St. Mary’s cruises to fifth straight MIAA B swimming title; Hayburn wins four events (VIDEO HERE!)


Patrick Hayburn (left), Cole Randolph and Jonathan Edwards combined for six individual titles Wednesday for St. Mary’s at the MIAA B Conference swimming championships at Calvert Hall College. The Saints won their fifth consecutive team title.

by Derek Toney

When asked to describe her team’s latest MIAA B Conference swimming championship Wednesday, St. Mary’s coach Allyson Reiter had one word.

“Relieved,” said Reiter.

“It’s not easy to be undefeated,” she added. “Other teams are working hard to take you down. You just have to work a little bit harder.”

The Saints continued their impressive run, claiming their fifth straight league title at Calvert Hall College. The Annapolis school (319 points) won nine of the 11 events to distance Severn School (234) and St. Vincent Pallotti.

Sophomore Patrick Hayburn collected four first-place medals, winning individual titles in the 100-yard butterfly and 200 freestyle. He joined Jonathan Edwards, Patrick Stregle and Connor Drucis on the winning 400 freestyle relay to close out the five-peat.

The Saints set the tenor Wednesday with Hayburn, Drucis, Edwards and Cole Randolph claiming 200 medley relay in the opening event. Randolph also won the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

Randolph, who will attend the Naval Academy in the fall, said the Saints’ success lies within the relationships.

“The team is really put together,” said Randolph. “We’ve known each for too many years.”

“It’s like a family here,” said Edwards. “We all swim together in club so we’re all good friends. The chemistry is amazing.”

Edwards, a junior transfer from Annapolis, captured top honors in the 100 and 500 freestyle. The Saints won the 200 freestyle relay with Garrett Abbott, Sean Streyle, Grant Hines and Randolph.

Saints Peter & Paul’s Tyler Christianson placed first in the 100 breaststroke and 200 medley. It’s the second straight title in both events for the junior who’s committed to Notre Dame.

Christianson’s efforts were a brief interruption for another St. Mary’s championship march. It was a perfect end for Saint seniors Randolph, Abbott, Grant Hines, Will Starr, Jacob Hussey and Streyle.

“Our seniors know nothing but winning, but they were never complacent,” said Reiter. “They knew they wanted to make their own mark.”

MIAA B CONFERENCE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP

AT CALVERT HALL COLLEGE

TEAM STANDINGS

1. ST. MARY’S, 319

2. SEVERN SCHOOL, 234

3. ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI, 124

4. BETH TFILOH, 116

5. STS. PETER & PAUL, 114

5. JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL, 114

7. ARCHBISHOP CURLEY, 87

8. KEY SCHOOL, 71

9. ANNAPOLIS AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, 63

INDIVIDUAL/RELAY RESULTS

200 MEDLEY RELAY

1. ST. MARY’S (Patrick Hayburn, Connor Drucis, Jonathan Edwards, Cole Randolph), 1:41.93

2. SEVERN, 1:47.97

3. JOHN CARROLL, 1:52.97

4. PALLOTTI, 1:53.04

5. STS. PETER & PAUL, 1:53.32

200 FREESTYLE

1. Patrick Hayburn (ST. MARY’S), 1:44.06

2. Patrick Streyle (ST. MARY’S), 1:52.60

3. Nick Subong (SEVERN), 1:54.17

4. Will Nolan (KEY), 2:08.08

5. Reed Barra (CURLEY), 2:11.12

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

1. Tyler Christianson (STS. PETER & PAUL), 1:51.16

2. Drucis (ST. MARY’S), 2:01.95

3. Sean Streyle (ST. MARY’S), 2:09.63

4. Jack Keith (SEVERN), 2:10.94

5. Aaron Carlisle (AACS), 2:17.45

50 FREESTYLE

1. Randolph (ST. MARY’S), 22.72

2. Jared Reilly (SEVERN), 23.65

3. David Fitzgerald (SEVERN), 23.72

4. Grant Hines (ST. MARY’S), 24.16

5. Paul Dyer (STS. PETER & PAUL), 24.65

100 BUTTERFLY

1. Hayburn (ST. MARY’S), 52.27

2. Andrew Campbell (SEVERN), 54.71

3. Chris Knorr (CURLEY), 56.58

4. Alex Toth (PALLOTTI), 57.79

5. Sean Streyle (ST. MARY’S), 59.26

100 FREESTYLE

1. Edwards (ST. MARY’S), 51.12

2. Subong (SEVERN), 51.76

3. Drew Loughlin (KEY), 54.17

4. Chris Culley (PALLOTTI), 55.82

5. Micah Ensor (JOHN CARROLL), 56.08

500 FREESTYLE

1. Edwards (ST. MARY’S), 4:47.40

2. Patrick Streyle (ST. MARY’S), 4:52.55

3. Campbell (SEVERN), 5:00.20

4. Hugh Stretzel (JOHN CARROLL), 5:06.45

5. Andrew Rich (ST. MARY’S), 5:18.42

200 FREESTYLE RELAY

1. ST. MARY’S (Garrett Abboott, Sean Streyle, Hines, Randolph), 1:33.65

2. SEVERN, 1:36.77

3. PALLOTTI, 1:38.98

4. STS. PETER & PAUL, 1:39.9

5. KEY, 1:42.77

100 BACKSTROKE

1. Randolph (ST. MARY’S), 53.95

2. Toth (PALLOTTI), 58.58

3. Andrew Rich (ST. MARY’S), 59.27

4. Jack Larson (BETH TFILOH), 1:01.31

5. David Fitzgerald (SEVERN), 1:03.91

100 BREAST STROKE

1. Christianson (STS. PETER & PAUL), 57.66

2. Drucis (ST. MARY’S), 1:03.76

3. Jack Keith (SEVERN SCHOOL), 1:06.86

4. Samuel Khusid (BETH TFILOH) 1:08.16

5. Stretzel (JOHN CARROLL), 1:10.14

400 FREESTYLE RELAY

1. ST. MARY’S (Edwards, P. Streyle, Drucis, Hayburn), 3:24.21

2. SEVERN, 3:38.04

3. BETH TFILOH, 3:44.11

4. JOHN CARROLL, 3:47.31

5. CURLEY, 3:55.64