LINWOOD — The Mainland Regional High School boys swimming team has a deep lineup, and several Mustangs contributed to a 105-65 opening-day win over visiting Ocean City on Tuesday. Brett Clauhs and Erik Truong led the Mustangs with two individual wins apiece.
Three of Mainland’s leading swimmers, brothers Destin and Glenn Lasco, and Joey Rogers, swam only the 200-meter medley relay, giving many teammates a chance to compete. Rogers and the Lasco brothers will be swimming in a big club meet in Tennessee on the weekend, and coach Brian Booth let them rest.
Clauhs won the 200 freestyle by more than six seconds in a personal-best 1 minute, 58.81 seconds. He added a victory by more than eight seconds in the 400 freestyle.
Truong took the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly. Nick DiNofrio, Liam Garbutt and Skylor Booth each had an individual win for the Mustangs. Nate Hays won the 100 breaststroke for Ocean City.
“Things went well for this early in the season,” said Clauhs, a 17-year-old senior from Linwood. “The 200 freestyle felt really good, and I thought it was a best time during the race. It’s always great to look up at the clock and see it. It was my best time by a second.”
At Mainland Regional, meters
200 Medley Relay—M (Destin Lasco, Cole Garbutt, Joey Rogers, Nick DiNofrio) 1:50.85; 200 Freestyle—Brett Clauhs M 1:58.81; 200 IM—Erik Truong M 2:13.01; 50 Freestyle—DiNofrio M 25.19; 100 Butterfly—Truong M 1:02.27; 100 Freestyle—Liam Garbutt M 55.20; 400 Freestyle—Clauhs M 4:16.76; 200 Freestyle Relay—M (DiNofrio, C. Garbutt, Evan Denn, Clauhs) 1:44.94; 100 Backstroke—Skylor Booth M 1:04.50; 100 Breaststroke—Nate Hays OC 1:12.25; 400 Freestyle Relay—M (Clauhs, Truong, Denn, L. Garbutt) 3:48.75.
Records—OC 0-1; M 1-0.
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