100-yard breaststroke.
The Fallston team of Lagan, Appel, Hutchens and Ryan Weigle won the boys 200-yard medley relay. Austin Appel, J.D. Appel, Sam Burgess and Grant Burgess captured first place in the boys 200-yard freestyle relay, while Hutchens, Jacob Ryan, Grant Burgess and Sam Burgess raced to victory in the boys 400-yard freestyle relay.
Armetta, Chan, Macey Nitchie and Hannah Stambaugh won the girls 400-yard freestyle relay for Bel Air, while the Bobcat girls squad of Chan, Stambaugh, Nitchie and Allison Palmere won the 200-yard freestyle relay. Armetta, Walker, Nitchie and Chan won the girls 200-yard medley relay.
Patterson Mill doubles up
At Magnolia Middle School on Tuesday, the Patterson Mill Huskies won both ends of a tri-meet, knocking off Harford Tech, 111-76, and Edgewood, 133-53.
Harford Tech came out on top of its matchup with Edgewood, 104-82.
Patterson Mill's Emily Hirschman won the girls 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle, while teammate Sydney Thompson took first in the girls 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke. Dan Zablocky picked up a pair of victories for the Huskies, winning the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events.
Lexi Karalekas took first for Patterson Mill in the girls 200-yard medley, while Katie Kirkwood beat the field in the girls 500-yard freestyle.
Harford Tech's Brandon Carestia won the boys 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, while Justin Carestia placed first in the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke. Jake Zeigler picked up two wins for the Cobras in the 200-yard medley and 100-yard butterfly, while Megan Doleschal took first in the girls 100-yard butterfly.
Edgewood's lone individual victory came from Sydnee Holquist, who won the girls 100-yard backstroke.
Harford Tech's team of Zeigler, Travis Girvin, Tim Seitzinger and Justin Carestia won the boys 200-yard medley relay. Gracen Clem, Justin Carestia, Brandon Carestia and Girvin took first in the boys 200-yard freestyle relay. In the boys 400-yard freestyle relay, Clem, Zeigler, Matt Gure and Brandon Carestia topped the field.
Thompson, Hirschman, Savannah Dawson and Ayana Phillips won the girls 400-yard freestyle relay for the Huskies, while the team of Dawson, Hirschman, Stephanie McCartney and Jordan Raymond won the girls 200-yard freestyle relay. Thompson, McCartney, Phillips and Kelsey Thom took first place in the girls 200-yard medley relay.