The Middletown Cavaliers' swimming teams both lost Jan. 15 to Charter School of Wilmington, but the Cavs' squads defeated Glasgow on Jan. 13.
The Middletown Cavaliers' swimming teams were swamped Jan. 15 by a very large and talented team from the Charter School of Wilmington during their matinee swimming meet at the Route 40 Boys & Girls Club.
On Jan. 13, however, the Middletown boys team defeated Glasgow 83-63, while the girls team won by the score of 85-77.
The girls squad is led by Hannah Mears, who won several events against the Lady Dragons.
"So far, Hannah Mears has the only state cut in the 50 free," said Middletown coach Sandra Prather. "We lost quite a few swimmers for various reasons, so this is a building year. We had a very close meet against McKean and lost the meet by two-tenths of a second. We were touched out in the last relay."
Meanwhile, the combined Charter squad has more than 100 swimmers, so the outcome may have been predestined on numbers alone. The Lady Cavaliers lost 64-46, while the boys also dropped a 60-42 decision to The Force.
During the meet, the Charter swimmers were allowed to use the vacant swimming lanes to improve their individual personal times and to attempt to qualify the upcoming state tournament at the end of February.
"Our season is going very well," said Charter coach Cindy Millison. "We have rostered the largest swim team in the history of the school, approximately 120 swimmers and divers. Our team shares the Charter pool with two other teams, A.I. duPont and DMA (Delaware Military Academy), so practice time is limited and the pool is crowded. Middletown graciously allowed us to fill their empty lanes with exhibition swims, and this has helped put us in a good position to get everyone their needed swims before the end of the season."
The Charter boys have a 4-0 record, and girls team is now 5-0 following the meet.
The Middletown boys team is now 3-5 on the season, while the Lady Cavaliers now have a 2-6 record. Their next meet is scheduled for today, Jan. 23, weather permitting, against Newark High School at the Glasgow High School pool at 6:30 p.m. On Monday, Jan. 27, the Cavaliers will host Concord High at the Route 40 Boys & Girls Club beginning at 3 p.m.
Middletown 83, Glasgow 63
Event winners for Middletown:
200 Medley Relay - Kyle Burrus, Imeh Uwah, Ethan Mile, Nasir Joachim, 2:17.17
200 Freestyle - Jacob Dooley, 2:31.37
200 Individual Medley - Ethan Mile, 2:39.37
50 Freestyle - Imeh Uwah, 28.56
100 Butterfly - Jacob Guise, 1:28.93
500 Freestyle - Jacob Dooley, 7:00.43
200 Free Relay - Nasir Joachim, Kyle Burrus, Jacob Guise, Jason Mulderrig, 2:02.
Middletown 85, Glasgow 77
Event winners for Middletown:
200 Medley Relay - Hannah Mears, Eloise Schacht, Erin Dewey, Joan Mitchell, 2:24.68
200 Freestyle - Erin Dewey, 2:47.5
200 Individual Medley - Hannah Mears, 2:49.0
50 Freestyle - Joan Mitchell, 33.55
100 Butterfly - Erin Dewey, 1:27.07
100 Freestyle - Bailey Waddle, 1:17.09
500 Freestyle - Eloise Schacht, 7:25.06
100 Breaststroke - Joan Mitchell, 1:40.1
400 Free Relay - Joan Mitchell, Erin Dewey, Eloise Schacht, Hannah Mears, 4:48.57