One of the area’s top high school sports rivalries continued last Thursday afternoon, this time in the pool. The Caesar Rodney Riders swept the overall events’, the boys were victorious 110-60, while the girls snuck past Dover 98-71.
Talon Gerber and Aaron Green were the standouts for the CR boys. Gerber finished first in the 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle. Green topped the competition in the 200 Individual Medley and the 50 Freestyle.
Both Gerber and Green helped the Riders finish first in both the 200 Medley and 400 Free Relay’s.
The Senator’s Dillon Marier won the 100 Freestyle for Dover. And Marier, Anthony Lang, Cedric Barnes and Nathan Valenti topped CR in the 200 Free Relay.
The win for the Caesar Rodney boys is their third in a row, improving their record to 3-2 after dropping their first two meets of the season.
The girls meet featured a number of standouts from both schools in an evenly contested 98-71 win for Caesar Rodney.
The Riders Sarah Durham helped lead CR to a win in the 200 Medley Relay, while finishing first in the 100 Butterfly. Katie Bole and Sam Leite were victorious in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke respectively.
Brianna Solomon of Dover was the standout for the Senators in the losing effort. Solomon won the 100 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke. Connor Reader finished first in the 500 Freestyle and Paige Casto led the way in the 50 Freestyle.
Solomon, Reader and Casto, along with Rebecca Lazzeri, helped keep the Senators perfect in the 200 Free Relay, a feat equaled by the boys squad as well.
“Our boys and girls 200 Free Relays have not been beaten this season,” said Dover Head Coach Molly Phillips. “I expect them to be very competitive in our conference meet in February.”
Like the boys team, Thursday’s victory for the Lady Riders was their third in a row.
Both the boys and girls squads won’t be back in action for CR until Tuesday, January 22 when they host Sussex Tech.
For Dover, the boys and girls swim teams will be back in the water next Tuesday against St. Thomas More.