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Loyola Blakefield wins 20th MIAA A swimming title in 21 years

Loyola Blakefield wins 20th MIAA A swimming title in 21 years

New coach, same result.

For the 20th time in 21 years, Loyola Blakefield stands alone atop the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference after rolling to a 505-375 triumph over runner-up and host McDonogh at the championship meet Saturday evening.

Only this time it was new coach Matt McDonough who guided the Dons to a title. He succeeded Keith Schertle, who completed a two-decade tenure at the Loyola helm after last year's championship.

The Dons started strong and kept up the torrid pace, claiming victories in the 200-yard medley relay behind talented senior Ben Brown, sophomore Ben Shropshire and freshmen Will Pelton and Matt Clark to jump ahead...

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