Aaron Stanton of Blake finishes in first place the final leg of the 200-yard Freestyle Relay in the Blake v Magruder Swim & Dive Meet at the Olney Swim Center. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH OLNEY — On Saturday in a swim meet against Magruder at Olney Swim Center, the Blake Bengals dominated the Magruder Colonels in the overall score 195-175.* The Bengals varsity boys came out ahead of the Colonels 123-62, while the Magruder varsity girls triumphed over Blake 113-72.
For more than 10 years, Sunil Surprenant and Miles Brown have been swimming together, at first during the summertime break at neighborhood pools. Surprenant remembered his first swim meet against Brown when they were six and eight years old, respectively.
"My first race ever was against him. I lost by like 20 seconds," Surprenant said.
Since that early beginning, Surprenant and Brown now both compete in swim meets during the summer for Stonegate Swim Club and during the winter for Hubert Blake High School.
Surprenant, Brown, Noah Ferguson and Aaron Stanton of the Blake Bengals came in first place to win the 200-yard freestyle relay. In addition to that victory, Brown won first place in the 50-yard freestyle, and Stanton came in first in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke. Surprenant also competed as a part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that placed first a full seven seconds ahead of the Magruder team.