Spring Valley dominated the show in the boys division at the Blue Devil Invitational swim meet on Sunday at the USC Natatorium.
Mason Thornley, Jonathan Boland and Ben Spinek were the stars of the meet while leading the Vikings with a 188-135 winning margin over Dorman. Spring Valley finished second behind the Cavaliers from Spartanburg in the combined boys-girls team standings.
Thornley and Boland both were 4-for-4 in gold medal chances, while Spinek came away with three golds and one silver.
Thornley prevailed in the 50 free in 22.25 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 54.52. Boland swept the distance freestyle races – clocking in at 1:51.46 in the 200 and 4:59.39 in the 500. Spinek was the winner in the demanding 100 breaststroke, but came up just a bit short behind North Augusta’s Eric Collins in the 200 individual medley.
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The stellar trio teamed up with Isaac Havens for winning efforts in the 200 medley relay and the meet-ending 400 free relay.
Thomas Agostini, Robert Scott, Jacob Wallick, Spencer Green and James Durden were also contributed Top 10, scoring performances to the Spring Valley cause.
In the girls division, Spring Valley’s 96.5 point was good for a third-place finish. The big points came in the relays with the second-place effort by Mary Kate Boyle, Abby Tolar, Aubrey Cain and Sarah Long in the 400 free relay being the centerpiece of the team performance.
Individually, Boyle, Tolar, Long, Jordanne Harpster, Alicia Beebe and Cydney Donnelly all made Top 10 contributions. Long’s fourth-place finish in the 50 free was the Vikings; top solo showing.