Brandon Adam/Staff Photo Abby Magee, right, and her swim coach Jaclin Legore Hodgins hug it out at the 3A state swim meet.

Abby Magee: proud to represent M-P one last time

MARYSVILLE — Marysville-Pilchuck senior Abby Magee has left a mark at her soon-to-be Alma mater.

“She basically has the schedule of a college student,” swim coach Jaci Legore Hodgins said. “She really has managed a super-human feat.”

Magee at state swam for M-P, but other than that she has accomplished a lot for her school and Marysville.

She has a 3.87 grade point average, played golf and recently signed a letter of intent to swim and study at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.

She plans to go into the science field with the intent of becoming a physician’s assistant.

She’s done all this while taking college-level courses.

Her other task is managing the school’s first-ever “M-PHS Connect” app as the ASB public relations manager.

The app informs students on what activities are going on around campus, including sporting and club events.

“I feel more connected with the school because I have this great service that I can help people use,” she said.

It launched in September and since then, it has 1,300 downloads. She’s hoping the app reaches 1,500 by next month.

Magee is responsible for uploading the content, making sure all the dates and times are correct.

“People want things on there very quickly,” she said. “I have to be on my A-game.”

It can be stressful.

“Because everyone knows I run it so if I ever mess up on a time it’s on my back,” she said.

But she has learned to cope with her busy schedule and responsibilities.

“I’ve learned that time management is very important,” she said. “Most of the time, I plan.”

Magee recently competed at the 3A state swim meet in Federal Way.

“I was very fortunate that I could represent Marysville one last time,” she said.

“I was obviously sad because it’s all over.”

At state, she placed 11th in the 100 butterfly in 59.88 seconds; and 14th in the 200 individual medley in two minutes, 13.74 seconds.

“I felt like I did well,” Magee said.

“I was really happy that my times were consistent from districts to state.”

The consistency is important because she’s also a club swimmer for the Marysville Marlins.

There’s a difference between club and team swimming, she said.

“High school swimming is all about sprinting and to be able to sprint well, you need to have a certain level of endurance, which I built during club swimming,” she said.

Both will prepare her for swimming for Augustana, she said.

“It will correlate with my college team because I have that base—knowing what’s best for my team and being a competitor,” Magee said.

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