Stevenson goes strong for St. Charles

Sometimes revenge is the best motivation, Ben Stevenson discovered in the Northeast Classic.

The senior freestyler of the St. Charles swim and dive team got some payback against Dublin Jerome’s DJ Lloyd in the prestigious competition on January 15 at Branin Natatorium in Canton.

A week earlier, in a doubles match at St. Charles, Lloyd defeated the Sunbury-area resident in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.7 seconds, just ahead of Stevenson’s 21.77. Stevenson, however, came out on top in Canton, winning the final in 21.23, while Lloyd swam 21.35.

Stevenson was also first in the preliminary race, going from 21.07 to Lloyd’s 21.35.

“DJ beat me in a double encounter the week before, so I came in with revenge in mind,” Stevenson said. “I almost swam my best time in the preliminaries. The competitive part of that helped me do well there.”

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