Tommies win four events at home swim meet

Tomahawk freshman Karoline Schaufler swims the second leg of the winning 800 freestyle relay.   - Danielle Szulczewski
Tomahawk freshman Karoline Schaufler swims the second leg of the winning 800 freestyle relay.
— image credit: Danielle Szulczewski

MARYSVILLE — Marysville teams won four out of 12 events and also showed in several more when the Tomahawk swim team hosted score-free jamboree at their pool Sept. 9.

Oak Harbor, Snohomish and Glacier Peak also proved competitive in the meet composed entirely of relays. While several events might have sounded familiar on paper to swimmers, none of the events that took place here will be seen again this season.

For example, M-P took second in both 400 medley relays. The first Tomahawk relay team of Melody Travis, Melinda Blomberg, Jewel LeValley and Kami Girard merely swam twice the distance of the usual meet-opening 200 medley relay. But when the event came around again later in the meet, the quartet of Leah Gordon, Amanda Collins, Karoline Schaufler and Megan Shoemaker each swam an individual medley for 100 yards, or half the distance of the usual 200 individual medley contest.

The Tommies won the 800 freestyle relay in 8:47.13, besting second-place Oak Harbor by more than 30 seconds. The team was composed of LeValley, Schaufler, Kendall Vincelette and Girard. M-P also easily won back-to-back events — a team diving event in a head-to-head competition with Glacier Peak, followed by a win in the 100 freestyle relay. The team of Girard, Blomberg, Emily Reinig and Rae Nall were seven seconds faster than the Everett team that placed second.

M-P got its fourth win in the three-man 150 breaststroke relay with Blomberg, Gordon and Shoemaker.

Marysville faces Meadowdale in its first dual meet Sept. 18.

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