BOWIE – In Prince-Mont Swim League Division A action at Whitehall Swim and Tennis Club, the visiting Theresa Banks Swim Club bested Whitehall, 323-256, on July 13.

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Theresa Banks finished first and third in the meet opening boys 18 & under 200-meter medley relay to take the lead, and never trailed during the meet. Both teams were within 10 points after the Boys and Girls 18 & under 200-meter medley relays and the butterfly events, but Theresa Banks extended its lead after each remaining set of events to pull away for a decisive victory.

Theresa Banks had 18 swimmers win events, with seven swimmers winning multiple events. 11-year-old Sofie Koroma won three, capturing first place in the girls 11-12 50-meter butterfly (33.56), 50-meter breaststroke (40.35) and 12 and under 100-meter individual medley (1:20.87). Koroma also swam a leg on the team’s winning girls 9-18 200-meter freestyle relay, which features one swimmer from the 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18 age group.

Other multi-event winners for Theresa Banks were Malea Burroughs, 15, Xavier Cook, 14, Layla Davy-Brown, 8, Mariah Lee, 13, Kennedy Leslie, 11 and Karah Watson, 13.

Patrick Hayburn led the way for Whitehall, winning three individual events. The 17-year old came out on top in the 50-meter butterfly (26.56), the 50-meter breaststroke (33.00) and the 100-meter individual medley (1:00.79), with his swim in the IM less than a second off the team record he set on July 6.

Besides Hayburn, Omar Mourad, 11, also captured three events for Whitehall, winning the boys 11-12 50-meter butterfly (33.32), 50-meter freestyle (29.46) and 12 and under 100-meter individual medley (1:15.85). The Hayburn and Mourad siblings were the only other Whitehall swimmers to win multiple events, with Omar’s younger brother Ibrahim, 9, winning two in the 9-10 age group and Hayburn’s youngers brothers Joe, 15, and Luke, 9, winning two events each in the 15-18 and 9-10 age group, respectively.

Both teams will bring their top two swimmers in each event to next week’s divisional meet, which features the top swimmers from all six teams in Division A and it will take place at Whitehall.

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