In last weekend’s Norwell Invitational, Bishop Dwenger finished in second place and Bellmont in fourth, leading Bellmont coach Drew Norby to have an idea of how Thursday’s dual meet would go against Bishop Dwenger and Bishop Luers.
As it turned out, Norby had no idea.
Bellmont won the meet by three points against Bishop Dwenger, 134-131, and Bishop Luers came in third with 63 points.
The race that made all the difference was the 200 medley relay – the first race of the meet. Bishop Dwenger was disqualified, allowing Bellmont to take both first and second in the race.
“They made a mistake and we capitalized on it,” Norby said. “This was a good win that I wasn’t expecting. The biggest thing that helped us win the meet was our depth.”
Junior Mikayla Voglewede had four personal bests, including second place finishes in both the 200 and 500 freestyle races. Fellow junior Chloe Mock had three personal bests, led by a win in the 500 freestyle.
As a team, Bellmont had 21 personal best swims.