C.M. Wright stops Fallston in Harford championship

The Baltimore Sun

C. Milton Wright ended Fallston's recent dominance in the Harford County swimming championships last night.

The Mustangs easily won the girls meet at Magnolia Middle School, and their big victory helped C.M. Wright also come away with the combined (boys and girls) team championship.

Fallston had won its sixth straight boys crown in Tuesday's meet, edging the Mustangs, but two Cougars streaks ended in this two-day event. Their girls had won the team title four straight times, and the Cougars also had taken the combined team title for five consecutive seasons. This time, C.M. Wright (501) easily beat Fallston (339) for the girls crown.

The Mustangs (860) then topped the Cougars (733.5) for the combined team title.

The Mustangs girls were unbeaten in the regular season and never had problems in this meet. They won three of the first four events and took a huge lead over Fallston that the Cougars couldn't recover from.

C.M. Wright got help from several places. Freshmen Danielle King, Rachel Flint and Emily Jordan combined to win four races. King took the 100-yard freestyle (56.03) plus the 100 butterfly (1:01.56).

Flint captured the 200 freestyle (2:08.5). Jordan won the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes, 25.44 seconds.The Mustangs also won the 200 medley relay (2:02.98) and closed the meet with a big victory in the 400 relay (3:59.42). Flint and King swam in that race also.

The night's other piece of history came when Patterson Mill junior Katie Ward won the school's first county title by taking the 500 freestyle (5:51.55). Fallston's Emily Wagner was the only other swimmer to win multiple events, taking the 100 breaststroke (1:15.69) and the 100 backstroke (1:07.16).

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