Cape Elizabeth boys’ and girls’ swim teams topped South Portland in their meets Friday at the Donald L. Richards Community Pool.

The boys’ meet was decided by a score of 125-45 while the girls score was 122-50.

Both teams will soon be setting their sights on the Southwestern Championship meets.

“It’s going to be a shootout,” said South Portland coach Rob Card of the upcoming championship meets. “Scarborough is going to be really strong and has numbers. Cape is really strong and has good numbers and Westbrook will be good, too.”

The boys meet will be held Feb. 9 and the girls Feb. 10, both at Westbrook’s Davan Pool.

In Friday’s meet, the Cape boys’ took first in 11 of 12 events. Miles Kelly (50 freestyle, 100 backstroke) and Zach Gavin (100 free, 200 individual medley) each won two individual events.

Cape Elizabeth also took home all three relay events. Kelly, Gavin, Alex McFarlane and Nick Daly teamed up for the 200 medley relay. Daly, Gavin, McFarlane and Sean Campbell won the 200 freestyle relay and a similar combination of Daly, Kelley, Chris Bouchard and McFarlane were victorious in the 400 freestyle relay.

Bouchard (200 free), Campbell (100 butterfly), McFarlane (500 free) and Daly (100 breaststroke) all won individual events as well.

South Portland’s Joe McGreehan took first in the diving event with 200.05 points.

“I have been coaching for a long time and I’ve never seen a kid get over 200 points (in six dives),” Card said. “He is one of the top three in the state.”

On the girls’ side, Emma Logan (100 and 200 free) and Rosie Wennberg (200 free, 500 individual medley) each won a pair of events.

The Cape girls swept all three relay events. Nora Daly, Emily Doliner, Wennberg and Ciraldo combined in the 200 medley relay; Ciraldo, Lily and Rosie Wennberg along with Nora Daly won the 200 freestyle relay, and Ciraldo, Helen Evans, Doliner, Lily Wennberg teamed up in the 400 freestyle relay.

Lily Wennberg (50 free), Daly (100 free) and Harnden (100 breaststroke), all won events as well.

For South Portland, Victoria Stiles took first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1 minute 12.83 seconds and Becky Braley took first in the diving with 135.8 points.

Coming up, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough face of Friday in a battle of power-house teams, while South Portland swims at Westbrook today.


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