Ellsworth breaks three swim team relay records



BAR HARBOR — Ellsworth High School swimmers broke three team relay records in Friday’s meet at Mount Desert Island.

The Ellsworth boys beat MDI 107-76, and the MDI girls topped Ellsworth 112-68.

Ellsworth swimmers set new team bests in the following events:

Girls’ 200-yard medley relay: Leah Stevens, Sidney Hamilton, Jessica Cohen and Ellie Clarke in 2:03.13 (previous record of 2:03.83 set in 2012).

Boys’ 200-yard medley relay: Talor Hamilton, Cooper Holmes, Richie Matthews and Camden Holmes in 1:39.96 (previous record of 1:41.65 set earlier this season in December).

Boys’ 200-yard freestyle relay: Talor Hamilton, Austin Baron, Camden Holmes and Cooper Holmes in 1:29.54 (previous record of 1:32.72 set in 2015).

“All the swimmers continue to drop times,” Ellsworth coach Jim Goodman said. “Four swimmers made state qualifying times in new events.”

Those swimmers included Leah Stevens in the 100-yard freestyle, Katie Hammer in the 200-yard freestyle, Katie Brenner-Simpson in the 100-yard breaststroke and Becket Markosian in the 200-yard freestyle.

The team now has 20 swimmers who have qualified for the state championship with 102 qualifying times combined.

Goodman also noted the achievements of two other Ellsworth swimmers: Kaitlyn Britt dropped her 500-yard freestyle time by almost 16 seconds to 7:11.21, and Zach McGraw, “a very new swimmer,” dropped his 100-yard freestyle time by almost 11 seconds to 1:19.64.

Along with the boys’ 200-yard medley and freestyle relays, Ellsworth won the following events:

Boys’ 200-yard freestyle: Talor Hamilton in 1:46.05.

Boys’ 50-yard freestyle: Camden Holmes in 23.29.

Girls’ 100-yard butterfly: Jessica Cohen in 1:07.65.

Boys’ 100-yard butterfly: Talor Hamilton in 52.11.

Boys’ 100-yard freestyle: Cooper Holmes in 49.97.

Boys’ 500-yard freestyle: Sam Alvarado in 5:01.09.

Boys’ 100-yard backstroke: Cooper Holmes in 56.91.

Girls’ 100-yard breaststroke: Sidney Hamilton in 1:20.05.

Boys’ 100-yard breaststroke: Hayden Sattler in 1:05.96.

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