The Ellsworth Swim Teams split with Bangor on Friday, December 14th at Husson University. The Ellsworth Boys defeated Bangor 107-63 while the Ellsworth Girls lost 119-66. Despite the loss, the Ellsworth Girl's relay teams broke 2 school records! Here are the results and comments by Coach Goodman

It was an exciting meet with great races.  Bangor was an excellent host as always, with the spirit and sportsmanship on deck awesome and the meet professionally executed.

The Ellsworth Girls Relay Teams, set 2 new school records in the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay. The relay teams consist of Ellie Clarke, Miriam Nelson, Caitlin MacPherson and Kristy Barry.

200 MR – Kristy Barry (FR) Back, Caitlin MacPherson (JR) Breaststroke, Ellie Clarke (SR) Fly, and Miriam Nelson (SR) Free.  The new record time is 1:56.69.  The old record was set in 2016, at 1:58.28.

400 Free Relay – Ellie Clarke, Miriam Nelson, Caitlin MacPherson, Kristy Barry.  The new record time set is  3:57.72.  The old record was set back in 2015, at 3:58.83.

L – R : Ellie Clarke, Miriam Nelson, Caitlin MacPherson, Kristy Barry. Photo James Goodman

Ellsworth now has their first diver ever, Elena Springer, a freshman, and she set th team record with her six dives earning 135.5 diving points.  She also qualified for States in her first meet diving.  She demonstrated superb poise and skill in her dives, and is a welcome addition to the girls team.

In addition, Ellie Clarke won her 50 Free in a superb sprint, and Kristy Barry easily won the grueling 500 free. The team also made a great showing in the fast heat for points.

The boys team also had an awesome meet as noted by the score.  The boys relay teams dominated in all three events placing first in each and with the B team placing third in each.  Superb swims in the individual events is noted by Sean Hill in the 200 and 100 Free, Camden Holmes in the 50 Free and 100 Free,  and Sam Pelletier, Nick Partridge, and Calvin Nelson, sweeping first, second, and third in the 100 Breaststroke.  The team also did well placing for points across the events.

Overall, Ellsworth High School had a superb meet.  They achieved 31 State qualifying times.  Most swimmers also experienced drops in times for their swims.  Spirit was running high, and the cheering was continuous throughout the meet.  A good effort was made by all with many of our swimmers in different events from last week also making some best times.  They are building up experience and confidence in their races, and winning not only against the competition, but more importantly against the clock, and making qualifying times for States.  The team continues to build and work forward through the season to the championship meets in February.

The next meet is a home meet Friday, December 21st at Ellsworth DEFY against Washington Academy.

Here's the Link to the Results Ellsworth-Bangor Swimming Results December 14