The team at a glance

March 07, 1993

Carli Blische, North Harford, sr. -- A top freestyle sprinter, Blische turned in the regular season's top time in the 50 freestyle. Swimming at the county championships just a few days after the death of her grandmother, Blische won the bronze in the 50 freestyle and took fourth in the 100 butterfly. She also helped the Hawks to second place in the 200-medley relay.

Anna DeMott, Bel Air, jr. -- Primarily a freestyle sprinter, DeMott won the county title in the 50 free in 26.53, eclipsing Blische's best time by three one-hundredths of a second. She also finished third in the 100 free. Also a good butterflyer and breaststroker, she swam on the gold-medal winning medley relay and 400-free relay teams.

Kate Eyler, Bel Air, fr. -- A flexible endurance swimmer, Eyler helped the Bobcats to gold medals in the medley relay and 400-free relay. Her only individual medal was a bronze in the 200 individual medley, but she was also fourth in the 500 free. During the season, Eyler turned in top-four performances in four events.

Liz Harris, John Carroll, sr. -- Harris capped off a sensational high school career with two county titles, bringing her career gold-medal total to 12. The county record holder (5:08.13) in the free, Harris won her third title in the 500 free and her fourth in the 200 IM. She also helped the Patriots to second place in the 200-free relay. If not for a fall bout with mononucleosis as well as torn ligaments in her ankle, Harris would have pushed for Swimmer of the Year honors. However, she was still strong enough to post the season's best times in three events.

Laura Hershner, C. Milton Wright, fr. -- A versatile newcomer, Hershner turned in top-five performances six different events. At the county championships, she took second in the 200 IM and third in the 100 fly while helping the Mustangs to third in the 400 free relay. Her best 100 back time was second only to teammate Amy Landis.

Amy Landis, C. Milton Wright, so. -- The top girl on the young Mustangs squad, Landis was the county's best backstroker. She posted the best time of the season in the event and won the county title. Landis came within one one-hundredth of a second of a second title, but settled for the silver in the 100 free. In the 400 free-relay, she helped the Mustangs to a bronze.

Michelle Marsillo, Edgewood, fr. -- One of two freshman phenoms for the Rams, Marsillo won the county title in the 100 free and was fourth in the 50 free. She also helped her team capture gold in the 200-free relay and the silver in the 400-free relay. During the season, Marsillo also posted top five times in the 50 free and 100 fly.

Heather Martin, John Carroll, sr. -- Martin finished her high school diving career with a fourth straight county title. A former gymnast, Martin did not lose a meet in her final 2 1/2 years of competition. She easily posted the top score (90.00) among female divers this season, outdistancing her nearest competition nearly 14 points.

Kim Stackhouse, Edgewood, fr. -- The Rams' other freshman sensation, Stackhouse took a complete set of medals home from the county championship meet. She won the 200 free and was third in the 500 free. Also, Stackhouse swam on the gold-medal 200 free relay and the silver-medal 400 free relay. Her best times in three events ranked her among the county's top five.

Matt Chairs, C. Milton Wright, jr. -- The only quadruple gold

medalist for the boys at the county championships, Chairs won individual titles in the 100 fly and the 200 IM. In addition, he helped the Mustangs' 200-free relay team to an upset of county record holder Bel Air in the finals. Chairs, who posted top-five times in three events, won a fourth gold medal in the 400-free relay.

Rob Flynn, Bel Air, sr. -- A top distance swimmer, Flynn recovered quickly from a preseason broken arm to score more points than any other county swimmer during the regular season. He set a school record of 5:11.76 in the 500 free before winning a silver medal in that event as well as the 200 free. A member of the county record-setting 200 free relay team, Flynn helped the Bobcats to second place in the counties.

Chris Holloway, Bel Air, sr. -- The holder of school records in five individual events, Holloway won the county title in the 100 free and the 100 back. He turned in the season's best time in both events and was inthe top three in two more. Holloway also swam on county record-setting relay teams in the 200 medley and 200 free.

Erik Jankowiak, Bel Air, jr. -- The only non-senior among Bel Air's first-team boys, Jankowiak was second in the 100 fly at counties. He turned in the third best time of the season in the fly behind two other first-teamers. He also was a member of Bel Air's county-record relay teams in the 200 medley and 200 free.

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