High school girls swimming and diving

Belfast competes in state Class B championships

MDI wins second state title in three years
By Staff | Feb 20, 2013

Orono — The state Class B girls swimming and diving championships were held Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Stanley M. Wallace Pool at the University of Maine, with Belfast student-athletes looking to finish the winter season strong in their final meet.

And while the Lions did not bring home the coveted hardware, they did have several strong performances and fared well among the 25 competing squads.

The MDI Trojans (295.5) nabbed the state Class B championship for the second time in three years, while the Greely Rangers (280) finished second. MDI and Greely have combined to win the past four state Class B crowns.

The Lions earned a 19th-place finish, amassing 24 points.

Click for photos from the state meet.

The state team scores were: Mount Desert Island 295.5, Greely 280, Camden Hills 234.5, Waynflete of Portland 22, Catherine McAuley of Portland 186, Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft 130, Yarmouth 108, Winslow 100, Falmouth 95, Ellsworth 72, John Bapst of Bangor 64, Old Town 58, Orono 58, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 52, Waterville 47, St. Dominic of Lewiston 46, North Yarmouth Academy 46, Greenville 28, Belfast 24, Westbrook 20, Wiscasset 20, Hampden Academy 18, Oceanside 7, Richmond 7 and Erskine Academy of South China 4.

The individual results for Belfast swimmers were:

200 medley relay — 14, Belfast (Geneva Bielenberg, Maria Swebilius, Natalie Calligan, Kalyn Robbins), 2:14.51. Prelims: 14, Belfast, 2:12.13.

200 freestyle — Prelims: 19, Geneva Bielenberg, 2:17.48.

200 individual medley — Prelims: 23, Maria Swebilius, 2:41.78.

100 butterfly — 16, Natalie Calligan, 1:12.15. Prelims: 12, Natalie Calligan, 1:08.72.

500 freestyle — 15, Geneva Bielenberg, 6:06.13. Prelims: Geneva Bielenberg, 6:05.22.

200 free relay — 16, Belfast (Lacey Durkee, Hannah Meiden, Sarah James, Kayln Robbins), 2:06.83. Prelims: 16, Belfast, 2:04.85.

100 backstroke — 11, Natalie Calligan, 1:09.65. Prelims: 10, Natalie Calligan, 1:07.48.

100 breaststroke — 14, Maria Swebilius, 1:20.46. Prelims: 14, Maria Swebilius, 1:19.43.

400 freestyle relay — 15, Belfast (Geneva Bielenberg, Lacey Durkee, Maria Swebilius, Natalie Calligan), 4:26.83. Prelims: 14, Belfast, 4:27.20.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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