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SWIMMING: Stars sweep past Edgewood

Sidney Carlile

Sidney Carlile

Sam Tlustek

Sam Tlustek

Bedford North Lawrence opened its dual-meet season with dominating victories over Edgewood on Tuesday night.

The Stars won the girls meet 133-43 and dunked the Mustangs 131-54 in the boys meet.

BNL-Edgewood results

In the girls meet, the Stars won every event. Sidney Carlile, Joslyn Wever and Hayley Hatfield were all double winners. Carlile won the 200 individual medley (2:26.10) and the 100 backstroke (1:07.04), Wever claimed the 50 freestyle (28.44) and the 100 free (1:02.45), and Hatfield took the 100 butterfly (1:11.22) and the 100 breaststroke (1:19.02).

BNL also posted wins by Kaiti Siedl (2:20.53 in the 200 free) and Zoe Zollman (6:38.96 in the 500 free).

“Sidney is so consistent and solid in her races,” BNL coach Terry Tlustek said, “Joslyn has made some changes to her stroke in the offseason. Once she becomes more familiar with the changes, she is really going to do some damage.”

BNL also controlled the boys meet as Sam Tlustek won the 50 free (24.43) and 100 free (55.86) while freshman Andrew Swenson took the 200 IM (2:10.73) and the 100 backstroke (56.36). Other winners for the Stars included Aaron Manke (500 free in 6:01.01), Sterling St. Rain (200 free in 2:08.45), Josh Werley (100 butterfly in 1:05.85) and Alec Chastain (100 breaststroke in 1:13.12).

“We have a ton of new talent that is helping our depth,” Tlustek said. “There was nobody even close to Andrew in those races. Sam made some big gains in strength in the offseason, now it is a matter of conditioning and paying attention to his starts.

“All in all, it was a great meet, but there is room to grow. We just need to not rest on this win. I think, if we put things together, the sky is the limit.”