Swim teams make solid showing at PVCs Sealander takes first in medley event

Sports; gsa; swim; Ellsworth; Ava; Sealander; 120415; Eagles; GSA; George Stevens Academy; game; high school; school; sports; swimming; team Ava Sealander win the 200 yard inidivdual medley. Photo byFranklin Brown

Ava Sealander, shown in an earlier meet, wins the 200 yard indivdual medley at the Penobscot Valley Conference championship. Photo by Franklin Brown

Blue Hill—The Eagle girls swim team finished a solid seventh out of 14 teams at the Penobscot Valley Conference swimming and diving championships at the University of Maine in Orono on February 6.

“They did awesome,” Coach Don Driscoll said.

Ava Sealander scored a first place in the 200 yard individual medley, her 2:17.98 finish a full five seconds faster than the second-place finishing time. In the 100 yard butterfly, she placed second at 1:01:79, less than one second behind the winner.

The girls team placed seventh out of 14 teams, with 94 points. Mount Desert Island placed first with 234, and Ellsworth fourth with 159.

Maya Pelletier raced to a third-place finish in the 500 yard freestyle, with a time of 5:55.08.

Emma Larson-Whittaker and Hanna Jordan placed in events, as did the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Larson-Whittaker, Jordan, Pelletier and Sealander.

The boys’ event was held on February 8 at Husson University, where the Eagles “all did their best times of the year,” Driscoll said. Individual results from the boys’ championship were not available by press time.

State championships will be held at Bowdoin College on February 15 (girls) and 16 (boys).

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