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VernHills' Sarah Lopez diving during sectional swim meet | Michelle LaVigne ~ Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 11, 2013 1:46AM

Lake Forest won the team title, and competitors from non-traditional swim powers Zion-Benton and Lakes each won events to highlight Saturday’s IHSA sectional girls swim meet at Lake Forest High School.

The Scouts totaled 303 points to easily beat second-place Mundelein (237). Libertyville (191) and Warren (179) also scored a lot of points.

Individually, Zion-Benton junior Allegra Codamon won the diving by more than 28 points over second-place Rebecca Stochl of Warren.

And in the 100-yard backstroke, Lakes sophomore Madison Rinaldi won the race, so she will represent the Eagles at state this coming weekend even though Lakes has no swimming pool and no swim team.

In swimming, every swimmer who betters a qualifying standard advances to state regardless of where she finished in the race.

Winners of two individual events included Mundelein’s Erin Falconer in the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle, and Lake Forest’s Reilly Lanigan in the individual medley and 100 butterfly.

The event also served as a sectional for student-athletes with disabilities.

Nina Nissly, a senior at Lake Forest, won the 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle, and 100 freestyle in that division.

At the Stevenson Sectional, the host Patriots won the team title, even though they only won one event — a victory in the 100 breaststroke by Leah Bloodgood.

Stevenson also won a pair of relays.

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