Jacob Mitchell of the Mount Desert Island High School swim team competes in the 500-yard freestyle Saturday in a home meet against Orono. ISLANDER PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES

Swimmers defeat GSA

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School swim teams swept George Stevens Academy at their Senior Night meet Tuesday at the MDI YMCA. The Trojans won every event except the 50- and 100-yard freestyles on the boys’ side to earn a 91-20 win. The girls posted wins in the 200-yard freestyle (Adria Horton), 100-yard backstroke (Anna Naggert), 100-yard backstroke (Ruby Brown) and 400-yard medley relay (Bailey Cust, Maddie Woodworth, Eliza Schleif and Samantha Jacobs).

“It was a quick meet, but it was a great night to recognize our seniors,” Head Coach Tony DeMuro said. “We’re working to get more swimmers qualified for the state meet.”


On Friday, the team posted boys’ and girls’ wins vs. Orono at a home meet.

The boys’ team defeated Orono 111-43 with the help of Liam Sullivan, who won the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard backstroke. Sullivan’s time of 2 minutes, 0.39 seconds in the 200 IM was a pool record.

MDI also claimed victories in the 200- and 400-yard medley relays. The Trojans’ 200 medley team of Isaac Weaver, Billy Kerley, Zeke Valleau and Jon Genrich won with a time of 1:56.55, and Genrich and Weaver joined Lanvin Estacio and Jacob Mitchell to win the 400-yard version of the event in 3:56.54.

Weaver also won the 100-yard butterfly for MDI with a time of 1:03.79. Amos Price (200-yard freestyle) and Mitchell (500-yard freestyle) were MDI’s other individual winners.

On the girls’ side, the Trojans topped Orono 100-46.

Brown gave MDI individual wins in the 100 and 200 free events. Her 200 time of 2:15.10 was 13.22 seconds better than that of the nearest competitor.

As a team, Emmaline Bierman, Gabbie James, Woodworth and Schleif combined to give the MDI girls a narrow win in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Woodworth (100 breaststroke), Schleif (500 free) and Horton (50 free) were other individual winners.

MDI’s next meet will be on the road against Washington Academy on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m.



Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]

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