Severna Park boys claim 4A-3A state swimming title

Falcons girls finish second behind Urbana

February 26, 2011|By Todd Karpovich, Special to The Baltimore Sun

COLLEGE PARK — — Before Saturday's Class 4A-3A state championship swimming meet at the University of Maryland, Severna Park coach Mike McTammany looked at the seedings and tried to break down the potential point totals to see where his boys and girls teams might finish.

McTammany knew his girls would have trouble toppling Urbana of Frederick County, but the boys had the depth to earn a second consecutive title.

McTammany's prediction proved true as the Falcons placed well enough in the 11 events on the boys' side to take home the championship with 281 points, ahead of Broadneck (235). The girls finished with 300 points, second behind Urbana (325.5), but ahead of C. Milton Wright (228.5). The boys ended the tournament the same way they began — by shattering state records in both the 400-yard freestyle relay at 3:27.27 and 200 medley relay with a time of 1:42.81.

"We knew that Urbana was going to be pushing our girls to the limit," McTammany said. "It was pretty close to what the seeds bore out. We only have 16 boys on the team and only eight or nine came today. Everyone's got a role to play and they knew what their role was."

Old Mill's Trevor Doll was one of the day's top individual performers. He won the 50 freestyle at 22:08, where he also owns the Anne Arundel County record. Doll also won the 100 freestyle at 48.74. Broadneck's James Robichaud also won two individual events, capturing the 200 freestyle at 1:45.90 and the 500 freestyle at 4:50.11.

"I'm just working hard, I'm healthy and I have a great coach," Doll said.

South River's Michael Seaberg won the 200 individual medley at 1:58.97 and broke a state record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 58:91. Dylan Davis of Annapolis broke a state record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.81.

Severna Park also got its first individual winner in the boys program's history when Jared Wasserman won the 100 butterfly (54.82).

Katelyn Sowinski led the girls by winning the 100 butterfly (56.84), and missed out on winning the 500 freestyle when she was disqualified for a controversial false start. Katie Park won the 200 individual medley (2:11.64) and the 100 breaststroke (1:07.23) for the Falcons. Severna Park set a state record in the 400 freestyle relay (3:38.07) and won the 200 medley relay (1:50.99).

"We tried our hardest, but they beat us. But we're still super proud," Sowinski said. "Everyone that saw [the disqualification] said I didn't, but that's not what the officials said. We can't do anything about it. We'll try to get over it."

GIRLS: Class 4A-3A state swimming championships

Team: 1. Urbana, 325.5; 2. Severna Park, 300; 3. C. Milton Wright, 228.5; 4. Broadneck, 196.5; 5. Thomas Johnson, 167; 6. Leonardtown, 166; 7. Annapolis, 148; 8. Roosevelt, 143; 9. Poly, 94; 10. South River, 91. Individual 200 medley relay: 1. Severna Park, 1:50.99; 2. Urbana, 1:56.81; 3. Thomas Johnson, 1:58.25. 200 free: 1. C. McIlmall (URB), 1:55.66; 2. Flint (CMW), 1:57.69; 3. McIlmall (URB), 2:00.53 200 IM: Parker (SP), 2:11.64; 2. Armstrong (BROAD), 21:33.37; 3. Gill (ANN), 2:13.57.

50 free: 1. Manning (TJ), 24.53; 2. Hand (SP), 25.21; 3. Gallant (SP), 25.37; 100 butterfly: Sowinski (SP), 56.84; McIlmail (URB), 57.39; 3. Branaman (LEO), 1:01.59 100 free: Manning (TJ), 53.75; 2. Flint (CMW), 54.48 ; 3. Hand (SP), 55.39 500 free: 1 Williams (URB), 5:08.28; 2 Treusdell (CMW), 5:14.87; 3 Kirchoff (SP), 5:18.71 200 free relay: Urbana, 1:42.17; 2. Severna Park, 1:43.51; 3. C. Milton Wright, 1:45.81 100 back: Santis (URB), 1:01.08; 2. Gill (ANN), 1:01.19; 3. Martin (POLY), 1:02.92 100 breast: Parker (SP), 1:07.23; 2. Armstrong (BDN), 1:09.78; 3. Zimmerman (URB), 1:10.54 400 free relay: 1. Severna Park, 3:38.07; 2. Urbana, 3:38.43; 3. C. Milton Wright, 3:39.16.

BOYS: Class 4A-3A state swimming championships

Team: 1. Severan Park, 281; 2. Broadneck, 235; 3; Urbana, 181; 4. Thomas Johnson, 166; 5. South River, 161; 5. Annapolis, 161; 7. Old Mill, 118; 8. Leonardtown, 115; 9. Roosevelt, 104; 10. Linganore, 99. Individual 200 medley relay: 1. Severna Park, 1:42.81; 2. Thomas Johnson, 1:43.62; 3. Annapolis, 1:44.48 200 free: 1. Robichaud (BROAD), 1:45.90: 2. Huntley (SP), 1:47.01; 3. Sasse (TJ), 1:53.12 200 IM: Seaberg (SR), 1:58.97; 2. Colley (ANN), 2:00.59; 3. Brant (SP), 2:04.94 50 free: 1. Doll (OM), 22.08; 2. Hegazi (TJ), 22.81; 3. Terzano (OM), 22.83 100 butterfly: 1. Wasserman (SP), 54.82, Davis (ANN), 53.96; Chavez (ROOS), 56.23; 100 free: 1. Doll (OM), 48.74; 2. Bennett (SP), 50.38; 3. Palaroan (GM), 50.48 500 free: Robichaud (BROAD), 4:50.11; 2. Colley (ANNAP), 4:54.68; 3. Jacobson (BROAD), 5:02.28. 200 free relay: 1. Thomas Johnson, 1:31.95; South River, 1:33.27; 3. Urbana, 1:34.57.

100 back: Davis (ANNAP), 53.81; 2. Brant (SP), 56.59; 3. Edwards (BROAD), 56.63 100 breast: Seaberg (SR), 58.91; 2. Huntley (SP), 1:03.18; 3. Garced (TUSC), 1:07.10 400 free relay: 1. Severna Park, 327.27; 2. Broadneck, 3:27.36; 3. Annapolis, 3:30.00

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