MARYSVILLE — The Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell boys swim teams hosted the Shorecrest Scots for their first dual meet of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
The Scots managed to out-swim the Marysville teams, topping the Chargers 140-45 and topping the Tomahawks 135-50, but despite the initial loss, Marysville head coach Meredith Jenks is expecting a good season overall.
“The start of the season has been going very well,” said Jenks. “This is really a great group of boys. There’s a really great team atmosphere with both M-P and MG practicing together.”
Jenks noted that both teams offered several returning seniors and strong swimmers.
“For M-P we have Colin Willis, who is a returning senior, as well as Jonathon Pusateri. And for MG there’s Daniel Swanson, Kevin Korte and Connor DeMarco, who is a freshman, but he’s been doing really well. This meet is a chance for us to go out and show what we’re made of.”
M-P’s Willis took first for the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:05.45, as well as the 100-yard butterfly with a final time of 59.28.
MG’s Korte took second place in the 50-yard freestyle with a final time of 24.58, as well as the 100-yard freestyle with a final time of 57.22. MG’s Swanson took second place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a final time of 1:14.55.
MP’s Pusateri placed third in the 200-yard freestyle with a final time of 2:09.9. MP’s Ryan Carr took third place in the 100-yard freestyle with a final time of 1:01.36, while teammate Tony Preston took third in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:13.49.
MG’s Austyn Galang took third place in the 200-yard freestyle with a final time of 2:14.95, while teammate Taylor Dalton took fourth by two seconds with a time of 2:14.97.
Both Charger and Tomahawks relay teams placed in the top three.
Getchell’s relay team of Dari Corcoran-Clark, Swanson, Dalton and Korte took third in the 200-yard medley with a time of 1:59.49.
MG took third in the 200-yard relay, with the team of Michael Cozart, Conner Lindgren, Swanson and DeMarco, who finished with a time of 1:51.57.
The 400-yard relay team of Dalton, Corcoran-Clark, Jimi Hicks, and Korte also finished third with a time of 4:11.60.
MP’s 200-yard medley relay team of Thomas Durand, Pusateri, Willis and Jacob Blomberg finished third with a time of 1:56.76. The 200-yard relay team of Willis, Blomberg, Grant Baker and Owin Ell took third with a time of 1:45.45. Their 400-yard relay team of Carr, Preston, Durand and Pusateri took third with a time of 4:10.19.
Marysville divers made an impact, as MP’s Taner Husby took third with a score of 144.4 and David McCall took fourth with 73.65. MG’s Brisen Williams took third place with 118.95 and Dominique Gray took fourth with a score of 109.45.
Both Marysville swim and dive teams are set to compete against Cascade at home at 2:45 p.m.