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Waves go indoors for meet against Northampton

The Whitehall Waves summer swim team was indoors for a change of pace when it visited Northampton on July 11 in a Suburban Swim League meet won by the Kids, 343-232.

Despite the final score, the Waves broke two records in 9-10 boys.

“The boys (Cory Sommers, Mazin Makhoul, Derek Bashore, and Xavier Makhoul) broke their medley relay record again (1:18.14),” said Waves head coach Daniel Jablonski. “Derek and Xavier broke the 25 fly record (17.33 and 17.46), which was nice to see as well.”

Other Waves winners in 9-10 were Mazin Makhoul in 25 breaststroke (24.25), Sommers in 25 backstroke (19.84), and Xavier Makhoul in 25 freestyle (15.26).

Tarek Makhoul, Joseph Trinkle, Owen Trinkle, and Jonathan Serratore opened the meet with a first-place finish in the100 free relay for the 8 & under boys (1:41.01).

Joseph Trinkle went on to win the 25 breast (28.48) and 25 fly (29.69), and in 8 & under girls, Riley Bashore took first in the 25 fly (23.49), and Bella Dinh won the 25 back (24.76).

In the second-closest race of the night, Rylan Young out touched Remy Lower to win the 11-12 girls 100 medley relay (1:26.69-1:26.82).

“Rylan jumped in for freestyle and we were behind by three or four seconds, and Rylan was able to come from behind,” said Jablonski.

Isabella Molina, Bailey Madaus, and Lexi Penn were also on the winning relay.

In the closest race of the night, Molina out touched Megan Layton in the 50 free (35.01-35.02).

Kendall Bashore was also a winner in the 11-12 age group, scoring first-place points for the Waves in the 100 IM (1:15.70) and the 50 fly (34.61).

The Whitehall foursome of Alex Dai, Alex Madden, Aaron Stinner, and Kenny Dai combined to win the 13 & over 200 medley relay (1:56.58).

In 15 & over, Madden won the 50 breast (33.20), Neave Doyle won 50 back (32.42) and the 100 IM (1:11.96), as well as Stinner (58.76) who also won the fly (25.13).

“Neave Doyle’s 100 IM was really nice,” Jablonski said. “She went out fast, and held on, and was able to beat the girl who had a faster seed time than her.”

PRESS PHOTO BY KATIE MACDONALD Neave Doyle swims her lap in the crescendo relay for the Whitehall Waves on July 11.