The Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell girls swim teams matched up with the Mount Vernon Bulldogs on Oct. 11.
The Tomahawks and the Chargers put up a good contest in each of the races throughout the meet. However, in the end the Bulldogs were able to take a victory against both teams in the overall scoring. Marysville-Pilchuck lost by a score of 108-71 and Marysville Getchell lost by the larger deficit of 138-34.
“We had some really big time drops today which is great to see this late in the season. We are seeing some fatigue from training really hard, but now we are going to transition into our championship season. We’ll specialize and hopefully get some girls qualified for State,” said Marysville Head Coach Meredith Jenks.
Marysville-Pilchuck’s 200-yard medley relay team of Maddy Sulya, Katelyn Leary, Jennica Harper and Alexis Bennett dominated across the entire meet. They finished in second place with a time of 2:10.70 and also competed together in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a second-place finish, 1:58.60. Sulya competed solo in the 100-yard butterfly on a third-place finish, 1:19.65, as well as the 200-yard freestyle with a first-place finish, 2:30.75. Leary took the victory in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:07.30, and earned second place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:35.67. Harper took first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:13.20 and also earned a second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle, 1:02.87. Bennett, the last member of the relay team, found success with the 100-yard butterfly on a second-place finish, 1:10.36.
Cassidy O’Neal and Devon Keator also contributed heavily to the Tomahawks' overall score. O’Neal had two third-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle, 32.95, and the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:10.76. Keator scored over 200 points in the 1-meter dive with a score of 214.9 and a second-place finish.
The Chargers were led by Lexi Kilbourn, Maddy Grandbois and Taryn Neal. Kilbourn dominated another meet in the 1-meter dive with a first-place finish and a score of 249.2. Grandbois competed as part of the 200-yard medley relay, fourth place and a time of 2:31.19, as well as the 200-yard freestyle relay, third place and time of 2:09.03. She also finished fourth in both the 200-yard individual medley, 3:11.92, and the 100-yard breaststroke, 1:41.92. Neal competed as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay and finished second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 32.69
The last home meet of the season for Marysville will also be the last regular season meet, as they will be hosting the JV Invitational on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m.