Rachel Jacobs of the Mount Desert Island High School swim team competes in the 200-yard medley relay Friday at the MDI YMCA when the Trojans hosted the Old Town Coyotes. PHOTO BY AMANAT KHULLAR

Girls outswim Old Town



BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School girls’ swim team won their first regular season meet held at the MDI YMCA on Friday, Dec. 4.

The Trojan girls finished with 108 points, well ahead of Old Town High School’s 75. The boys’ team was edged out 115-60.

Four from the Trojan boys’ team were unable to participate at the meet, but according to MDI Coach Tony DeMuro, “the remaining eight boys competed extremely hard. All in all, [it was] a good start to our season.”

For the Lady Trojans, Maddie Woodworth, Avalon Kerley, Aubrie Boyce and Grace Higgins took first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 2:05.03.

Eliza Schleif was first in the 200-yard freestyle with 2:14.75, Anna Naggert was second with 2:15.08, and Mary Ellen Sharp was fourth with 2:27.57.

Lydia DaCorte won the 50-yard freestyle with 25.31 seconds. Woodworth was second with 27.72, and Naggert finished third with 28.76.

Boyce took second in the 200-yard medley with a time of 2:39.04.

Chelsea Schroeder was runner-up in girls’ diving with a final score of 130.55, followed by Ceileigh Weaver from the Trojan team with 79.05.

Schleif was second in the 100-yard butterfly with 1:11.25. Behind her were Weaver with 1:15.28 and Rachel Jacobs with 1:15.43.

In the 100-yard freestyle event, Kerley stood first with 58.03 seconds, followed by Sharp with 1:05.62. Maggie Collins finished fourth with 1:18.23.

DaCorte won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:25.08.

Trojans ‘B’ team Sharp, Boyce, Jessica Dominy and Naggert were second in the 200-yard freestyle relay with 2:00.54.

Bailey Cust was third in the 100-yard backstroke with 1:15.41. Behind her was Sammy Jacobs with 1:21.24.

Kerley won the 100-yard backstroke with her time of 1:14.75. Boyce stood second with 1:19.79, and Jacobs was third with 1:23.43.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Weaver, Cust, Woodworth and Naggert were second with 4:19.14.

On the boys’ side, Kristoph Naggert, Isaac Weaver, Zeke Valleau and Gerrish Hutchin were second in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:52.91.

Kristoph Naggert won the 200-yard freestyle with 1:59.44. Weaver was fourth in the 200-yard individual medley with 2:30.40.

Hutchin was third in the 50-yard freestyle with 24.64 seconds, and Herbie Shaw was fifth with 28.76.

Bryce DiMauro won in one-meter diving with a total score of 156.10.

In the 100-yard butterfly event, Zeke Valleau was third with 1:06.32, followed by Sam Tehennepe with 1:09.67.

Shaw was third in the 100-yard freestyle with 1:03.73, and Lanvin Estacio was fifth with 1:23.92.

Kristoph Naggert won the 500-yard freestyle 5:25.51, and Hutchin was third with 5:50.19.

Tehennepe took third in the 100-yard backstroke with 1:13.78, and Estacio was fifth with 1:23.27.

Hutchin, Tehennepe, Weaver and Kristoph Naggert from the Trojan ‘A’ team took second in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:43.76.

Weaver was second in the 100-yard breaststroke with 1:13.28, and Chase McGee was fifth with 1:30.18.

Tehennepe, Shaw, McGee and Estacio were second in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:30.77.

DeMuro said he isn’t concerned about the time his team is logging right now and is focusing instead on “aggressive swimming” and the “good attitude” of the swimmers.

“Every team is a work-in-progress right now,” he said. “We just need to see how much better we can get in the next nine weeks.”

The next meet is set for Friday, Dec. 18, against Brewer High School at the YMCA in Bangor.

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar is a sports reporter for the Mount Desert Islander. She comes from New Delhi, the capital city of India and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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