Shore Swim Defeats Seaford

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By Krystle Bono
Last Thursday, Shore Swim traveled to the Boys and Girls Club in Seaford, Del., with the boys winning 78-70, and the girls bringing back a 92-32 victory.

The boys medley relay team came from behind the pack to touch the end at the exact same time, resulting in a tie for first. According to Coach Bryan McElwain, that is something that is rarely seen at a meet.

Patrick Lilliston earned first place in the 200-meter freestyle with Bennett Cossett in second. Carter Harmon was first in the 200-meter IM by less than a second. Luke Parks won the 50-meter freestyle sprint race with an impressive 25.58 second swim, and Chad Saunders came in third. Parks and Saunders also went one and three in the 100-meter freestyle. Lilliston won the lengthy 500-meter freestyle.

Harmon, Cade Williams, Saunders, and Parks all grabbed first in the 200-meter freestyle relay and Grady Harmon, Donathon Johnson, Cossett, and Lilliston were second.
Williams earned second place in the 100-meter backstroke, with Cossett placing third. Carter Harmon grabbed first in the 100-meter breaststroke.

The boys 400-meter freestyle relay team placed second with Johnson, Grady Harmon, Cossett, and Lilliston. The boys had an impressive showing, winning eight out of the 10 events they participated in.

Ann Windsor, Madison Johnson, Lauren Johnston, and Lacy Gouldin earned first in the 200-meter medley relay to start off the girls meet. Rachel Gouldin and Jamie Wert were second and third in the 200-meter freestyle.

Lacy Gouldin earned first in the 200-meter IM. Johnson placed first, with Windsor second and Allie Penland third to sweep the top-three spots in the 50-meter freestyle sprint race. Johnston finished first in the 100-meter butterfly. Nora Bahn was second and McKaley Parks earned third in the 100-meter freestyle. Rachel Gouldin and Wert went two and three in the 500-meter freestyle. Lacy Gouldin, Windsor, Johnson, and Johnston notched a first-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle relay.

Gouldin was first and Windsor was second in the 100-meter backstroke. Johnston earned first and Johnson was second in the 100-meter breaststroke. Penland, Wert, Parks, and Rachel Gouldin took down the 400-meter freestyle relay, notching first. The girls team finished first overall in 8 out of the 11 events they took part in.

Coming up tonight, Shore Swim will make the long trek to Hampton Sydney College to compete against Prince Edward County at 6 p.m.