By Krystle Bono –
Shore Swim traveled to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, in Maryland, for the first time to swim against the Salisbury School Tuesday evening.
The boys team won by a close 46-39, and the girls team fell to Salisbury by a 55-36 count.
Lauren Johnston earned first-place finishes in both the 100-yard fly and 100-yard breast. Lacy Gouldin received first in the 100-yard backstoke. The girls relay team of Johnston, Gouldin, Ann Windsor, and Taylor Thornes, grabbed first in the 200-yard freestyle.
The medley relay team came in second place with Windsor, Madison Johnson, Gouldin, and Thornes. Gouldin and Thornes placed second and third in the 50-yard freestyle sprint. Rachel Gouldin nabbed a second-place finish in the distance race; the 500-yard freestyle. Johnson earned second in the 100-yard breaststroke.
The boys 200-yard medley relay team, with Cade Williams swimming backstroke, Luke Parks swimming breaststroke, Carter Harmon swimming butterfly, and Chad Saunders swimming freestyle, finished second.
Patrick Lilliston earned first-place finishes in both the 200-free and the 500-yard freestyle.
“Patrick is very impressive as a freshman swimmer. Swimming the 200 and 500 free is like running the 1-mile and 2-mile in track, and he has consistently done great in them and won most of them all year, ” said coach Bryan McElwain.
Harmon placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke. Parks grabbed first in the 50-yard sprint freestyle and second in the 100-yard freestyle. Williams earned another first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke. Harmon notched a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke.
The boys team consisting of Harmon, Chad Saunders, Williams, and Parks placed first in the 200-yard free relay, and the 400-yard free relay team of Donathon Johnson, Tyrell Jones, Chad Saunders, and Bennett Cossett also nabbed first in their race.
“The teams were very evenly matched and we look forward to adding the Salisbury team to our list of opponents every year” commented McElwain, “It was a great pool and a great meet for us.”
Shore Swim has one last regular season meet on Feb. 5, against Cambridge, before the team is set to head to regionals Feb. 7.