WILDWOOD CREST — The Ocean City Beach Patrol relied on a combination of youth and experience to win the team title Monday at the Cape May County Lifeguard Championships.

Forty-year-old Bryan Theiss and 18-year-old Maggie Wallace won two events apiece to help Ocean City hold off host Wildwood Crest in the overall team race.

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Ocean City took first place with 32 points, followed by Wildwood Crest (24) and Wildwood (15).

All 10 Cape May County beach patrols competed in the event, which was postponed last Friday due to inclement weather. Ocean City reclaimed the county title after Wildwood won it last year. Ocean City won from 2013 to 2016.

“Winning this as a team means everything,” Theiss said. “You always want to get off to a good start for the (racing) season. It builds confidence for the rest of the summer.”