The Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell girls swim teams hosted the Oak Harbor Wildcats on Sept. 11.
The Tomahawks started out hot winning the first race of the day in the 200-meter medley relay. Throughout the rest of the competition they continued their dominance as they won eight out of 12 events and finished with the 100-59 victory over Oak Harbor.
The Chargers began the competition with dominance as they secured first place in four out of the first five events of the day. However, the Wildcats managed to turn it on late and finished with first-place finishes in six out of 12 races. With the close score, Marysville Getchell lost to Oak Harbor by a score of 69-65.
“It was a great first meet against another small team so we weren’t overmatched with numbers or anything. As a coach I saw a lot of great effort and pretty solid technique work, which means we should be able to grow a lot throughout the season. We’re starting the season looking at the details and that’s huge,” said Marysville Head Coach Meredith Franks.
The Tomahawks had incredible performances from Katelyn Leary, Cassidy O’Neal and Maddy Sulya. Leary finished first in two solo races including the 200-meter individual medley, 2:38.46 and the 100-meter butterfly, 1:10.09. Leary also finished first in two relays including the 200-meter medley relay, 2:14.67, and the 200-meter freestyle relay with a time of 2:08.69. Sulya earned a victory in the 50-meter freestyle, 30.79 seconds, as well as competing on the medley and freestyle relays. O’Neal capped off the dominance with a win in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:12.28 and was also a part of the freestyle relay.
The Chargers were led by Lexi Kilbourn, Maddy Grandbois and Isabella Bennett. Kilbourn took control of the diving event as she outscored every other diver by more than 30 points, with a score of 182.8. Grandbois earned three first-place finishes in the 50-meter freestyle, 31.08 sec., 100-meter freestyle, 1:13.20, and as part of the 200-meter medley relay with a time of 2:34.52. Bennett finished with three victories in the 200-meter individual medley, 2:47.60, 100-meter backstroke, 1:11.48, and competed on the medley relay team.
If you want to come and support both of the Marysville swim teams their next home competition will be against the Cascade Bruins on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 3:15 p.m.