By Tony Adams
The Belton High School boys’ and girls’ swimming teams took to the water Friday night against at Cedar Park Timberwolves boys’ and girls’ swimming teams at Roy and Jean Potts Swim Center.
The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Wolves 155-128 and the Tigers defeated the Wolves 164-103, setting up a head-to-head dual between Belton and Temple Thursday night on campus.
In the Girls 200 yard Medley Relay, Belton’s A relay team (Samantha Pentico, Margaret Murphy, Megan Nitcher and Carissa Basaldua) set a new school record with a time of 1:58.87 in winning the event. Belton’s B relay team (Dezzarae Luera, Alayne Johnson, Courtney Lamm and Savannah Bush) finished a strong third with a time of 2:08.85.
Nitcher won the 200 yard freestyle event with a time of 2:04.99. Margaret Montgomery finished third with a time of 2:09.36 and Jessica Bonner finished fourth with a time of 2:11.22.
Cedar Park swept the top three positions in the 200 individual medley. Lamm was the highest Belton finisher, placing fourth with a time of 2:31.62.
Murphy won her second consecutive 50 yard freestyle event with a time of 26.36. Basaldua finished fifth (26.97) and Katherine Hennessee finished sixth (27.51).
Nitcher won the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.46, with Natalie Hazelwood finishing third (1:05.56), Lamm finishing fourth (1:08.21) and Margueret Betbeze finished fifth (1:16.22).
Murphy won the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 56.37. Mercedes Marcus finished fourth (1:00.17) and Hennessee finished fifth.