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MG, M-P swim and dive take on Kamiak | SLIDESHOW
MARYSVILLE — Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck boys swim and dive hosted undefeated Kamiak on Jan. 24 for a late-season showdown that would measure how the Chargers and Tomahawks compared to the Wesco’s best.
Tomahawk junior Colin Willis won and qualified for 4A Districts in both the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke and senior Tyler Russell won the 1-meter dive, but M-P fell 122-63. Getchell senior Josh Estella won the 100-meter butterfly and qualified for 4A Districts but the Chargers fell 133-49.
“We were hoping to see if we could push through,” said M-P and MG head coach Meredith Jenks. “It was kind of hard to say where we were with the snow week that we had, but we’ve got six days of practice until JV Championships and four more practices after that until Districts.”
The scores did not favor the Marysville schools, but individual performances stood out. Tomahawk senior Casey Mills made 3A Districts in the 100-yard backstroke and M-P sophomore Owin Ell made 4A Districts in 200-yard individual medley. Many swimmers, including Tomahawk senior Kaili Swan and freshman Jason Kent, completed the Iron Man challenge in which a swimmer competes in every event over the course of a season. The meet was Tomahawk sophomore Jonathan Pusateri’s last of the season as he was soon to leave with his parents on a mission trip to Africa.
M-P’s 200-yard medley relay A team of seniors Andrew Winquist (29.56 seconds) and Jon Ell (30.04), Willis (24.84) and Jacob Blomberg (23.91) took second with a total time of 1:48.35. MG’s A team of seniors Matt Knowlton (30.09), David Fugate (33.07) and Estella (24.97) and junior Kevin Korte (24.99) took third at 1:53.12. The Tomahawk B team of junior Thomas Durand (32.44), seniors Corey Coombs (31.41) and Justin Cram (28.09) and sophomore Jonathan Pusateri (26.96) finished fifth at 1:58.90.
Willis won the 200-yard freestyle with a 4A Districts-qualifying time of 1:51.86. Winquist took second with a 4A Districts time of 1:53.74 and Durand came in eighth at 2:22.85. Knowlton took sixth at 2:17.86, MG junior Michael Cozart finished seventh at 2:19.52 and freshman Darien Corcoran-Clark came in ninth at 2:34.17.
Pusateri finished fourth in the 200-yard individual medley with a 4A Districts time of 2:21.07. Dalton took fifth with a 4A Districts time of 2:29.45 and Getchell senior Andy Vavrousek came in seventh at 2:48.48. Owin Ell came in sixth with a 3A Districts time of 2:32.51 and Tomahawk senior Connor Zurcher finished eighth at 3:26.29.
Jon Ell took third in the 50-yard freestyle and made 4A Districts at 24.69. Blomberg finished fourth with a 4A Districts-qualifying 25.02 and M-P junior Ryan Carr came in ninth at 28.15. Fugate made 4A Districts in fifth at 25.47, Korte took seventh at 26.77 and Charger junior Jimi Hicks placed eighth at 27.85.
Russell won the 1-meter dive with 163.90 points. Getchell junior Dominique Gray finished second with 119. Tomahawk junior Deshawn Lee took third with 108.85 and M-P sophomore David McCall finished fifth at 100.85. Charger junior Brisen Williams took sixth at 81.85.
Estella won the 100-yard butterfly with a 4A Districts-qualifying 58.03 seconds, Cram finished fourth at a 4A Districts-qualifying 1:05.18, Dalton took fifth with a 4A Districts time of 1:07.25. Tomahawk junior Colton Sellers took sixth with a 3A Districts time of 1:08.18 and Knowlton finished seventh at 1:10.01. M-P freshman Tony Preston came in eighth at 1:19.27.
Winquist finished third in the 100-yard freestyle and made 4A Districts at 51.10 seconds. Blomberg made 3A Districts at 58.38 for fifth, Korte took sixth at 59.11, Hicks came in seventh at 1:03.14, M-P sophomore Grant Baker took eighth at 1:05.23 and MG junior Conner Lindgren finished ninth at 1:13.10.
Cram made 3A Districts in the 500-yard freestyle with a fourth-place, 6:15.12 finish. Owin Ell took fifth with a 3A Districts time of 6:23.27. Swan finished seventh at 7:58.98. Cozart took sixth at 6:37.76.
M-P’s 200-yard freestyle relay A team of Willis (23.70 seconds), Jon Ell (24.48), Blomberg (24.46) and Winquist (23.34) took second at 1:35.98. The Getchell A squad of Knowlton (25.41), Korte (25.00), Fugate (26.15) and Estella (25.05) finished third. MG’s B team of Corcoran-Clark (29.77), junior Daniel Swanson (29.24), Hicks (28.40) and Dalton (27.37) took sixth. The Tomahawk B team of Carr (28.76), Preston (29.97), Coombs (31.10) and Sellers (25.62) finished seventh and M-P’s C team of sophomore Mark Carr (31.57), senior Chad Coragiulo (29.12), Zurcher (29.32) and Lee (28.88) took eighth.
Willis won the 100-yard backstroke and made 4A Districts at 58.44 seconds. Durand made 3A Districts at 1:10.77 for fifth and Tomahawk senior Casey Mills took sixth at a 3A Districts-qualifying 1:11.49. Corcoran-Clark finished seventh at 1:14.32, Fugate eighth at 1:18.33 and Vavrousek ninth at 1:22.94.
Jon Ell took fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 3A Districts time of 1:09.51, Coombs fifth at a 3A Districts time of 1:11.88 and Pusateri sixth to make 3A Districts at 1:13.90. Swanson took seventh at 1:19 and Getchell senior Jacob Helm eighth at 1:32.37.
The Tomahawk 400-yard freestyle relay A team of Pusateri, Durand, Sellers and Cram finished fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay at 4:07.70. MG’s A team of Cozart, Vavrousek, Hicks and Estella took fifth at 4:10.50. M-P’s B team of Ryan Carr, Baker, Owin Ell and Mills came in sixth at 4:23.38. The Tomahawk C team of Zurcher, Coragiulo, Swan and Preston took seventh at 4:52.20.
Jenks said that the Chargers and Tomahawks will work on sprinting, starts, turns and finishes in the last practices of the regular season.
“It’s all fine-tuning from here on out,” Jenks said. “We’ll see what we can get ourselves. Our guys are going to buckle down and work hard.”