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C. Milton Wright girls win region swim title

C. Milton Wright girls win region swim title
C. Milton Wright freshman Hannah Chan, shown in Harford County swimming championship action, won two region titles Saturday. (Nicole Munchel / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

The C. Milton Wright girls swim team won the region title and the CMW boys were second at Saturday’s Class 3A-4A East Region meet at the Arundel Swim Center.

CMW girls totaled up 319 points to edge runner-up Broadneck’s 313. Bel Air was fifth with 251 and Aberdeen 12th with 43 among 14 schools.

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Severna Park won the boys meet with 371.5, while CMW had 290 for second. Bel Air was fifth with 220 and Aberdeen sixth with 159 among 13 schools.

The CMW girls rolled right from the start with a record-setting win in the 200 medley relay. Julia Walsh, Hannah Chan, Kassidy Hare and Victoria Walker swam 1:54.73 for a new region record.

Maria Collins, Eliza Cohen, Olivia Van Dyke and Broxa Benesh of Bel Air were second in 1:58.12.

The Mustangs also had four individual girls first place finishes and twice they had second as well.

Kaylee Blair won the 200 freestyle event in 2:03.14 and teammate Hare was second in 2:05.21.

The Mustangs also went 1-2 in the 100m butterfly race. Hare won with a time of 1:00.86 and Walsh was second in 1:01.74.

Chan, a freshman, added a pair of first place finishes. Chan won the 200 IM race in 2:18.88 and later added the 100 breaststroke event win with a time of 1:08.95.

Blair (5:26.35) added a runner-up finish in the 500 freestyle and Walsh added a second place effort in the 100 backstroke. Her time was 1:04.06.

The Mustangs also were second in both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

The 200 team consisted of Blair, Walker, Walsh and Jamie Hanson and the 400 team members were Blair, Chan, Hanson and Hare.

Bel Air girls got one title with Van Dyke winning the 100 freestyle in 56.22. Teammate Benesh was third in 58.34.

Benesh (25.99) also placed second in the 50 freestyle race. Also for the Bobcats. Cohen (1:10.34) was second in the 100 breaststroke and Van Dyke was third in the 100 butterfly.

Aberdeen freshman Abigail Mellick had Aberdeen’s lone top three finish with a third in the 200 IM.

Rutherford leads CMW boys

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Kyle Rutherford won two events and set a region record to lead the CMW boys.

The region record came in the 100 backstroke race, where Rutherford swam 54.16 to win. Rutherford also won the 50 freestyle race in 22.83.

Teammate Joseph Musante won the 500 freestyle by 20 seconds in 5:05.20. Musante was also third in the 100 butterfly.

Jayden Slotnick also placed third in the 200 IM event.

The Mustangs were second in all three relays. The 200 medley team was Rutherford, Slotnick, Mason Youngblood and Travis Hruz.

The 200 freestyle team was Thomas Cowan, Michael Foltyn, Hruz and Musante and the 400 freestyle team was Cowan, Musante, Slotnick and Rutherford.

Matt Weaver had Bel Air’s lone top three individual finish, placing second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.48.

Bel Air was also third in the 200 freestyle relay. Members were Alex Trinh, Zach Clark, Zach Hricz and Weaver.

Aberdeen’s Eugen Dunca was a close second in the 100 butterfiy race. Dunca swam 56.59 to the winner’s 56.28.

Teammate Andrew DuBois added a third in the 100 breaststroke race.

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