Bel Air swimmers make their marks in record book

December 19, 1993|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Staff Writer

Jeff Warwick led Bel Air High School's latest assault on county swimming records when he lowered the standard in the boys 200-yard freestyle and helped drop the mark in the boys 400-yard freestyle relay during the Bobcats' sweep of John Carroll and Joppatowne on Thursday at Magnolia Middle School.

Warwick, a sophomore, was timed in 1 minute, 48.34 seconds for the 200 free, well under the 1:50.27 by Mark Haynes (Edgewood) in 1988, and the relay team of Warwick, senior Erik Jankowiak, junior Jeff DeHart, and sophomore Dan Machovec clocked 3:34.75 against the former record of 3:35.45, set in 1987 by John Carroll.

The team of Jamee Eben, Anna DeMott, Kathy Rising and Jennifer Murach won the girls 200 freestyle relay in a county-record 1:43.97. All are seniors but Rising, a junior.

Murach was also a member of the Bel Air team that had set the listed record of 1:47.26 in 1991. Bel Air won the meet with 254 points, followed by John Carroll (4-1), 177, and Joppatowne (0-4), 129.

For the second straight week, Mike Hemelt of Joppatowne prevented a Bel Air sweep of boys individual events with a victory in the 100 breaststroke. Last week, against Bel Air and C. Milton Wright, his time was 1:12.82; this week it was 1:11.96. The Mariners boys also won the 200 medley relay. Angelo Cuneo of John Carroll was the lone non-Bel Air winner among the girls, taking the 100 butterfly.

* At North Harford Middle School, Havre de Grace (3-2) won the final event, the boys 400 freestyle relay, and took first place after a see-saw struggle with Aberdeen (3-2) and North Harford (2-4). The Warriors had 196 points to 189 for Aberdeen and 184 for North Harford. Harford Tech was fourth with 23.

The closing victory gave Havre de Grace a sweep of the three relays, a feat also accomplished by the Aberdeen girls.

The boys and girls divisions each had two double winners. Melinda Cattell of Aberdeen won the 200 and 500 freestyle races for the second week in a row, and Jackie Seifert of North Harford took the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly. Cattell's times were 2:10.6 and 5:44.8, and Seifert's, 2:41.0 and 1:18.9, respectively.

For the boys, Jody Hochstein of Havre de Grace placed first in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke (second straight week) with respective times of 1:15.4 and 1:12.7.

For a second straight week, North Harford's Chris Cavallaro won the 50 and 100 freestyle events. In each instance, he lowered his time from last week, touching in 25.8 and 58.7, respectively.

Konschak on the rise

At North Harford, junior Paul Konschak has raised his wrestling record to 5-2 at 171 pounds, including a 5-4 decision over Joe McCardell of Rising Sun. McCardell (23-7 last year, including a third place in Class 1A-2A, Region IV) was ranked No. 5 in the state in preseason rankings, but dropped out of the latest listing last week.

* Sophomore Ryan Renfrow had 24 points in last week's boys basketball loss at York Vo-Tech.

Mat streakers

At Aberdeen, the Eagles won five successive matches, 130 pounds through 160, to account for 33 points en route to a 45-24 wrestling victory over visiting North East.

At Fallston, the Cougars won the last four bouts on pins to pull out a 45-26 decision over Elkton.

With the colleges

At Goucher, junior Beth Guiffrida (Fallston) won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 12:52.63, as the Gophers swimming team defeated the College of Notre Dame and Gallaudet in a double-dual meet.

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