Unbeaten Notre Dame Prep claims Catholic League title

February 09, 1996|By Rich Scherr | Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

During the season, Notre Dame Prep was unbeaten in Catholic League competition.

Yesterday, at the inaugural Catholic League championships, the Pirates showed why.

Coach Lisa Weigmann's squad won three events and swam to top-three finishes in five others en route to a 61-point win over Seton Keough at the Dundalk Fitness and Aquatic Center.

Notre Dame Prep finished with 311 points, followed by Seton Keough (250), McDonogh (204), Severn (184), Spalding (115) and the Institute of Notre Dame (106).

Leading the way for the Pirates was senior Shannon Curreri who won the 200 freestyle and 100 fly, and swam legs on the winning 400 freestyle relay team and the second-place 200 medley relay team.

For Severn coach Jamie Saacke, a fourth-place finish wasn't bad considering the Admirals were without three key swimmers due to various reasons.

"The girls swam great, all things considered," said Saacke. "For the team that we could bring today I'm extremely pleased."

Sophomore Laura Bodine led the way, winning the 100 breaststroke, finishing second in the 200 individual medley and swimming legs on the third-place 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams.

Other county swimmers finishing among the top three were Kristi Kroliczek of Spalding (third in the 100 fly) and Rachel Taft of Severn (third in the 100 backstroke).

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