The Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell boys swim teams hosted the Lake Stevens Vikings for their first meet of the season on Dec. 6.
Throughout the dual meet the Vikings took control, as the Tomahawks and the Chargers lost to Lake Stevens 103-44 and 141-38, respectively.
“We had a lot of our returners and some new swimmers already make District times which was great to see. Everyone is coming out really strong, faster than before and swimming with great technique. It really builds the confidence of the team and their overall outlook on the season,” said Marysville Head Coach Meredith Jenks.
Marysville-Pilchuck’s 200-yard medley relay team of Ian Meetsma, Leif Anderson, Seth Little and Jayden Boyle dominated in their event, as well as each member taking control of their individual races. The Tomahawks finished second in the medley relay with a time of 1:59.25, and also competed together on the third-place 400-yard freestyle relay team, 4:19.19. On his own, Meetsma placed first in the 100-yard freestyle, 54.81 seconds, and second place in the 100-yard backstroke, 1:03.83. Anderson finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:13.12 and also placed third in the one-meter dive with a score of 197.15. Little finished second in the 200-yard freestyle, 2:07.33, and sixth in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:10.13. Boyle competed in one individual race as he finished sixth in the 50-yard freestyle, 29.39.
Andrew Kallio was also impressive for the Tomahawks as he finished second in the one-meter dive with a score of 207.65.
Marysville Getchell’s 200-yard medley relay team of Andrew Christensen, Kameron Wilkes, Lauren Vital and Jesse Nahinu also had an impressive day. The Chargers finished third in the medley relay with a time of 2:01.20. Christensen also finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle, 27.79 seconds, third in the 500-yard freestyle, 6:09.66, and in second-place as part of the 400-yard freestyle relay, 4:13.75. Wilkes finished in fourth-place in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:06.68, placed third as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay, 2:06.80, and was also part of the 400-yard freestyle relay. Vital placed fourth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:33.11, fifth-place in the 100-yard breaststroke, 1:28.14, and also competed in the 200-yard freestyle relay team. Nahinu had two top-three finishes as he placed third in the 50-yard freestyle, 25.11 seconds, second in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:03.24, and competed on the 400-yard freestyle relay team.
You can cheer on the Chargers and Tomahawks at their next home meet against the Stanwood Spartans on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 3:15 p.m.