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  • Salesianum wins seventh straight boys swimming title

  • Salesianum are once again the boys swimming champion.


    For the seventh straight year, the Sals were tops in the DIAA state meet. For the third consecutive year, the Charter School of Wilmington finished second.


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  • Salesianum are once again the boys swimming champion.
    For the seventh straight year, the Sals were tops in the DIAA state meet. For the third consecutive year, the Charter School of Wilmington finished second.
    Salesianum capped its victory with a highly-anticipated win in the boys 400-yard freestyle relay with a team led by  Matthew Stasiunas.
    Stasiunas also won the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle races. Salesianum's Matthew Tankle also won first in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke.
    The Kurz brothers kept DMA afloat with strong performances. Tanner and Seth Kurz, along with A.J. Brady and Mark Wellborn led their team to an early advantage with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. They were also on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team. Tanner Kurz also won the 200-yard IM in record time.
    Charter was bolstered by its depth and strong performance in the 10-meter diving competition. Kevin Kruelle finished first, while Ian Heffner, Alex Wright and Alex Burch all finished in the top eight.
    Check back later for a photo gallery from the meet and coverage of the girls finals Saturday night.
     
    Salesianum finished with 362 points to Charter's 334. Delaware Military Academy finished third with 256.5 points.
    The top three dominated Saturday morning's state meet at the University of Delaware natatorium. St. Mark's and Newark tied for fourth with 133 points.
    Rounding out the top 10 were: Concord (121.5 points), Archmere (121 points), Seaford (112 points), Alexis I. du Pont (99 points) and Sussex Tech (82.5 points).

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