Aberdeen's swim team scored the first big upset of the new year by beating Edgewood for the first time ever Thursday night.
At the same time, Bel Air established its dominance over John Carroll at another tri-meet at North Harford.
Aberdeen used both its depth in swimming and a strong showing in diving to take a 236-221 victory at the Edgewood Middle School pool. Fallston was third with 135.
"This is the first year we've had 40 swimmers on the team, and that shows you how important numbers are," said Aberdeen coach Dawn Rathgeber.
"Edgewood won most of the events, but we took a lot of second, third and fourth places."
Edgewood led until the Aberdeen divers took over. Four Eagles seniors finished in the top three in boys and girls diving. Larry Stonebreaker and William White finished one-two, while Stacey Edie won the girls competition and Sara Cornelison finished third.
In the swimming events,the Eagles got their best performance from Tricia Knopp, who won the50-yard freestyle (28.50) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:14.02). In the boys races, Justin Crothers, John Schwartz and B. J. Hubbard alsowon events.
Edgewood got strong performances from two seniors, Todd
Dousa and Eric Roland. Each won four events, including two relays.Dousa won the 50-yard freestyle (24.73) and the 100 backstroke (1:10.53) while Roland took the 200 individual medley (2:11.56) and the 500 freestyle (5:25.31).
Melissa Marzikova and Carrie Baker also scored quadruple wins, including two relays. Marzikova won the 200 freestyle (2:11.96) and the 100 butterfly (1:11.02). Baker won the 200 IM (2:46.93) and the 500 freestyle (6:22.85).
Fallston's top performance came from Tanya Hudson who won the 100 freestyle (1:05.77) and was on a winning relay team.
At North Harford, Bel Air won all 11 boys events in a 253-175 victory over John Carroll. North Harford was third with 120.
Four boys won two events each for the Bobcats.
Ryan Markoff took back-to-back victories in the 100 butterfly (1:03.4)and the 100 freestyle (57.2). Rob Flynn won the 200 freestyle (2:04.4) and the 500 freestyle (5:34.5). Gerry Warwick won the 200 IM (2:24.5) and the 100 backstroke (1:05.5). Chris Holloway took the 50 freestyle (24.4) and the 100 breaststroke (1:10.7).
While Bel Air dominated the boys races, John Carroll won eight girls events. Elizabeth Harris won the 200 IM (2:25.4) and the 500 freestyle (5:20.9) while Joanne Sonberg won the 200 freestyle (2:06.4) and the 100 breaststroke (1:19.7).