The Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell boys swim teams took on the Lake Stevens Vikings on Dec. 17.
It was a tough day for both Marysville teams as the Vikings controlled the day with victories of 144-30 over the Tomahawks and 152-26 over the Chargers.
“We had some more best times, which is what you always want to have coming out of every meet. For our new swimmers we want to focus on making sure that everyone knows what they’re doing. For our veterans, it’s about qualifying for Districts, or getting close, so we’re set up after winter break,” said Marysville Head Coach Meredith Jenks.
Marysville-Pilchuck was led by their top three swimmers Ian Meetsma, Luke Pusateri, Jose Anderson. Meetsma ended the day with four top-three finishes including two team races of the 200-yard medley relay, second-place with a time of 1:59.63, and a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, 1:55.94. He also placed first in the 50-yard freestyle, 23.79 seconds, and second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.50 seconds. Pusateri also competed as part of the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays, as well as earning a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:21.76. Anderson competed as a member of the 200-yard medley relay as well as placing sixth in the 50-yard freestyle, 28.95 seconds, and fifth in the 100-yard backstroke on a time of 1:21.32.
The Tomahawks also had a big day from their lone diver Andrew Kallio who placed second in the one-meter dive with a score of 260.20. Kallio finished less than four points behind the first-place diver who finished with a 263.45.
Marysville Getchell was led by the entirety of their 200-yard medley relay team in Andrew Christensen, Hunter Brown, Kameron Wilkes and Isaiah Gibbs. The team finished the medley relay in fifth with a time of 2:10.77. All of the members, excluding Gibbs, also competed on the 400-yard freestyle relay that placed third with a time of 4:32.47. Christensen also had a great day in his solo races with a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley, 2:36.19, and second place in the 500-yard freestyle, 6:03.73. Brown placed fourth in both of his individual races with a time of 1:06.22 in the 100-yard butterfly and 1:12.78 in the 100-yard backstroke. Wilkes also placed in the top four with a fourth-place in the 50-yard freestyle, 26.03 seconds, and a third-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:03.70. Gibbs placed fourth in the one-meter dive with a score of 98.15 and eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke, 1:47.07. In addition to his solo events he also competed in the fifth-place 200-yard freestyle relay, 2:14.54.
“We run our team on athlete leadership, so the seniors are part of our decision-making process and they are the example during practice. We stand for unity, class, perseverance and fun, and it’s extremely important to have them there,” said Coach Jenks on her senior leaders.
Your next chance to support the Chargers and Tomahawks at home will be on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 3:15 p.m. as they will be taking on the Glacier Peak Grizzlies and the Snohomish Panthers.