Computer check gives swim title to Western girls

November 14, 1991|By Derek Toney and HC vPB

Spectators and contestants left Coppin State College on Tuesday after the Baltimore City Girls Swimming Championships under the impression that City College had upset Western for the team title. However, after a computer error in compiling the scores was discovered, Western was crowned champion.

Originally it had been announced that City had won the 12-program event with 397 points, followed by Western's 358 and Poly's 192. But the computer scoring system had calculated only the individuals placing from first through sixth, not first through ninth and points from preliminary heats earlier in the day.

With the correction, Western finished with 409 points, followed by City's 397 and Poly's 233. City's score remained the same because the Knights did not have any finishers lower than sixth, so they picked up no additional points after the error was discovered.

The Doves' victory capped an undefeated season with five winners in the finals.

Megan Hutton (200-meter freestyle), Kia Lee (50 breast stroke), Jenny Stewart (1-meter diving), and Kristy Moore (100 breast stroke) gained medals. Moore and Hutton, along with Coleen Nawrocki and Tina Hepler, won the 100 freestyle relay.

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