The Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell swim teams hosted a meet against the Lake Stevens Vikings on Oct. 17.
The Vikings entered and left the day with their undefeated record intact as they beat the Tomahawks 136-45 and the Chargers 146-31. Both Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell had impressive days of their own as a long list of personal records and milestones were set.
“We had a lot of big-time drops which was really cool to see at this point in the season. We have a few swimmers that are really close to their District times, so right now it’s about keeping that frustration low and realizing there is still time to get there,” said Marysville Head Coach Meredith Jenks.
Marysville-Pilchuck’s leading swimmers were the members of their 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relay teams including Katelyn Leary, Alexis Bennett, Maddy Sulya and Cassidy O’Neal. They finished in second place in the medley relay with a time of 2:12.84 and third-place in the 200-yard freestyle relay, 2:01.07. Leary had two other big performances in her solo events, placing second in the 200-yard individual medley, 2:33.91, and taking first-place in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:06.56. Bennett racked up two fourth-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle, 29.51 seconds, and 100-yard freestyle, 1:05.74. Sulya took sixth place in the 100-yard freestyle, 1:08.45, and finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:27.10. O’Neal rounded out the top seven in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 31.23 and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle, 1:08.21.
The Tomahawks led all competitors in the one-meter dive as their top two divers Kelsey Harris and Devon Keator took first and second place, respectively. Harris finished with a score of 161.10 and Keator was close behind with 155.80.
“Going into this next week it’s all about making sure we are as mentally prepared as we can be. The most important thing is trying to keep that positive vibe even though you are getting tired at the end of the season,” said Coach Jenks.
Marysville Getchell’s top two performers were Isabella Bennett and Lorelei Pringle. Bennett and Pringle both competed on the fourth-place 200-yard medley relay, 2:20.83, and fourth-place 400-yard freestyle relay teams, 4:56.18. Bennett also finished in the top three in her two individual events including a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 29.33 seconds and second in the 100-yard backstroke, 1:09.33. Pringle took eighth in the 50-yard freestyle, 31.43 seconds, and placed into the top four of the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:17.07.
The Chargers leading diver was Sophie Alt as she placed fourth in the one-meter dive with a final score of 135.85.
Your next chance to come out and support both the Chargers and Tomahawks will be against the Stanwood Spartans in their final home meet of the regular season. The meet will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 3:15 p.m.