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So much for the cold weather outside. The hot spot to be on Friday night was in the pool at the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick.
The Hurricanes hosted the tri-meet and took home a clean sweep both on the boys and girls sides of the pool.
Huntingtown (3-1 SMAC/overall) defeated McDonough on the boys side 202-74 and Chopticon 212-66. The Rams (2-3) defeated the Braves (2-6-1), 137-127.
On the girls side, the Hurricanes (2-2) swept McDonough 177-97 and Chopticon 176.5-98.5 for their first two wins of the season. Chopticon (2-7) captured the split with a five-point win over McDonough (1-4), 133-128.
Huntingtown’s boys had three double winners on the day. David Alman won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.74 seconds and the 100 free in 53.93. Mike Jones paced himself through the 500 free (5 minutes 32.37 seconds) and the 200 individual medley (2:12.87). Jarrett Daniels put some points up for the Hurricanes by doubling, winning the 200 free (2:00.67) and the 100 backstroke (1:02.51).
Huntingtown also won all three relay events. Individually, Huntingtown’s Mike Scott won the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.76. Scott has high goals for his 2013 season.
“My goal right now is to repeat as SMAC champion in the 100 breast,” Scott said, “and earn as many points as I can for my team. [Head] Coach [Chris] Morgan and coach Nate [Stephens] are pushing me very hard to do my best [in practice].”
For the girls, Kiley Bauer doubled for the Hurricanes, winning the 50 free in 29.59 and the 100 free (1:07.46).
Chopticon won two of the three relay events on the girls side. The Braves won the 200 free relay in 2:00.85 and the 200 medley relay in 2:16.19. Samantha Barbaris, Kristina Cole, Ellie Brookbank and Alexis Spiotta made up both winning teams.
Barbaris, who’s recovering from being ill for two weeks, pushed herself to double individually, winning the 200 free and 500 free. She said she was happy with her times considering being ill.
“These [times] were seasonal bests for me,” Barbaris said, “and I’m happy to be dropping time again after being sick. My seasonal goals would be to makes states for my fourth and final year. That would be amazing.”
Huntingtown’s Christine Wiese finished second in the event at 2:31.61. She said she was happy to put some points up for her team as well.
“I’m very happy with all of my times,” Wiese said. “I dropped a lot of time in all of my events, and I’m glad to see that my hard work is finally starting to pay off.”
Chopticon’s Kristina Cole participated in both winning relays and also took home the win in the 200 IM, touching the wall in 2:41.90.
“This meet went very well,” Cole said. “I think this has been a really awesome season. This team is so great, and everyone strives to do their best and improve with every meet.”
Cole said she’s striving to become a captain next year and also improve on her 100 butterfly.
“I’m hoping to drop time and set a new school record,” Cole said in reference to her 100 butterfly. “I’m happy with my times, but I’m always looking for new ways to improve them and become a better swimmer.”
McDonough’s Sydney Fuller was tough competition for Cole in the event, winning in 1:05.90. Fuller also touched the wall in 1:18.18 in the 100 breast. The Rams won the girls 400 free relay with speed from Catherine Kiser, Isabelle Browning, Amy Grund and Fuller. The team won in 4:47.16.
Huntingtown will face North Point and Lackey at 5 p.m. Friday at Lackey’s pool, while La Plata will face Chopticon at 5 p.m. Friday at the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown campus pool.
McDonough will return to the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center at 5 p.m. Friday for a tri-meet with Leonardtown and Patuxent.