Bel Air swimmers turn back Fallston

January 16, 1994|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,Staff Writer

Fallston High School swimmers had three double winners, but despite five more firsts than the previous week, still could not make much of a dent in Bel Air's overall Harford County League superiority.

This time, the difference was 262-189 at Magnolia Middle School a second successive meeting of two of the county's best teams. A week ago, at North Harford, the margin had been 276-194. Thursday, the two were trailed by John Carroll (136) and Harford Tech (13), compared with last week's third team, North Harford (110).

The Bel Air relay team broke two county records, 1 minute, 45.13 seconds in the boys 200 medley and 1:43.85 in the girls 200 freestyle.

Senior Brad Snyder and freshmen Katy Novotny and Paige McCarthy won two events each for Fallston; senior Jenn Murach, senior Erik Jankowiak and sophomore Jeff Warwick won twice each for Bel Air.

Snyder's times were 2:15.89 in the 200 individual medley and 1:08.96 in the 100 breaststroke. Novotny, who had the only girls first for the Cougars the week before, narrowly missed county records in the 200 freestyle (1:57.60 against 1:57.13) and 100 backstroke (1:01.72 against 1:01.15). McCarthy was caught in 2:22.27 for the 200 individual medley and 5:25.09 in the 500 freestyle.

For the Bobcats, Murach won the 50 freestyle in 24.61 and the 100 freestyle in 54.79; Jankowiak, 50 freestyle in 23:10 and the 100 freestyle in 53.03; and Warwick, 500 freestyle in 4:52.37 and 100 backstroke, 57.79.

Angelo Cuneo had the best individual effort for John Carroll, second in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.52), and the girls placed second in the 200 freestyle relay. Justin Barnhill and Jason Hawkins placed in two events each to join the boys 200 freestyle relay team as the point-winners for Harford Tech.

* At Edgewood Middle School, Aberdeen (240) defeated Edgewood (154) and Joppatowne (137).

The Cattell sisters led the Eagles girls, Melinda winning the 200 ,, freestyle in 2:10.27 and the 100 freestyle in 58.0, and Cindy touching first in the 50 freestyle (26.92) and 100 backstroke (1:08.16).

Freshman Dyan Elkins got her first individual win of the season with a 6:35.11 in the 500 freestyle to be one of Edgewood's three girls winners. Andy Korch in the 50 freestyle (25.62) and 100 butterfly (1:14.5), and Matt Gerring in the 500 freestyle (6:06.38) and 100 backstroke (1:08.09) were the top boys for Aberdeen, as it won all but two of the 11 events.

Joppatowne earned the other two. Mike Hemelt stayed unbeaten in the 100 breaststroke, winning in his fastest time of the season (1:11.5), and Brad Wink took the 200 individual medley in 2:37.93.

* At North Harford Middle School, C. Milton Wright moved into a second-place tie in the standings (7-2) with 242, and Havre de Grace won a battle with North Harford for second place, pulling away in the closing events, 191-166.

Matt Chairs of C. Milton Wright, who had won the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle the week before, came back to double in two other events, placing first in the 200 freestyle (2:04.79) and the 100 butterfly (1:03.32).

Beth Goodwin of North Harford also won twice, taking the 200 freestyle in 2:14.41 and the 100 freestyle in 56.47. Among the relays, Wright's boys took the 200 and 400 freestyle, and North Harford's girls, the 200 medley and 400 freestyle.

* The league standings: Bel Air 9-0; C. Milton Wright 7-2; Fallston 7-2; Aberdeen 7-3; Havre de Grace 6-3; John Carroll 6-4; Edgewood 3-6; North Harford 2-8; Joppatowne 1-8; Harford Tech 0-12.

At North Harford

North Harford sophomore Ryan Renfrow had 34 points, raising his team-leading average to 16.5, as the boys basketball team lost to Joppatowne and defeated Bel Air for its first victory. Freshman Chris Schott was the high scorer with 17 points, as the girls JV basketball team ran its record to 7-1 with a 53-25 win over Aberdeen.

John Carroll needs coach

John Carroll has an opening for an assistant coach for the boys lacrosse team. Applicants should contact Athletic Director Jerry O'Brien, 703 Churchville Road, Bel Air, 21014, (410) 879-2480.

Dixon excels for Cardinals

Andy Dixon, a senior from Bel Air, recorded his best 100-yard breaststroke time, 1:00.38, in winning the event in Calvert Hall's 94-92 loss to Loyola last week. The area's fastest time for the event this season came in the next-to-last event on the program and kept the Cardinals' winning hopes alive.

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