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Juliana McDonald established University of Maine records in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 free in the Black Bears’ most recent racing at the Harold Anderson Invitational hosted by the University of Rhode Island.

The Bangor High School graduate clocked at 23.49 in the 50 and swam the 100 in 50.52. She also turned in a 1:54.2 in the 200-yard freestyle at URI.

McDonald recently was named the America East Swimmer of the Week with wins in the 50 freestyle (24.0 seconds) and the 100 free (52.0) against the University of Vermont.

McDonald and the Black Bears will compete Friday and Saturday in the Maine State Meet at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

Bangor’s Colby Prouty collected first-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (57.71) and the 200 breaststroke (2:10.2) against Southern Connecticut in the University of Connecticut’s opening home meet earlier this season.

He was named the Male Swimmer of the Week by the American Athletic Conference for his efforts for the Huskies. In addition to the nonconference meet with SCSU, UConn has raced LSU, the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy.

Prouty and the Huskies return to competition Friday against Boston College, and on Saturday race Boston University and Williams College.

Lydia DaCorte of Mount Desert Island and Wheaton College won three events against Springfield College and Keene State last week.

The sophomore, honored as the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year last season, claimed top finishes in the 200 free (1:55.6), the 200 butterfly (2:10.7) and the 200 individual medley (2:11.4).

The Wheaton men’s roster features several former Maine swimmers and divers including Ellsworth High’s Richard Matthews as well as Jacob Cost (Brunswick), John Giberti (Windham), Timmer Sposta (Gorham), Chris Steward (Thornton Academy), Elias Steward (Thornton Academy)

and diver Hajmil Carr (Cape Elizabeth).

Following his performances this month at the Louise Goodrum Invitational hosted by UMass Dartmouth, Husson freshman Steven Johnston earned New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association Male Swimmer of the Week with first place finishes in the 50 free (22.17), 100 IM (58.35) and the 100 free (50.02).

Johnston became the first Eagle swimmer to receive the recognition. The Hermon High graduate has established school records in the 100 IM (58.35), the 50 free (22.17), the 100 backstroke (59.10), the 50 fly (26.05) and the 50 back (26.28).

Husson competes in the Regis Invitational Saturday and hosts the University of New Brunswick Sunday.

Brewer High School and John Bapst Memorial High School of Bangor have new head swimming coaches for the 2018-19 season.

Carmen Linden Williams, a past record holder and captain for UMaine, will lead the Witches, while former Hampden Academy swimmer Colin Reeve, most recently an assistant coach for Hurricane Swim Club, has assumed the responsibilities for the Crusaders.

Reeve succeeds Sean MacMillan and Williams’ appointment followed the resignation of Kathy Cahill, Brewer’s longtime coach.

University of Southern California sophomore Caitlin Tycz won the 200-yard butterfly with an impressive 1:54.8 in the Trojans’ victory against Fresno Pacific University.

Tycz, an All-American at Brunswick High, swam for the Long Reach Swim Club of the Bath YMCA and competed in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.