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Decatur boys’ swimmers sink Milford Bucs

Damien Sanzotti

(Feb. 1, 2013) Damien Sanzotti, coach of the Stephen Decatur boys’ swim team, was pleased with the Seahawks’ performance in their 98-72 win over the Milford Buccaneers on Tuesday.

“It was a really good meet. The boys swam really well,” Sanzotti said after the victory at the Milford Boys & Girls Club. “A couple of the boys swam their best times.”

Sophomore Chris Poole finished in second place in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events, but he logged his fastest times of the season, completing the races in 24.95 seconds and 57.72 seconds, respectively.

Seahawks who earned individual victories were senior co-captain Shayne Custodio (200IM, 2:19.43; 100-yard backstroke, 58.96 seconds) and juniors Jake Middleton (200 freestyle, 2:01.67; 500 freestyle, 5:29.13) and Cory Campbell (100 breaststroke, 1:17.32).

Poole, Custodio, Campbell and senior Jeff Middleton took top honors in the 200-yard medley relay race (1:55.80).

Senior Zack Keiser joined Custodio, Poole and Jake Middleton for the 400-yard freestyle relay event. The boys won the race in 3:56.22.

“They did a fantastic job,” Sanzotti said of the Seahawks. “We’re not quite up to par for regionals, but we’re close. A few more meets and we’ll definitely be ready.”

The Lady Seahawks fell to the Milford Bucs, 90-80.

Senior co-captain Julia Wel-

len scored a victory in the 100-yard butterfly (1:14.40), and sophomore Madison Tinus won the 200-yard freestyle (2:15.19).

Wellen, Tinus, freshman Hailey Williams and sophomore Maria Zweifel out-swam their competition in the 400-yard freestyle relay event (4:18.38).

“It was a good competition. We got a lot of seconds and thirds that kept us close the whole way,” said Decatur Coach Jenny Miller. “A handful swam their best times. They’re dropping two to 10 seconds, and that definitely makes you happy as a coach. The goal for each of them is bettering their times each time they get into the water.”

The Seahawks are scheduled to compete in a tri-meet with the Queen Anne’s Lions and Kent Island Buccaneers on Thursday at the Pocomoke YMCA.

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