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March 27, 2014

2013-14 Salem News Swimming all-stars

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Hamilton-Wenham, Senior

Repeat Salem News all-star was also an All-Cape Ann League choice ... Generals captain helped the team win the CAL Open as well as the CAL Sportsmanship Award ... Swam 58.44 in the 100 fly at Division 2 states ... Also swam in that event at North sectionals ... Helped H-W’s 200 medley and 400 free relays qualify for the North sectional meet ... Honor roll student plans to attend Kenton College in Ohio.

JAKE BENNET

St. John’s Prep, Senior

Eagles co-captain was named co-MVP of the Catholic Conference Championship Meet ... Holds St. John’s Prep records in the 200 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay ... Set a school record in the 200 free at the boys Division 1 North sectional with a 1:42.88, then re-set it by placing second at the state meet in 1:41.17 ... Also posted excellent times in the 50 free (21.83), 100 free (47.46) and 500 free (4:47.96) ... Will attend Denison University this fall.

MICHAEL BARTLEY

Masconomet, Sophomore

Strong sophomore swimmer was Chieftains MVP ... Also named a Cape Ann League all-star ... Set school records in the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 400 free relay ... Placed 12th in the 50 free at Division 1 states and 14th in the 100 butterfly ... Says he is most proud of his relay team this season ... Carries a 3.9 Grade Point Average.

CARSON CHRISTUK

Bishop Fenwick, Junior

Holds the top time in each of his events in the Catholic Central League ... Newbury native also holds the CCL record in the 500 free ... YMCA national qualifier didn’t lose a race in dual meets ... Finished second in the 100 breast at Division 2 states, where he was also sixth in the 200-IM ... Swims alongside his brother with the Crusaders ... Carries a 4.9 grade point average.

ALEX GLIDDEN

St. John’s Prep, Senior

The 6-foot, 180-pound Peabody resident received the Coach’s Award for the Eagles ... A Catholic Conference All-Star ... Placed third in the 500 free (4:43.39) at the Division 1 state meet ... Took fourth in the 200 free at states in 1:43.77 ... Led off the 400 free relay that set a new St. John’s Prep record at 3:10.40 ... Carries a 4.23 Grade Point Average and hopes to swim and study Mechanical Engineering in college.

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