Shoremen improve to 22-3 all-time against E-town swimmers

CHESTERTOWN — Washington and visiting Elizabethtown split a non-conference swim meet Saturday.

The Shoremen won handily, 177-82, while the Shore ladies were on the short end of a close one, 129-119.

Washington’s men lead the series, 22-3, after winning for the 15th time in as many meetings.

The Shoremen (5-5) were first to the wall in 11 of the 14 events, led by William Schmidt’s victories in the 100 backstroke (54.84),  200 back (2:00.90) and 200 individual medley (2:00.58).

Other individual winners were Joey Bond in the 100 breaststroke, 1:01.92; James Hackett in the 200 freestyle, 1:48.66; Chase Hensen in the 100 free, 49.00; Connor Kravitz-Yoffee in the 500 free, 5:13.15; Mike Lee in the 50 free, 22.34; and Nathan Rawa in the 100 butterfly (54.30).

The Shoremen also won both relays: the 200 medley team of Rawa, Hensen, Justin Fitzpatrick and Lee in 1:38.69 and the 200 free team of Rawa, Jay Dadhania, Lee and Schmidt in 1:29.41.

In the women’s meet, Washington (3-7) won eight of the 14 events, but Elizabethtown (8-3) had greater depth.

The Blue Jays swept the 100 breaststroke, and placed one-two in the 200 backstroke and 200 breast.

For the home team, Kylee Smith won three individual events and led off for the winning 200 free relay. Her individual wins came in the 100-yard freestyle (54:90), 100 butterfly (59.81) and 200 fly (2:15.55).

Lauren Paules headed the 500 free (5:31.54) and 1000 free (11:22.01).

Kennedy Jones led the 50 free (26.38) and Emma Schultz was first in the 200 individual medley (2:21.88).

The 200 free relay of Smith, Jones, Paules and Schultz stopped the timer in 1:43.71.

Saturday was Senior Day and Dadhania, Jones, Schultz and Kenley Hewitt were recognized before the opening gun.

Washington is home again Saturday, Jan. 27 against Centennial Conference rival Gettysburg. The meet starts at 1 p.m.

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