The 42nd annual Howard County Invitational Swim meet, open to all Howard County public high school students, featured 116 swimmers spread between 17 events on Sunday, April 7 at Howard Community College.
Mt. Hebron won the team title for a fifth straight season, scoring 794.5 points to outpace other top three team finishers Atholton (734) and Howard (549). Overall, there was at least one swimmer from 11 of the county’s 12 schools.
Five swimmers finished with the maximum 40 points, courtesy of winning a pair of events — Will Hoogenboom (Mt. Hebron), Grant Kay (Mt. Hebron), Anna Kwon (Centennial), Ana Lesho (River Hill) and Zichao Liang (Atholton).
Of the swimmers in attendance, five are currently committed to varsity swimming in college. They are Centennial’s Tom Arbaugh (Wesleyan University), Lesho (US Naval Academy), Reservoir’s Claire O’Shaughnessy (University of Richmond), Reservoir’s Taylor Spillman (Iona College) and Mt. Hebron’s Carl Zhang (Carleton College).
A donation will be made to the after prom parties for all schools represented at the meet.