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Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:00 pm

Bishop Dwenger girls, Concordia boys win SAC swim titles

VICTORIA JACOBSEN | The Journal Gazette

The Bishop Dwenger girls narrowly defeated Concordia to win the SAC swimming championship Saturday, while the Concordia boys bested second-place Snider.

Bishop Dwenger's Laura Wright won the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, and her teammate Mallory DeWald won the 100 butterfly.

Concordia's Katie McKay won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 free and swam the anchor leg on the Cadets' winning 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay. Natalie Hazelet also swam on two winning relays, finished second behind Wright in the 200 IM and won the 200 back. Hannah Biedess won the 200 free and finished second in the 100 free. Together, the three combined for 114 of Concordia's 421 points. The Saints had 430, while Snider was third with 310 and Wayne fourth with 252. 

Concordia won the boys championship with 468 points, while Snider was second with 394 and Northrop third with 320. The Cadets won the 200 medley relay and the 400 yard freestyle relay, and Finn Brooks won the 100 butterfly and 200 IM. 

Noah Maskal won the 200 and 500 free for Bishop Dwenger, and South Side's Jaeger Loran won the 100 free and 100 backstroke. 

In the NE8 Conference meet, East Noble beat out Norwell by 10 points to claim the girls title at Norwell, while Columbia City won the boys' meet with 342 points. 

East Noble's Hannah Henning won the 200 IM, and Samantha Richards won the 1-meter diving. Norwell's Alyssa Cyrus won the 500 free and 100 back, while DeKalb's Sarah Platt won the 200 free and 100 breast. 

Columbia City's Aaron Fix won the 200 IM and 100 back, Charlie Varga won the 50 free and came in second in the 100 free and Ryan Devito won the 100 fly. Matt Hoskins won the 500 free.

Bellmont's Caleb McCarty won the 200 free and 100 free.

In the NLC Championship, Northridge won the girls title at Concord High School with 543 points, while Concord finished second and Warsaw was third with 306 points. Wawasee was fourth with 200. Warsaw's Delaney Wihebrink won the 100 breaststroke, and the Tigers finished third in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. Wawasee finished third in the 400 freestyle relay.