Boys swim breaks meet record


David Bostic

Kendall Ewing swims the breaststroke leg of the medley-relay at the Kecoughtan Invitational.

The boys swim team broke the 200-medley relay record at the Kecoughtan Invitational swim meet. After entering the meet with a seed time of 1:48.68, they swam a preliminary time of 1:38.75 and then broke the record with a final time of 1:35.84.

“It feels great; this exceeded my expectations. I knew that we could swim faster than we had all season, and we did in the preliminaries,” said coach Andrew Bedinger. “I thought we could maybe go even a little bit faster in the finals, and then after the race was over, coach and I realized they had broken the record.”

Bobby Dinunzio started with backstroke, Kendall Ewing swam the breaststroke, Ryan Hillery swam the butterfly, and Lucas Barakey ended with the freestyle.

“It’s really exciting seeing all of the work that we’ve put together; we improved eight seconds since last year, so the team is headed in a great direction for states,” said junior Ryan Hillery.

The previous record was held by a state championship Princess Anne team for six years.

“Its a fantastic accomplishment but looking forward, we definitely have our work cut out for us at the regional championship,” said Bedinger.