photo By Andrew Hines  

Chargers’ Gemma Hodgins stays near the front of the pack during the butterfly leg of the 200-yard medley against the Bearcats and Marauders at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Sept. 24.


The  Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck girls swim teams hosted a dual meet against the Monroe Bearcats and Mariner Marauders on Sept. 24.

The Tomahawks split the competition as they took the loss against the Bearcats, 94-75, but grabbed the win over the Marauders, 100-67.

The Chargers battled hard throughout the day but were unable to grab a win as they fell to the Bearcats, 106-45, and the Marauders, 80-65.

“We have a lot of veterans who are back, and they are able to pass on their knowledge and experiences to the younger girls on the team. It’s very important to have them because swimming is one of those sports where experience is everything, and they’re able to give the younger swimmers pointers on things that they have struggled with themselves,” said Marysville Head Coach Meredith Jenks.

Marysville-Pilchuck had a few breakout performances from Katelyn Leary, Maddy Sulya, Cassidy O’Neal. Leary found a lot of success in her individual events as she placed third in the 200-yard individual medley, 3:32.80, and first in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:05.94. She also took part in the relays as she swam a leg of the third-place 200-yard medley relay, 2:35.33, and second-place 400-yard freestyle relay, 4:33.91. Sulya was also part of the 200-yard medley relay as well as being the anchor for the 200-yard freestyle relay that placed second, 2:11.11. In her individual events Maddy placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle, 30.41 seconds, and third in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:24.64. O’Neal competed in both of the freestyle relays as well as placing second in the 200-yard freestyle, 2:28.01, and third in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:29.03.

Kelsey Harris and Devon Keator also came up huge for M-PHS as they took the top two finishes in the one-meter dive with scores of 163.35 and 160.60, respectively.

Marysville Getchell's big performances came from Isabella Bennett, Lorelei Pringle and Sophie Alt. Bennett had all of her events finish in the top three as she placed third in the 50-yard freestyle, with a time of 29.94 seconds, and second in the 100-yard backstroke, 1:10.20. Isabella also helped her team to top three finishes in the second-place 200-yard medley relay team, 2:25.32, and third-place 400-yard freestyle relay, 5:15.26. Pringle was also part of the 200-yard medley relay while also finding success in the 50-yard freestyle with a fifth-place finish, 31.69 seconds, and the 100-yard breaststroke with a fourth-place finish, 1:30.98. Alt did her part in adding to the team score as she placed third in the one-meter dive with a score of 152.35.

If you want to support both the Chargers and Tomahawks, their next home meet will be against the Shorewood Thunderbirds on Oct. 3, at 3:15 p.m.


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