Notre Dame Prep was not about to be denied its third Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference team title in four years Saturday at McDonogh.

By not dwelling on its own shortcomings last February — when the Eagles upset the Blazers in the championship meet last — NDP grabbed the crown back from McDonogh.

"They deserved [the 2013 championship]," said Towson-bound Kendall Krumenacker, one of four Blazer senior captains. "They swam better than we did. For us to come back like we did this year is just an amazing feeling."

Deep and talented NDP (481 points) jumped ahead early and never let go of the top spot while completing an undefeated season in both dual and championship meets.


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The Blazers, who earned the East Coast Catholic title on Jan. 26, used first-place performances from Krumenacker in the 50-yard freestyle and junior Mary Kate Clancy in the 100 butterfly.

Krumenacker joined classmate Dani Potis, junior Kate McComas and sophomore Selah Peacock to take the 200 freestyle relay and she worked with Clancy, Potis and McComas set a meet-record 3:41.74 in the 400 freestyle relay.

McDonogh (fourth, 318 points) were paced by senior Geordie Enoch and sophomore Amanda Chabbott, both of whom won a pair of individual titles and were part of the 200 medley relay championship team with sophomores Brindi Griffin and Avery Hoelting.

Enoch shattered Krumenacker's league record by 1:83 in the 100 backstroke and topped Clancy by almost six seconds in the 200 individual medley.

Chabbott edged 100 freestyle winner Korby Simpson, of Bryn Mawr (fifth, 253 points), in the 200 freestyle and beat Potis in the 500 freestyle.

"Geordie is great when you need her in big meets," McDonogh coach Scott Ward said about Enoch, who is headed to Harvard. "And Amanda had a breakout meet last year in the championship, but this was an even bigger breakout for her."

Seniors Kristen Vargas and Kellen McDonald from runner-up Mount de Sales (381) took the top two spots, respectively, in the 100 breaststroke.

"My best friend is on Mount de Sales and we're very close to their team," Krumenacker said of the Sailors, who fell, 89-81, to the Blazers in a dual meet in early January. "If they had won, we would have been happy for them."

Severn (380), paced by freshman Sarah Cumm's two individual titles, slipped by Roland Park (377) and John Carroll (350) in the B Conference, while Institute of Notre Dame (441) beat Seton Keough (398) in the C Conference.

 

A Conference

1.NDP (431)

2.MdS (381)

3.AS (334)

4.McD (318)

5.BMS (253)