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Belair Swim & Racquet Club swimmer Geordie Enoch shattered a Prince-Mont League record in her final individual event at Saturday’s Prince-Mont Swim League all-star meet.

Enoch, a recent McDonogh School graduate and rising freshman at Harvard University, set the 15-18 girls’ 100-meter individual medley record that stood for nearly 30 years when she completed the event in 1 minute, 6.03 seconds.

“It was really an emotional day,” said Enoch, who earlier set a league record in the 50 backstroke (30.51) and also won the breaststroke. “It’s crazy to think that I started here when I was just 6 ... and now it’s all over.”

Whitehall Pool & Tennis swimmer Annie Hayburn began her day by breaking the league record in the 15-18 girls’ 50 butterfly (29.29) for the third time this summer. Hayburn would later finish second behind Enoch in the 50 backstroke and 100 individual medley and she anchored the 9-18 girls’ 200 freestyle relay that finished fourth.

“I was so excited to break the league record for the 50 fly,” said Hayburn, a rising junior at St. Mary’s of Annapolis. “That’s really been my best stroke all summer. It was such a thrill to be in the same event and in the lane next to Geordie. She’s had such an amazing career. I was glad to see her end it with a league record.”

Jimmy Hayburn and Joseph Hayburn won three events each at the meet. Jimmy Hayburn, a rising freshman at St. Mary’s of Annapolis, won the 13-14 boys’ 50 butterfly, 50 freestyle and 100 individual medley. Joseph Hayburn took the 9-10 boys’ 50 butterfly, 50 freestyle and 100 individual medley.

Bowie swimmers Kelly Long (Belair Bath and Tennis) and Jennifer Clune (Greenbelt Municipal) finished one-two in the 15-18 girls’ 100 freestyle.

Theresa Banks’ swimmer Gabrielle Standfield continued her emergence as one of the league’s rising stars when she won the 11-12 girls’ 50 butterfly (30.72) and 100 individual (1:11.54).

Several Laurel swimmers also performed well at the meet. Zoey Rutherford (Montpelier) won the girls’ 8-under 25 breaststroke (22.03), Dominic Kazzi (Russett) took the 9-10 boys’ 25 breaststroke (19.31) and Suzannah Mills (Montpelier) took the 13-14 girls’ 100 individual medley. Erin Kane (West Laurel) was second to Hayburn in the 50 butterfly, third in the 100 individual medley and fifth in the 50 breaststroke.

“I added time today, but I was able to hold my places,” said Kane, a recent Spalding graduate and rising freshman at Rennselear Polytechnic Institute. “I had been working 10-hour shifts lifeguarding at Montpelier all week, so I was a little tired. But overall I thought I did OK. I would have liked to have done better, but I was in with some really fast girls today.”

Belair Bath & Tennis swimmer Dennis Witol and West Arundel’s Kellianne Venit were both recognized by the league for their dedication to swimming and academics by receiving a $500 scholarship. Witol, a 2013 Eleanor Roosevelt graduate and rising sophomore at Bentley College, and Venit, a recent Spalding graduate and rising freshman at the University of South Carolina, concluded their Prince-Mont tenures on Saturday.

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