Trojans Swimmers Inundate Witches



BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity swim team boys and girls posted a head-spinning number of first-place finishes in a dual meet against the Brewer Witches on Friday.

Rebecca Planchart, Lucy Soucek, Olivia Erickson and Evelyn Swan set the tone for the Trojans, finishing the 200-yard medley relay in first place in a time of 2:23.10.

The boys’ responded with a first-place finish in the same event. Madison Luck, Cai John, Ross Johnston, and Jan Wegener swam it in 1:56.40.

In the next event, the 200-yard freestyle, the Trojan girls filled up all top spots at the finish line. Annie Wray placed first in 2:28.09. Rebecca Gerrish placed second in 2:31.09. And Olivia Erickson placed third with a time of 2:31.63.

Will Pearce placed second in the 200 free in a time of 2:14.80 on behalf of the boys.

The girls left no room for Brewer in the 200-yard individual medley. Emma Soucek finished first with a time of 2:30.04. Sydney Wright finished second in 2:39.36. And Maggie Painter finished third in 2:42.91.

Jason Carbone swam the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:16.84 which was good enough for first place. He also swam the 100-yard butterfly in 1:05.18 for first place.

Freestyle superstar, Leila Johnston placed first in the 50-freestyle with a time of 25:23.

Ross Johnston placed first in the 50-yard freestyle event for the boys in 23.96. He also finished first in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:08.06.

Erin Connery placed first in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:08.67. Amelia Kief finished the 100-yard freestyle in 58.46 and won it for the girls.

Madison Luck placed first in the boys’ 100 free in 54.31. He also finished in the 100-yard breaststroke first with a time of 1:14.10.

Lucy Soucek placed first in the girls’ 500-yard freestyle in 6:14.88. She was trailed closely by Trojan Samantha Luck who finished second in 6:21.72. Isabel

Emma Soucek, Olivia Jacobs, Hannah Shaw and Amelia Kief trounced the Witches in the 200-yard freestyle relay, coming in first with a time of 1:56.61.

Maggie Painter placed first in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:41.95. And Olivia Jacobs swam the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:23.55 for another Trojan first-place finish.

For the boys, Jo Kief, Mathew Jardine, Will Pearce and Ross Johnston finished the 200-yard freestyle relay in a winning time of 1:40.12.

Nathan Genrich finished first in the boys’ 100-yard backstroke in 1:11.99.

Both the MDI girls and boys finished the final relay events on top.

Isabel Erickson, Carley Walden, Erin Connery and Emma Soucek placed first in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:37.87.

Nathan Genrich, Bailey Stillman, Madison Luck and Jason Carbone did the same for the boys, placing first in 3:50.83.

This week, the swim team will travel to Orono High School to compete in a dual meet against the Coyotes on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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