ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

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Giles Smith McDonogh, swimming

The senior broke an 18-year-old national private schools record for the 50-yard freestyle at Saturday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championships. Smith's winning time was 19.74 seconds, which eclipsed the mark of 20.01 set by Joe Hudepohl of St. Xavier (Ohio) in 1991.

Smith, 17, also was part of four other school and MIAA records Saturday: the 100-yard butterfly (48.82), the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:24.18) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:04.81).

Smith's grade-point average is 3.3. He has signed a letter of intent to attend Tennessee.

Others considered: : Chris Frock, Winters Mill, indoor track; Karl Green, Mount St. Joseph, wrestling; Curtis Holmes, McDonogh, wrestling; Nathan Kraisser, Centennial, wrestling; Isaiah Philmore, John Carroll, basketball

Caitlin Bach North Carroll, basketball

In addition to scoring her 1,000th career point and grabbing her 700th career rebound last week, the junior holds the school record for scoring, becoming the first girl or boy in the 52-year history of the Carroll County school to reach the 1,000-point mark.

Last week, the 5-foot-11 forward averaged 18.6 points and 13.3 rebounds in leading the Panthers to three Monocacy Valley Athletic League Chesapeake Conference victories. Also a field hockey player and a shot putter on the track team, Bach plays Amateur Athletic Union basketball for the Maryland Grizzlies. She has a 3.75 grade-point average.

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