Boys Athlete of the Week: Alex Porter, Loyola, swimming

February 24, 2010

The junior swam four All-America times and set three pool records while leading the Dons to their 17th straight swimming title last weekend. That means he has one of the top 130 times in the nation this year in the 200 freestyle (1 minute, 42.05 seconds), 100 freestyle (46.45 seconds), 200 freestyle relay (1:25.15) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:07.28). Porter, 16, began swimming for the Loyola Blakefield Aquatics club team at age 8 and hasn't stopped. "He's very good and very, very, very smart," Dons coach Keith Schertle said. On Thursday, Porter and his teammates will compete in the 110th Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships.

Also considered: Mark Colabucci, Reservoir, wrestling; Devohn Gilmore, Pikesville, basketball; Taylor Gload, Hereford, wrestling

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