As it turns out, cats like to swim and happen to be pretty darn good at it.

On Friday night, the adage about cats not liking water was proven wrong as the Belfast Area High School Lions hosted the Waterville Purple Panthers in a matchup of the big felines.

Belfast won both the boys (54-46) and girls (59-41) meets. The Lion boys (8-0) are unbeaten this season and the Belfast girls (7-1) have one loss.

The individual BAHS results included:

Girls 200 medley relay — 1, Belfast (Natalie Calligan, Maria Swebilius, Avary Lamont, Nicole Curtis), 2:08.27.

Boys 200 MR — 1, Belfast (Jimmy Nealey, Tommy Schleicher, Ben Shepard, Will Hurley), 1:58.06; and 3, Belfast (Jack Smith, Karl Strearns, Cody Cory, Chris Caswell), 2:18.22.

Girls 200 freestyle — 3, Rosie LaCivita, 2:27.06; and 4, Swebilius, 2:27.48. Exhibition: Camden Crosby, 2:32.78; and Alyssa Bonin, 2:46.59.

Boys 200 free — 1, Alex Cassidy, 2:06.46; and 3, Tucker Sturdevant, 2:28.47.

Girls 200 individual medley — 2, Paige Kelley, 2:40.99; and 4, Geneva Bielenberg, 2:42.33.

Boys 200 IM — 1, Shepard, 2:19.82; and 3, Schleicher, 2:30.46.

Girls 50 free — 1, Curtis, 27.67; 3, LaCivita, 30.44; and 5, Kirby Kendra, 37.40. Exhibition: Kalyn Robbins, 29.80; Sierra Wood, 33.48; Rayvan Green, 34.05; and Carly Emt, 34.62.

Boys 50 free — 1, Jonathan Clapp, 24.45; and 3, Taylor Light, 27.58.

Girls 1-meter diving — 1, Amber Resmini, 188.6; and 2, Allison James, 136.15.

Boys 1-meter diving — 1, Jack Smith, 112.95; and 2, Caswell, 91.28, 3. Exhibition: David Gaulin, 73.55.

Girls 100 butterfly — 2, Lamont, 1:11.45.

Boys 100 fly — 2, Shepard, 59.46; and 3, Cory, 1:19.24.

Girls 100 free — 1, Calligan, 1:01.77; and 3, Elizabeth McAvoy, 1:07.88. Exhibition: James, 1:07.67; Antonia Flagg, 1:37.63.

Boys 100 free — 1, Hurley, 56.32.

Girls 500 free — 1, Bielenberg, 6:29.54; and 3, Crosby, 7:03.35.

Boys 500 free — 1, Alex, 5:53.18; and 3, Gaulin, 6:39.44.

Girls 200 free relay — 1, Belfast (Calligan, Kelley, LaCivita, Curtis), 1:54.94; and 3, Belfast (McAvoy, James, Robbins, Bielenberg), 2:03.52. Exhibition: Belfast (Green, Krissy Martin, Emt, Kirby), 2:22.40; and Belfast (Flagg, Lauren Martin, Resmini, Sarah Jackson), 2:26.17.

Boys 200 free relay — 1, Belfast (Clapp, Shepard, Alex, Hurley), 1:45.47.

Girls 100 backstroke — 2, Kelley, 1:13.65; and 3, Wood, 1:17.38. Exhibition: Robbins, 1:24.24; and K. Martin, 1:25.46.

Boys 100 back — 1, Nealey, 1:09.17.

Girls 100 breaststroke — 1, Swebilius, 1:20.41; and 4, L. Martin, 1:26.33. Exhibition: Bonin, 1:26.30; and Jackson, 1:27.12.

Boys 100 breast — 2, Schleicher, 1:16.82; and 4, Strearns, 1:28.41.

Girls 400 free relay — 2, Belfast (Calligan, Bielenberg, Kelley, Curtis), 4:14.46; and 3, Belfast (LaCivita, James, Lamont, Swebilius), 4:27.64. Exhibition: Belfast (McAvoy, Wood, Bonin, L. Martin), 5:09.07; and Belfast (Crosby, K. Martin, Jackson, Resmini), 5:14.48.

Boys 400 free relay — 2, Belfast (Alex, Nealey, Schleicher, Clapp), 3:57.59; and 3, Belfast (Beck, Cory, Gaulin, Light), 4:18.73.

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