From Press staff reports
The Ocean City High School girls swimming team beat visiting Our Lady of Mercy Academy 119-48 Wednesday and clinched its third straight Cape-Atlantic League National Conference title. The Red Raiders, ranked seventh in The Press Elite 11, are 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference.
O.C.'s Melanie Wilezol won the 100-meter butterfly and the 100 backstroke and had two relay wins. Teammate Aly Chain won the 200 freestyle and also added two relay wins. Sister Rachel Chain had two relay victories and a win in the 100 freestyle.
"The girls talked about how they wanted to win conference title again this year," said Katie Merz, Ocean City's first-year coach. "There's a lot of the season left to go."
At Ocean City (Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center), meters
200 Medley Relay-OC (Casey Merrill, Maddie Brady, Erin Myers, Gabby Breazeale) 2:23.32; 200 Freestyle-Aly Chain OC 2:26.72; 200 IM-Sofiya Lebedeva OC 2:59.45; 50 Freestyle-Breazeale OC 30.08; 100 Butterfly-Melanie Wilezol OC 1:11.96; 100 Freestyle-R. Chain OC 1:05.56; 400 Freestyle-Morgan Falasca OLMA 5:16.35; 200 Freestyle Relay-OC (R. Chain, Wilezol, A. Chain, Noel Styer) 1:55.57; 100 Backstroke-Wilezol OC 1:16.97; 100 Breaststroke-Brady OC 1:29.56; 400 Freestyle Relay-OC (R. Chain, Wilezol, A. Chain, Styer) 4:32.51.
Records-OLMA 1-4, O.C. 6-0.