Swimmers sweep Old Town



BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School swim team got off to a solid start to the 2018-19 season Friday with both the boys’ and girls’ squads posting road wins over Old Town.

On the boys’ side, MDI earned a 104-58 win over the Coyotes. The Trojans posted six individual event wins.

Isaac Mains won the 100-yard butterfly for MDI with a time of 1 minute, 7.26 seconds. Zeke Valleau and Ponce Saltysiak followed up Mains’ win with freestyle victories in the 100- and 500-yard events, respectively.

Isaac Weaver won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:21.85. The boys’ team’s final wins went to Cody Parker, who won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:09.69, and Tyler Woodworth, who reached the wall in 1:16:39 to win the 100-yard breaststroke.

“We have a lot of kids who are experienced swimmers,” MDI head coach Tony DeMuro said. “Our team showed great attitudes and good team cohesiveness.”

The Trojan girls team defeated Old Town by a score of 96-54.

MDI had three individual event wins and three relay wins. The first win of the day for the MDI girls went to Maria Saltysiak, Addy Smith, Mei Mei White and Anna Naggert, who finished in 2:08:70 as a team to win the 200-yard medley relay. Saltysiak later teamed up with Eason, Zoe Eason, Sadie Sullivan and Ruby Brown to give MDI a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Saltysiak also won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:13.36. The Trojans’ other victories came courtesy of Ruby Brown in the 200 IM and Adria Horton in the 500 freestyle.

MDI’s next meet be against George Stevens Academy at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Down East Family YMCA.

“We just [have to] work hard to get in as good of shape as we can before February,” DeMuro said. “Right now, that’s our focus.”

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 mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com.

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