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Bowie swim clubs fall to Theresa Banks in division meet


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Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr. Belair Bath and Tennis swimmer Taniya Evans won the 50-meter breatstroke (38.96).

Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr. Belair Bath and Tennis swimmer Taniya Evans won the 50-meter breatstroke (38.96).

Published on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

By Daniel Kucin Jr.

The Theresa Banks Swim Club took home the division title over the Takoma Park DC Swim team 326-250 Saturday at Whitehall Pool and Tennis Club.

The Bowie swim club hosted the event, but placed third with 183.5 points.

Annie Hayburn, 15, won three events for Whitehall and set a new record. Hayburn took first place in the 50-meter butterfly (29.93), set a league record in the 50-meter backstroke (31.08), and won the 100-meter individual medley (1:09.69). She will compete in the All-Star Meet at Whitehall.

“Today was such a fun day for me, I got to break the league record in the backstroke which was really exciting. ... I was so happy to get that so it was awesome,” Hayburn said. “I was pleased with my IM time, it was my best time by over a half of a second. So, I was really pleased with that. To get a best time is always exciting.”

Several other Prince George’s County swimmers posted impressive times in the scorching hot temperatures outside the pool.

Belair Bath and Tennis finished in fifth place, but Steven Rigby, Lucas Delgado, Dennis Witol and Greg Pulp captured first place in the 200-meter relay.

The Witol-Rigby tandem has been a force this summer. Witol racked up 16 points and won the 100-meter individual medley (1:01.87). Rigby earned 10 points for placing second in the 100-meter individual medley (1:05.59) and the 100-meter freestyle (58.29).

Belair also relied on two top swimmers, Kelly Long and Taniya Evans. Long won the 100-meter freestyle (1:04.79) over fellow teammate Emily Boluda. Evans won the 50-meter breaststroke (38.96).

The 24 swimmers with the best times will compete Saturday in the All-Star Meet at Whitehall.

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