Swimmers shine at home meet



Mount Desert Island High School freshman swimmer Georgia Hansbury catches a breath during Friday’s home swim meet against Hampden Academy. PHOTO COURTESY OF KELTON HALLETT

Mount Desert Island High School freshman swimmer Georgia Hansbury catches a breath during Friday’s home swim meet against Hampden Academy.
PHOTO COURTESY OF KELTON HALLETT

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School swim team hosted Class A Hampden Friday at the YMCA for their first dual meet of the season.

Team scores were not calculated, but Trojan swimmers, divers and relay teams won a majority of the evening’s events.

Paige Mason won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 30.81 seconds, a hairsbreadth ahead of Bronco Marie Barrett, who finished with 30.82. Maddie Woodworth and Ellie McGee were first and second in the 100-yard freestyle. Woodworth’s time was 1:00.03. Eliza Schleif won the 200-yard freestyle with 2:19.07. Aubrie Boyce was second with 2:21.94.

Sydney Wright finished second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:13.78, followed by Abby Kelly and Waylon Henggeler.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Bailey Cust was first with 1:15.75 and McGee was second with 1:21.82. Mary Ellen Sharp was second in the 100-yard backstroke with 1:28.67. Avalon Kerley led the all-MDI field in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:04.88. Wright and Rebecca Gerrish were second and third.

Kelly took second place in the 200-yard individual medley with 2:57.76. Kirstin DiMauro and Henggeler were third and fourth, respectively.

Senior Will Greene of the Mount Desert Island High School swimming and diving team took home the top score of the team’s four divers Friday at a home meet against Hampden Academy. PHOTO COURTESY OF KELTON HALLETT

Senior Will Greene of the Mount Desert Island High School swimming and diving team took home the top score of the team’s four divers Friday at a home meet against Hampden Academy.
PHOTO COURTESY OF KELTON HALLETT

The three MDI teams swept the 200-yard freestyle relay, led by ‘C’ team Boyce, Mason, Schleif and Lydia DaCorte with 1:53.04. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, ‘A’ team Schleif, DiMauro, Sammy Jacobs and Sharp took first with a time of 4:37.81. Mason, Leila Johnston, Kelly and Helena Munson won the 200-yard medley relay.

Four Trojan divers competed in events in the middle of the meet. Chelsea Schroeder earned a score of 124.95. Will Greene led the boys’ divers with 236.25. Bryce DiMauro was second with 155.85, and Yanni Roguski was third with 103.50.

In boys’ swimming events, Billy Kerley won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.69 seconds, followed by Sam TeHennepe with 26.55. Hutchin Gerrish won the 100-yard freestyle with 57.17. TeHennepe was second with 58.25. Herbie Shaw finished second in the 200-yard freestyle with 2:40.51. Pierce DiMauro was second in the 100-yard backstroke with 1:04.49.

Kristoph Naggert was first in the 100-yard breaststroke with 1:08.84. Billy Kerley and Greene were second and third, respectively. Naggert also won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:16.65. Jacob Mitchell was second with 2:18.62.

In boys’ relays, ‘A’ team TeHennepe, Billy Kerley, Greene and Mitchell took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:47.74. ‘B’ team Kohl Shaw, Herbie Shaw, Lanvin Estacio and Naggert were second with 1:49.51. In the 400-yard freestyle, ‘B’ team Hutching Gerrish, Estacio, Nate Messmore and Roguski finished second behind a Bronco team. Their time was 4:52.54. ‘B’ team Clifton Jeffery, Greene, Pierce DiMauro and Billy Kerley won the 200-yard medley relay with 2:05.73.

“The meet went well, with lots of new kids getting into the fold, and swimming pretty well,” Coach Tony DeMuro said. “The attitude and work ethic of this team have been outstanding. Christmas break is always a challenge, especially with kids spread out all over the place, but I try to get as many of them to practice as I can.”

The team’s next meet, the Morse Invitational, is set for 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29.

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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