Swim team sweeps all events vs. GSA

ELLSWORTH — The 2018-19 high school swim season is still young, but the Mount Desert Island Trojans look to be in good shape already.

MDI swept all 19 events in Friday night’s dual meet against George Stevens Academy at the Down East Family YMCA in Ellsworth. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams earned victories with the boys beating GSA 117-25 and the girls’ team winning 105-19.

“This was a very successful meet,” MDI head coach Tony DeMuro said. “The kids have great attitudes so far and are working extremely hard.”

On the girls’ side, Sadie Sullivan, Daisy Granholm, Zoe Eason and Ruby Brown opened the meet for the Trojans by winning the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 2 minutes, 12.68 seconds. The MDI team of Sullivan, Olivia Underwood, Mei Mei White and Adria Horton won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:59.46.

Horton won a pair of individual events for the Trojans with her times of 2:12.07 in the 200-yard freestyle and 1:24.84 and the 100-yard breaststroke. MDI’s other individual wins came courtesy of Brown (50-yard freestyle), Sullivan (100-yard backstroke), White (100-yard freestyle), Addy Smith (100-yard butterfly) and Maria Saltysiak (200-yard individual medley).

The boys’ meet also opened with an MDI win in the 200 medley relay as the team of Paul Briggs, Tyler Woodworth, Ponce Saltysiak and Noah Lambert finished with a combined time of 2:05.42.

Liam Sullivan, Yuri Gabetta, Sam Mitchell and Isaac Mains gave the Trojans a win in the 100 freestyle relay, and Mains and Woodworth later teamed up with Luiz Estacio and Sam Schleif to win the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Mitchell added two individual wins for the MDI boys’ squad with triumphs in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Saltysiak (200 IM), Weaver (100 butterfly), Woodworth (100 backstroke), Cody Parker (200 freestyle) and Julian Walls (100 freestyle) also notched victories for the Trojans.

MDI’s next meet will be at home against Brewer at 6 p.m. Dec. 21. That will be the Trojans’ final meet before the team begins the 2019 portion of its schedule, which will include some of its toughest contests of the campaign.

“We have a couple of dual meets in January against Ellsworth and Bangor that will test our mettle,” DeMuro said. “For now, we’re focused on getting into phenomenal shape and seeing how fast we can swim at the end of the season.”

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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