Whitehall and Kingfish swimmers rule PMSL All-Star Meet

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KateSpraulBOWIE – After winning their divisional championships last week, swimmers from Kingfish and Whitehall Pool and Tennis swim clubs gave one more stellar performance in the Prince-Mont Swim League All-Star meet on July 28.

Whitehall boys’ swimmers Jimmy and Joseph Hayburn won all five of their individual races one week after helping the Bowie-based team capture the Division B Championship. Jimmy Hayburn, 18, (top left) won the 15-18 boys’100-meter butterfly and freestyle races, repeating his double victory from last year’s all-star meet. Meanwhile, 14-year-old Joseph Hayburn won all three of his individual races, smashing the league records for each one in the process.

Kate Spraul, 12, (bottom right) continued Whitehall’s success as the only girl swimmer in her age group to win three races. The 12-year-old started the day edging out Hawthorne Gators’ Addy Donnick in the 50-meter freestyle by 0.28 seconds with a final time of 29.41 seconds. Spraul won her second race, the 50-meter backstroke, by 0.91 seconds. The young swimmer finished her day strong, defeating 17 other swimmers in the 100-meter IM.

Ryan Mathis (top right) of Kingfish finished off the season strong, placing in the top-three in all three of his races, including two first-place finishes. The 16-year old set a new league record for the second week in a row with his 26.52 final finish in the boys 15-18 50-meter backstroke.

County swim teams won four of the five relay races, with Kingfish earning victories in the boys 18-U 200-meter medley and the mixed 8 and under 100-meter freestyle races. Whitehall captured the boys 9-18 200-meter freestyle relay, defeating Takoma Park DC.

Seat Pleasant swim club Theresa Banks narrowly edged rivals Kingfish by less than a second in the girls 9-18 200-meter freestyle relay with a final time of 2:02.50 in the last race of the event.

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