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Archmere, St. Mark’s swimmers split in dual-meet matinee


WILMINGTON – Archmere and St. Mark’s took to the pool at the Walnut Street YMCA on the afternoon of Jan. 22, and the results were mixed. The Auks won the boys’ event, 108-62, while St. Mark’s emerged victorious among the girls by a score of 93-72.

Archmere won the first three events for the boys, beginning with the 200 medley relay. The members of that team were Joseph Marino, Jacob Piretti, Julian Iacono and Max Iacono. Piretti won two individual events, the 200 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke. Marino also was a double winner, taking the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke. Julian Iacono won the 100 butterfly, while the team of the Iacono brothers, Piretti and Nathan Hendrixson captured the final event, the 400 free relay.

Joseph Marino of Archmere swims the butterfly leg of the individual medley, which he won. (The Dialog/Mike Lang)

Jacob Wisniewski was a double winner for the Spartans, sprinting to the top spot in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. The Spartans also took the 500 free and the 200 free relay.

In the girls’ meet, St. Mark’s won 10 of the 11 events. The team of Margaret Daly, Amy Day, Erica Bauernschmidt and Victoria Blankenship started the afternoon off with a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Double winners included Day in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke; Blankenship in the 50 and 100 free; and Daly in the 500 free and 100 backstroke. Erin Dacey won the 200 freestyle. The freestyle relays also belonged to the Spartans. The 200 was composed of Day, Dacey, Cathryn Guidash and Megan Wascheck. Daley, Dacey, Bauernschmidt and Blankenship won the 400.

Archmere’s Emily Lugg swam to victory in the 100 butterfly.

St. Mark’s boys fell to 2-4, while the girls improved to 5-1-1. The Spartans are off until Jan. 29, when MOT Charter visits the Western YMCA at 3 p.m.

Archmere’s boys remained undefeated at 4-0; the girls are now 1-4. Both teams travel to Dover on Thursday, when they will meet Caesar Rodney beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Central YMCA.