MP’s Coleman, Taylor shine at districts

Herald staff

MARYSVILLE — Marysville Pilchuck’s Melody Coleman and Hannah Taylor each won two events, while the Shorewood Thunderbirds took the overall team title at the Wesco 3A District swimming finals.

Coleman won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 backstroke and Taylor was victorious in the 100 yard butterfly and 100 backstroke.

“Both (Coleman and Taylor) swam faster in the finals then in the prelims,” said Tomahawks coach Jaci LeGore-Hodgins. “I’m really excited to see what they can bring at the state meet.”

The Thunderbirds, despite not winning an individual event, used two relay wins and superior numbers to take the team crown with a score of 517. Oak Harbor finished second with 443.

“Our goal was to win the meet,” Shorewood coach Susie McDowell said afterwards. “Our team has a lot of depth and the district format serves us well.”

McDowell wanted her team to sweep the relay events, but had to settle for two out of three, the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay, including breaking a school record in the medley relay. The Meadowdale team of Anna Keane, Anne Shirey, Anabella King, and Victoria Nguyenle prevented a Thunderbirds sweep with a 400 freestyle win.

At Marysville Pilchuck H.S.

Team scores—Shorewood 517, Oak Harbor 443, Meadowdale 291.5, Stanwood 238.5, Glacier Peak 236.5, Marysville Pilchuck 234, Shorecrest 196, Marysville Getchell 153, Mountlake Terrace 106, Everett 74, Ferndale 65.5

200 medley relay—1. Shorewood (Britt Blomso, Christina Garrison, Ann Tardiff, Anni Hecker) 1:53.36, 2. Meadowdale (Catherine VanFarowe, Anne Shirey, Victoria Nguyenle, Anna Keane) 1:53.75, Marysville Pilchuck (Melody Coleman, Madi Rossnagle, Hannah Taylor, Rebekah Pusateri) 1:55.31; 200 freestyle—Marissa Morris (OH) 2:02.20; 200 individual medley—1. Coleman 2:13.30, 2. Autumn Wunderlich (GP) 2:15.99; 50 freestyle—1. Keane 23.80, 2. Hecker 24.86; Diving—Courtney Moss (MG) 340.00; 100 butterfly—1. Taylor 56.71, Emily Huffer (OH) 58.59, 3. Riley Morgan (MLT) 1:00.77, 4. Blomso 1:01.45; 100 freestyle—1. Keane 52.11, 2. Hecker 54.55; 500 freestyle—Morris 5:28.82, 200 freestyle relay—1. Shorewood (Ari Norberg, Blomso, Garrison, Annika Stenfjord) 1:43.73, 2. Marysville Pilchuck (Taylor, Pusateri, Rossnagle, Coleman) 1:44.36, 3. Oak Harbor (Huffer, Therese Desquitado, Akasha Trisler, Morris) 1:44.43; 100 backstroke—1. Taylor 57.84, 2. Huffer 59.14, 3. Wunderlich 1:02.20, 4. Blomso 1:02.29; 100 breaststroke—1. Coleman 1:08.73, 2. Garrison 1:10.70, 3. Shirey 1:11.00, 4. Trisler 1:11.90; 400 freestyle relay—Meadowdale (Keane, Shirey, Anabella King, Nguyenle) 3:44.54, 2. Shorewood (Nicola Gerbino, Megan Ransom, Stenfjord, Hecker) 3:48.63, 3. Oak Harbor (Morris, Mollie Briddell, Trisler, Huffer) 3:52.63.

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