MDI High School's Lanvin Estacio races in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday at the Class B state swimming and diving championships at the University of Maine in Orono. ISLANDER PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

MDI girls 4th, boys 5th at swimming state championships

ORONO — The Mount Desert Island High School girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving teams capped off their season with fourth- and fifth-place finishes in the Class B State Championships over the weekend at the University of Maine.

The girls came in fourth place behind state champions Cape Elizabeth High School. Morse High School was second. The MDI boys’ team finished fifth, with Old Town High School taking the top spot in the boys’ competition. Ellsworth High School was runner-up.

Swimmers on both MDI teams earned 2017 individual state titles.

Lydia DaCorte of MDI High School claimed the state title in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:05.57. ISLANDER PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

Senior Lydia DaCorte won the state title in the girls’ 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:08.57. She was the runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.89 seconds.

The girls’ relay team made up of Ruby Brown, Maddie Woodworth, Anna Naggert and DaCorte was the runner-up behind Cape Elizabeth in 3:51.29.

The girls were missing standout swimmer Eliza Schleif, who did not swim due to illness.

Liam Sullivan of Mount Desert Island High School swims in the boys’ 200-yard individual medley Saturday at the Class B state championships at the University of Maine. Sullivan won first place with a time of 1:57.41. ISLANDER PHOTO BY TAYLOR BIGLER

For the boys, Liam Sullivan earned two state titles in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke. He finished the medley in 1:57.41 and the breaststroke in 57.59 seconds.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team made up of Sullivan, Amos Price, Hutchin Gerrish and Jacob Mitchell won the team state title with a time of 3:20.66.

It was Gerrish’s first time in the pool last weekend after suffering a broken hand earlier in the season.

The four relay swimmers were runners-up in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:40.48.

“Everyone did so well and swam really fast, and a lot of people swam their personal bests,” said DaCorte. “This is what we train for all year long, and it’s so much fun. I am really happy and proud of our team.”

After the meet, the senior said the fact that it was her final meet hadn’t hit her quite yet. “I think the tears will come later,” said DaCorte. She will swim at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., after graduation.

“It was a pretty awesome weekend. Both groups just swam so well,” said Head Coach Tony DeMuro. “[The state championship] is our focus through our year, and as far as how they swam, I couldn’t be more proud. From start to finish, it was a phenomenal season.”

Boys Class B state championships

Boys 200-yard medley relay

2. MDI: Jacob Mitchell, Liam Sullivan, Amos Price, Hunter Gerrish, 1:40.48

Boys 200-yard freestyle

8. Amos Price, 1:54.92

14. Hutchin Gerrish, 2:03.49

17. Herbie Shaw, 2:03.80

Boys 200-yard IM

1. Liam Sullivan, 1:57.41

8. Isaac Weaver, 2:10.44

Boys 200-yard freestyle

24. Luiz Estacio, 2:28.66

Boys 50-yard freestyle

12. Duncan Hetzer, 23.96

27. Sam TeHennepe, 25.45

Boys 100-yard butterfly

10. Amos Price, 58.15

11. Zeke Valleau, 59.13

22. Lanvin Estacio, 1:08.22

Boys 100-yard freestyle

5. Jacob Mitchell, 49.57

14. Duncan Hetzer, 53.51

29. Sam TeHennepe, 56.65

30. Herbie Shaw, 56.74

Boys 500-yard freestyle

10. Hutchin Gerrish, 5:35.04

Boys 200-yard freestyle relay

8. MDI: Isaac Weaver, Herbie Shaw, Duncan Hetzer, Sam TeHennepe, 1:39.05

Boys 100-yard backstroke

4. Jacob Mitchell, 57.59

12. Zeke Valleau, 1:00.81

35. Lanvin Estacio, 1:12.00

Boys 100-yard breaststroke 

1. Liam Sullivan, 58.47

3. Isaac Weaver, 1:03.17

14. Adam Bygdeson, 1:12.98

20. Luiz Estacio, 1:16.15

Boys 400-yard freestyle relay

1. MDI: Liam Sullivan, Amos Price, Hutchin Gerrish, Jacob Mitchell, 3:20.66


Girls 200-yard medley relay

3. MDI: Maddie Woodworth, Ceileigh Weaver, Lydia DaCorte, Ruby Brown, 1:56.80

Girls 200-yard freestyle
5. Ruby Brown, 2:08.33
7. Maddie Woodworth, 2:09.08
9. Mei Mei White, 2:12.35
15. Anna Naggert, 2:15.51

Girls 200-yard IM
1. Lydia DaCorte, 2:08.67
24. Sammy Jacobs, 2:44.45

Girls 50-yard freestyle
24. Ceileigh Weaver, 27.82
32. Cassia Barnes, 28.76

Girls 1-meter diving
9. Chelsea Schroeder, 266.80

Girls 100-yard butterfly
2. Lydia DaCorte, 57.89
13. Mei Mei White, 1:09.29
23. Rachel Jacobs, 1:15.13

Girls 100-yard freestyle
8. Ruby Brown, 57.83
10. Maddie Woodworth, 58.38
29. Cassia Barnes, 1:05.38

Girls 500-yard freestyle
11. Anna Naggert, 6:03.18

Girls 200-yard freestyle relay
9. MDI: Cassia Barnes, Mei Mei White, Anna Naggert, Ceileigh Weaver, 1:50.99

Girls 100-yard backstroke
24. Rachel Jacobs, 1:13.59
31. Sammy Jacobs, 1:16.56

Girls 100-yard breaststroke
8. Ceileigh Weaver, 1:15.41

Girls 400-yard freestyle relay
2. MDI: Ruby Brown, Maddie Woodworth, Anna Naggert, Lydia DaCorte, 3:51.29

This post has been updated from its original version.

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