For the second year in a row, the showdown to see who'd emerge as the Buffalo Public Schools Syracuse Cup coed swimming league champion turned out to be a one-sided affair featuring a record-setting performance.
City Honors (10-0) captured its eighth straight regular season title with a 144-65 win over previously unbeaten Hutch-Tech (8-1) on Monday at ECC's Flickinger Center pool in the Syracuse Cup finale for both teams. The Centaurs haven't lost a Syracuse Cup meet since 1999, the last time Hutch-Tech won the title.
As in last season's meeting, Bradley Muldrow set a school record during the rout as City Honors won all 18 events. Muldrow broke his own record in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:28.97 to break the 2:35.13 mark he set as a sophomore. Muldrow also won the breaststroke and aided the 200-medley and 400-free relay teams.
In last year's meeting, Muldrow helped the 200 medley relay win in school-record fashion of 2:00.2.
City Honors' Patrick Hurley was a member of the winning relays with Muldrow and won the 200 free and 100 free.
On the girls' side, Lizzie Lodinsky (200 free, breast, 200-medley and 200-free relays), Christine Biddlecombe (100 IM, back, 200-medley and 200-free relays) and Emily Zuchlewski (50, 100, 200-medley and 200-free relays) each won four events.
In other action, Kurt Jacobs and Manny Batcho were each part of four wins as McKinley edged daVinci, 105-103, to move the 6-3 Macks into a third-place tie with daVinci and South Park.