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M-P relays qualify for state
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell girls swim teams hosted Snohomish and Glacier Peak on Thursday, Oct. 18, and the Tomahawks managed to defeat Snohomish, 97-90.
While Snohomish managed a 124-42 victory over Getchell, and Glacier Peak managed a 102-84 defeat over the Tomahawks and a 136-33 defeat of the Chargers, the Tomahawks still glowed with pride over their impressive race times.
“The Lady Tommie swim and dive team defeated Snohomish yesterday, 97-90, and came darn close to Glacier Peak,” said head coach Jaci LeGore Hodgins on Oct. 19. “This was a major accomplishment.”
“Senior Hannah Taylor won both the 200 meter freestyle and 500 meter freestyle and played a huge role in why we qualified in the 200 meter free relay, swimming a 00:23.77 anchor leg — which is fast,” said LeGore Hodgins.
M-P freshman Ashlee Richmond swam a best time and was third in the 200 meter freestyle. Other impressive times for M-P include junior Melody Coleman’s 200 meter individual medley win, with a final time of 2:12.46, qualifying her for state.
“[She] swam a fantastic 200 IM and won it, bettering her last swim by 5 seconds, and qualified for state,” said LeGore Hodgins.
Another Tomahawks win included their 200 meter freestyle relay team of Coleman, Rebekah Pusateri, Madison Rossnagle and Hannah Taylor, who won their race with a time of 1:46.24, qualifying them for state as well. Coleman also succeeded in winning the 100 meter backstroke with a time of 1:03.17.
“It was a great meet for us,” said LeGore Hodgins. “Seniors Rosemary Mohr and diver Aryn Hoyt, frosh Madison Rossnagle, junior Maddison Stevens, junior Lydia Strough and sophomore Serena Corbett all deserve major kudos for their efforts to help us win as well.”
The Tomahawks host the Last Chance Meet on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 2:45 p.m. The aptly named event is the last opportunity for area swimmers to compete for district and state qualifying times. Qualifying swimmers and divers will head to the 3A/4A District Dive Prelims on Oct. 31 at Mariner High School and the 3A District Swim Prelims at Marysville-Pilchuck on Nov. 2.