Sharks claim the title of Southern Metro Swim League championship

Kallid Aqrabawi swims the butterfly leg in the 200-yard medley relay for the SRAC Sharks at the Southern Metro Swim League championships last Saturday. (Michael Held photo)

BY MICHAEL HELD

Sports editor

SMITHFIELD—Last year the Edgebrook Eels won the Southern Metro Swim League title and proved to be a force once again this year as the Smithfield Recreation & Aquatics Center played host to the SMSL championship meet on Saturday.

However, it was the SRAC Sharks, whose theme this year was to bring the title back home, that showed that it was indeed shark week as they claimed the title with 799.5 combined points.

Edgebrook finished in second place with 748.5 points followed by Flowers Plantation (595), Hampton Ridge (309), McGee’s Crossroads (232) and HealthQuest (135).

The Eels were in front by 37 points after the morning session which featured swimmers 10 years old and younger but the Sharks stormed back in the

Olivia Garvey leads off the girls 200 medley relay for the SRAC Sharks in the Southern Metro Swim League championships last weekend. (Michael Held photo)

afternoon session as the 11-year-old and up swimmers made up 88 points on Edgebrook.

In the 10-and-under session, Saffiya Aqrabawi won the girls 25-yard freestyle, 25 backstroke, and 100 individual medley for SRAC in her age group. Gabriel Navarro earned 10 points as the fastest swimmer in the boys 25 freestyle in the six-and-under division as well as the backstroke. Mason Jones claimed first place in the 9-10-year-old 25 free and butterfly while Sajidah Aqrabawi won the 25 breaststroke and 100 individual medley in the 9-10-year-old division.

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