ORONO — The Mount Desert Island High School girls’ swimming and diving team won the 38th annual PVC championship Saturday, Feb. 6, at the University of Maine.
The Trojans scored 234 points, well ahead of rival Bangor, with 188. The Trojan boys placed second with 211 points at Husson University on Monday, Feb. 8.
On the girls’ side, Foxcroft Academy finished third with 186 points and was followed by Ellsworth High School with 159, John Bapst with 153, Old Town with 106, George Stevens Academy with 94, Brewer with 80, Orono with 53, Hampden Academy with 46, Washington Academy with 29, the Carlisle swim team with 22, Hermon with 12 and Sumner with 2.
Ellsworth won the boys’ meet with 325 points, followed by MDI with 211, Old Town with 195, Bangor with 148, Hampden Academy with 100, the Carlisle swim team with 85, John Bapst with 76, Orono with 36, Brewer with 35 and Foxcroft Academy with 26.
“The girls swam great. There were lots of very strong swims and a lot of energy,” MDI Coach Tony DeMuro said of his squad. “They are a great group of young women and very deserving champions.”
For the boys’ team, DeMuro said he expected Ellsworth High School to finish on top. “We knew we couldn’t beat Ellsworth. They swim really well, so we were battling Old Town and Bangor for second. That was our goal, and we did really well.”
Lydia DaCorte brought home two individual first-place medals in the 200-yard freestyle with her time of 1:59.04 and in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:00.84.
The Trojan girls’ swim team of Maddie Woodworth, Aubrie Boyce, DaCorte and Eliza Schlief won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:59.88.
In the other girls’ events, Schlief was third in the 50-yard freestyle event with 27.33 seconds, and Ceileigh Weaver was seventh with a time of 28.33.
Schlief also took third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 59.98 seconds, Boyce was sixth with a 1:02.30, and Anna Naggert was ninth with a time of 1:03.95.
In 1-meter diving, Chelsea Schroeder was third with a score of 246.40.
Weaver, Boyce, Schlief and DaCorte won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:48.89.
Woodworth was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:57.88. Mary Ellen Sharp placed eighth in 6:14.42, and Sammy Jacobs was 10th with a time of 6:24.80.
Woodworth was sixth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:08.77, and Boyce was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke with 1:16.31.
Weaver, Jacobs, Naggert and Woodworth placed fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:09, and Rachel Jacobs was eighth in the 200-yard individual medley.
On the boys’ side, the team of Kristoph Naggert, Isaac Weaver, Pierce DiMauro and Sam TeHennepe was fifth in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:53.07.
DiMauro was third in the 200-yard freestyle with his time of 1:55.73. Hutchin Gerrish was seventh in 2:01.67.
In the 200-yard individual medley, Liam Sullivan was second in a time of 2:04.47, and Kristoph Naggert was sixth with a 2:13.10.
Jacob Mitchell was fifth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.95 seconds.
In 1-meter diving, Bryce DiMauro finished second with a total score of 347.10.
Pierce DiMauro was third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.30 seconds. Kristoph Naggert placed fifth in the 500-yard freestyle with 5:26.18.
The MDI relay team of Sullivan, Gerrish, Kristoph Naggert and Mitchell won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.75.
Mitchell was second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.57, and freshman Zeke Valleau was seventh in 1:04.24.
Sullivan took second in the100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:01.01, and Isaac Weaver was eighth in 1:11.56.
MDI’s Pierce DiMauro, Mitchell, Gerrish and Sullivan were third in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:32.62.
The Trojan girls are set to compete in the State Championships at Bowdoin College on Monday, Feb. 15.
The boys’ meet is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16.