ORONO — The Mount Desert Island Trojan girls swam to first place in three events and were runners-up in five more as they took top honors Saturday in the annual Penobscot Valley Conference Relay Carnival at the University of Maine.
In the girls’ competition, the Trojans scored 172 points to best the runner-up Bangor Rams by 14. The Ellsworth Eagles were seventh with 86 points and the George Stevens Academy Eagles were 12th with four points.
Freshman Cece McEachern turned in a swim team record performance for Ellsworth with her leadoff time of 26.66 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
For the MDI girls, the foursome of Chelsey Curran, Amelia Kief, Ryann Rourk and Courtney Sullivan got things started by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 2:03.06.
Ellsworth’s foursome of Mallory Nightingale, McEachern, Lainey Cohen and Felicia Burgin-Wallace was fourth in 2:10.98.
MDI’s Rourk, Gillian Morrison, Elanie White and Curran combined to win the 200-yard butterfly relay in 2:04.84.
Ellsworth’s Nightingale, Taylor Schultz, Victoria Tainter and Cohen were eighth in 2:32.69.
The third win for the Trojan girls came in the 400-yard freestyle relay as Olivia Jacobs, Kief, Morrison and Rourk combined for a time of 4:11.03.
Ellsworth’s Molly Cravens, Cohen, Belle Vachon and McEachern were sixth in 4:43.19; and GSA’s Beth Anne Avery, Jessica MacCannell, Daye Kim and Jessie Dyer were 10th in 5:21.69.
In other girls’ events:
250-yard freestyle relay: MDI’s White, Augusta Blandford, Jacobs and Erin Connery, second in 2:28.74; Ellsworth’s Allison Preston, Vachon, Tainter and Schultz, eighth in 3:09.71; GSA’s So Young Ihm, Kim, Lily MacFarland and Avery, 10th in 3:36.25.
200-yard freestyle relay: MDI’s Blandford, Jacobs, Sullivan and Connery, second in 1:53.02; Ellsworth’s McEachern, Cohen, Burgin-Wallace and Nightingale, fourth in 1:56.85; GSA’s Kim, MacFarland, MacCannell and Jessie Dyer, 12th in 2:39.95.
400-yard medley relay: MDI’s Rourk, Rebecca Reisman, Morrison and Curran, second in 4:53.64.
200-yard backstroke relay: MDI’s Ariel Bothen, Connery, Kief and Curran, second in 2:09.56; Ellsworth’s Cravens, Vachon, Nightingale and Danielle Cyr, sixth in 2:35.14; GSA’s Ihm, Avery, MacCannell and Dyer, 11th in 2:55.64.
200-yard breaststroke relay: MDI’s Blandford, Kief, Reisman and Connery, second in 2:31.11; Ellsworth’s Abigail Homer, Cravens, Burgin-Wallace and McEachern, third in 2:48.05.
In the boys’ meet, MDI’s Trojans finished a distant second behind Bangor with 142 points and Ellsworth was fifth with 106.
In the various events:
200-yard medley relay: MDI’s Jason Carbone, Ian Carbone, William Dickey and Brody Bowden, fifth in 1:54.00; Ellsworth’s Travis Dennison, Keith Chandler, Maks Grover and Dakota Holmes, sixth in 1:56.55.
250-yard freestyle relay: MDI’s Norman Haynes, Joseph Kief, Ross Johnston and Ian Carbone, third in 2:17.95; Ellsworth’s Tomas Brandhner, Ridge Jordan, Daniel Wadman and Ben Walton, seventh in 2:35.17.
200-yard butterfly relay: Ellsworth’s Lyle Stephenson, Genya Grover, Maks Grover and Dennison, fifth in 1:56.77; MDI’s Dickey, Bowden, Johnston and Jason Carbone, seventh in 2:02.45.
200-yard freestyle relay: Ellsworth’s Dennison, Chandler, Walton and Holmes, second in 1:44.03; MDI’s Kief, Dickey, Nathan Genrich and Liam King, sixth in 1:54.68.
400-yard medley relay: MDI’s Johnston, Jason Carbone, Ty Onda and Ian Carbone, second in 4:13.34.
200-yard backstroke relay: MDI’s Johnston, Tyler Wood, Andre Stevens-Rosa and Onda, third in 2:03.62; Ellsworth’s Stephenson, Wadman, Brandhner and Maks Grover, fifth in 2:14.59.
200-yard breaststroke relay: Ellsworth’s Tucker Cambridge, Brandhner, Holmes and Chandler, second in 2:16:03;MDI’s Jason Carbone, Kief, Bowden and Rosa-Stevens, fifth in 2:20.67.