Lloyds set marks; Severna Park wins

The Baltimore Sun

LANDOVER -After shattering her own state records in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly yesterday, Sarah Lloyd of Severna Park took a few moments to soak it all in as she casually swam a few laps to cool down at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex.

Meanwhile, her twin sister, Emily Lloyd, was breaking state records in the 100 freestyle and the 500 freestyle events. The record-setting day by the juniors helped the Falcons win the Class 4A-3A state championship with 334 points, ahead of second-place Urbana (275.5) and third-place Eleanor Roosevelt (269).

"I think we are all just really excited because this is the biggest meet we've had all year," Sarah Lloyd said. "That's probably why I broke my own records today, because we were just so pumped."

Sarah Lloyd broke the record in the 200 IM with a time of 2 minutes, 8.82 seconds, eclipsing her mark of 2:09.15 set last year. She also broke her record of 56.61 seconds in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.22.

Emily Lloyd broke the 500 freestyle record with a time of 5:08.06, just ahead of last year's mark of 5:08.51. She also broke the state record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.89, better than the 51.97 she set in 2007.

Severna Park also broke records in the 200 medley relay (1:48.36) and the 200 free relay (1:42.15). Melissa Cropper won the 100 backstroke (1:01.35) for the Falcons.

In the boys Class 4A-3A state championship, Broadneck completed the sweep for Anne Arundel County by defending its title. The Bruins finished with 294 points, ahead of second-place Severna Park (239) and third-place Thomas Johnson (189.5).

The Bruins won the 200 medley relay (1:44.61) and the 400 free relay (3:23.71). James Robichaud and Doug McWhorter won individual championships in the 200 IM and the 50 freestyle, respectively. McWhorter also broke the state record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 48.13, ahead of the mark of 48.57 set last year. The Bruins' Taylor Smith won the 100 breaststroke (1:03.20).

Justin Vagts of South River won the 200 and the 500 freestyle events.

"All of the kids bring so much to the table," Broadneck coach Colleen Winans said. "Not only my top guys, but also the mid-tier guys are incredible. That is what has carried us through - the whole team, not just a few stars."

Fallston's bid for a third consecutive state championship in Class 3A-2A-1A came down to the last race of the night.

The Cougars trailed Walkersville by a point heading into the 400 freestyle relay. Fallston responded and won the event by a second to take home the overall crown with 221.5 points, ahead of Walkersville (210.5) and Northern (205.5).

Dylan Howell and Paul Zoli had first-place finishes in the 200 freestyle and the 200 IM, respectively.

"It was pretty interesting because we have never lost this event in my high school career," Zoli said.

Annapolis had two winners: Dylan Davis in the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke, and Charlie Melesh in the 100 butterfly.

On the girls side, Queen Anne's took home the title with 233 points, ahead of Frederick (221) and Middletown (160).

Poly's Selena Martin won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:56.82 and the 500 freestyle in 5:09.54.

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