McDonogh Girls Win Sixth Straight IAAM ‘A’ Conference Title, Severn Wins ‘B’

2022 IAAM A & B Conference Championships

  • Sunday, February 6, 2022
  • Mangione Aquatic Center, Baltimore, Md.
  • Full Results (PDF)
  • Meet Mobile Results: “2022 IAAM A & B Conference Championships

The McDonogh School girls won their sixth straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) ‘A’ Conference championship title on Sunday, while the Severn Swim Team topped the ‘B’ standings for the first time in eight seasons.

Conference ‘A’ Recap

McDonogh edged out the Bryn Mawr School girls by 20 points to win the title, leaning on their depth with just two event wins on the day.

The team of Mia Dopson (23.82), Mia Li (24.37), Taylor Wilson (23.91) and Kira MacMullan (23.54) combined to win the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:35.64, and junior Natalia Diaz picked up the school’s other win in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.61).

In terms of individual points, Dopson and MacMullan tied for the team lead with 33, with Dopson taking second in the 50 free and third in the 100 free, and MacMullan the runner-up in the 500 free and finishing third in the 200 IM.

Despite falling shy in the team battle, Bryn Mawr had a phenomenal showing with eight event wins out of the 11 contested in the meet, highlighted by an IAAM Record in the 200 medley relay.

In the first race of the meet, Grace Black (25.82), Mabel Koff (29.78), Margaret Belbot (25.51) and Logan Betkey (22.84) combined for a time of 1:43.95, lowering the previous conference record of 1:44.30 set by McDonogh in 2020.

Individually, Betkey and fellow junior Caitlin Hurley led the way with two individual victories apiece.

Betkey swept the 50 free (23.49) and 100 free (51.23), while Hurley broke the IAAM conference record in the 500 free, clocking 4:56.00 to erase the 2014 mark of 4:57.11. Hurley also won the 200 free (1:51.71).

Also winning for Bryn Mawr was Black in the 100 back (55.46), Koff in the 200 IM (2:01.82), and the 400 free relay time of Hurley, Black, Storrie Kulynych-Irvin and Betkey (3:27.70).

The other winner in the ‘A’ meet was Notre Dame Prep senior Amber Smith, who led the 100 fly by more than two seconds in 54.42, just off the conference record of 54.26 set in 2017.

Conference ‘A’ Final Standings

  1. McDonogh, 442
  2. Bryn Mawr School, 422
  3. Notre Dame Preparatory School, 374
  4. Archbishop Spalding High School, 254
  5. Mount de Sales Academy, 174

Conference ‘B’ Recap

In the Conference ‘B’ meet, Severn School triumphed for the first time since 2013-14, edging defending champion Maryvale Prep by 12 points.

The top performer of the meet, however, was far and away The Key School’s Fiona Schere, who defended her titles in the 50 free (23.33) and 100 free (51.13). The UCLA commit set both conference records in 2020 (23.18, 50.37).

In fact, the ‘B’ meet only had multi-event winners individually.

Severn sophomore Aliza Monaldo won the 200 (1:54.54) and 500 free (5:11.49), Maryvale Prep freshman Holly Hirsch claimed the 100 back (58.50) and 100 fly (59.17), and Roland Park sophomore Hannah Cerny topped the 100 breast (1:10.20) and 200 IM (2:15.84).

Severn won the 200 free (1:46.57) and 400 free relays (3:45.25), while the Maryvale Prep girls won the 200 medley (1:55.28).

Conference ‘B’ Final Standings

  1. Severn Swim Team, 434
  2. Maryvale Prep, 422
  3. Roland Park, 324
  4. St.Mary’s, 288
  5. Saint Paul’s School for Girls, 240.5
  6. The Key School, 168

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2 years ago

Bryn Mawr’s got it next year

2 years ago

Severn beat Maryvale by over 100 points. Bryn Mawr was 12 points behind Severn but difference conference.

2 years ago

McDonogh guys killed it too!

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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