It wasn't easy, but Salesianum captured its ninth consecutive boys swimming state championship, nipping Charter School of Wilmington by a mere nine points Saturday afternoon at the University of Delaware's aquatic center.

It wasn’t easy, but Salesianum captured its ninth consecutive boys swimming state championship, nipping Charter School of Wilmington by a mere nine points Saturday afternoon at the University of Delaware’s aquatic center.

It wasn’t until the 500-yard freestyle, in which Salesianum had three top-five finishers, that they were able to wrestle the lead from Charter once and for all.

The rest of the top 10, in order, included: Delaware Military Academy, Newark, Archmere, Concord, St. Mark’s, St. Andrew’s, Cape Henlopen and Mt. Pleasant.

Individual event winners were:

200-yard medley relay: Charter School of Wilmington (Teague, Sweeney, Wang, Zlupko)

200-yard freestyle: Ben Creekmore (Archmere)

200-yard individual medley: Arthur Wang (Charter School of Wilmington)

50-yard freestyle: Tyler Dougherty (Salesianum)

1-meter diving: Kerry Lucas (McKean)

100-yard butterfly: David Crossland (Tatnall)

100-yard freestyle: Henry Rogatz (Charter School of Wilmington)

500-yard freestyle: Robbie Dickson (Salesianum)

200-yard freestyle relay: Charter School of Wilmington (Wang, Faull, Dias, Rogatz)

100-yard backstroke: David Crossland (Tatnall) (State Record)

100-yard breaststroke: Kyle Weston (Delaware Military Academy)

400-yard freestyle relay: Charter School of Wilmington (Faull, Sweeney, Dias, Rogatz)