BALTIMORE, Maryland, February 2. GOOD Counsel senior Jack Conger had a hand in setting four National Catholic High School (NCHS) records during the NCHS Championships Jan. 26-27 in Baltimore, Maryland. But Conger wasn't the only record setter during the meet.
As Swimming World reported earlier, Conger posted new standards in the individual 100 yard free (44.27) and 200 IM (1:48.18) and as part of Good Counsel's 200 medley relay (1:48.18) and 400 free relay (3:08.20). Four girls records were bettered as well.
Notre Dame Prep sophomore Mary Kate Clancy erased the girls 200 IM mark with her 2:06.60), and came within 2-hundredths of a second of another with her 56.83 effort in the 100 fly. Clancy, along with senior Nana Salvatori plus juniors Dani Potis and Kendall Krumanacker, lowered the 400 free relay mark to 3:34.18. Sophomore Katie McComas joined Potis, Salvatori and Krumenacker to take down the 200 free relay standard to 1:38.31. Good Counsel senior Catherine Milquist posted a 57.01 in the 100 back for the final girls' record. She gained a second victory in the 50 free (24.11).
Potis scored individual triumphs in the 200 (1:51.38) and 500 (4:57.97) free. On the strength of those victories plus depth, Notre Dame Prep emerged as the girls champions with 416 points. Mount de Sales was second (289.5), followed closely by Archbishop Spaulding (267). Good Counsel (218) and St. John's College (152) rounded out the top five.
Archbishop Spaulding senior Deanna Parsons, who finished second to Clancy in the 200 IM (2:08.89), claimed first in the 100 free (53.35). Parsons anchored the winning 200 medley relay (1:49.94) with senior Caroline Hamilton and Bridget Jordan, plus freshman Abbey Holmes.
On the boys side, Conger ended up being the only multiple individual event winner. Conger's classmate at Good Counsel, Leo Mercer, claimed the 100 breast with his 59.36. Also scoring individual wins were Malvern Prep senior M.P. Salinas (50 free, 21.24) and C.J. Schaffer (100 back, 51.13), Loyola Blakefield sophomore Cole Buese (200 free, 1:40.03), Mt. St. Joe senior Andrew McKissick (500 free, 4:34.76) and Archbishop Spaulding's David Harmon (100 fly, 50.80).
Loyola Blakefield earned the boys team title with 392 points, ahead of Malvern Prep (320), Gonzaga College High School (225), Good Counsel (202) and Bishop O'Connell (182).
The diving competition winners were Good Counsel's Cheyanne Neuenschwander and Bishop O'Connell's Jack Gigliotto.