Cony Girls, Cheverus Boys Win Maine Class A State Championships

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The Cony High School girls and the Cheverus High School boys both repeated as team champions at the 2018 Maine Class A Swimming and Diving State Championships. The boys competed on Feb. 17 while the girls raced on Feb. 19.

At the girls’ meet, Cony High School won their second-consecutive Maine Class A state title with 280 points. Scarborough finished close behind with 259 points, followed by Falmouth (226.5), Kennebunk (218) and Bangor (214).

Cheverus High School won the boys’ Class A team crown for the sixth-straight year, finishing with a total of 328 points. Bangor took second with 250 points, followed by Brunswick (174), Waterville-Winslow (152) and Portland (145).

Girls Meet

Full Results

Cony’s Tessa Jorgensen (30.70), Cecilia Guadalupi (30.20), Gabby Low (25.15) and Talia Jorgensen (27.33) began the meet with a win in the 4×50 medley relay, stopping the clock with a final time of 1:53.38. Jorgensen (25.40), Amanda Jorgensen (26.68), Low (24.34) and Guadalupi (24.19) were also victorious in the 4×50 free relay (1:40.61).

Low dominated the 100 fly, posting a time of 55.38 as the only swimmer under the one-minute barrier. Messalonskee’s Kenzie Burton finished second in 1:00.41 and Falmouth’s Mae Causey took third in 1:02.51. She also won the 100 back in 56.28 ahead of Scarborough’s Charlotte Pratt (1:02.10) and Waterville-Winslow’s Leah Shoulta (1:04.63).

Guadalupi (24.75) sprinted to first place in the 50 free, followed by Scarborough teammates Hannah Griffin (25.08) and Jane Greenberg (25.77). She also won the 500 free (5:12.43) followed by Kennebunk’s Isabel Harms (5:22.43) and Scarborough’s Morgan Porter (5:24.16).

Griffin cruised to first in the 200 IM, touching the wall in 2:11.58 to finish nearly five seconds ahead of runner-up Caroline Arpin (2:16.35) of Cheverus and her teammate Emma MacDonald (2:17.42).

Talia Jorgensen earned the gold in the 100 free in a time of 54.89. LEW’s Brooke Cloutier (55.66) was second and Pratt (56.39) took third. SP’s Molly Mawhinney won the 100 breast (1:09.18) while Cloutier (1:09.31) and Kennebunk’s Grace Soucy (1:12.03) finished second and third.

Burton won the 200 free in 1:58.53. Porter also dipped under the two-minute barrier to finish second in 1:59.70 and Talia Jorgensen took third in 2:00.26. Scarborough’s Porter (55.93), Greenberg (56.55), MacDonald (57.19) and Griffin (54.68) teamed up to win the 4×100 free relay in 3:44.35.

Bangor’s Ella Stone dominated the 1-meter diving, earning first place with a final score of 415.45. Falmouth’s Sophia Ham dove to second with 360.60 points and Kennebunk’s Taylor Nguyen finished third with a score of 318.60.

Boys Meet

Full Results

Bangor’s Carson Prouty (24.05), Colby Prouty (24.97), Derek Irish (24.59) and Brenden Martin (23.72) began the meet by dominating the 4×50 medley relay, winning the event by over four seconds with a time of 1:37.33. Their time eclipsed their own state and meet record of 1:37.61 set last year at this meet. Carson Prouty (21.34), Jeffrey Burns (24.29), Irish (22.99) and Colby Prouty (21.73) also teamed up to give Bangor a win in the 4×50 free relay in 1:30.35.

Cheverus’ Brim Peabody won a close 200 free battle, touching the wall in 1:43.78 to out-touch Carson Prouty’s 1:43.81 as both swimmers finished well ahead of the rest of the field. Cheverus’ Phineas Underwood finished third in 1:50.20.

Peabody, a freshman, later cruised to first in the 500 free, winning the race by 16 seconds in 4:47.41. Scarborough’s Gavin McLeod (5:03.37) swam to second and Waterville-Winslow’s John Reisert (5:07.11) finished in third.

After earning a silver in the 200 free, Carson Prouty earned his gold in the 100 back. The sophomore won with a quick 51.81, followed by Cony’s Nathaniel Berry (54.00) and Portland’s Will Couture (54.04).

Colby Prouty, who will swim for UConn next year, demolished the field in the 200 IM to win by nearly 13 seconds in 1:52.75. His time broke the previous meet record of 1:53.07 set back in 2013. Deering’s Owen McLaughlin finished third in 2:05.06 and Cheverus’ Ben Adams touched in 2:05.96 for third.

Colby Prouty crushed his own state and meet record of 57.31 in the 100 breast en route to posting a final time of 56.17 for the win. Brunswick’s Brian Hess took second in 1:00.64 and Hampden’s Cameron LaBree was third in 1:03.83.

Hess won the 50 free in 21.87 as the only swimmer to crack the 22-second barrier. Berry (22.49) and Thornton Academy’s Eli Steward (22.50), were second and third, respectively.

LaBree powered his way to first place in the 100 fly, finishing with a time of 53.22. Couture got his hands on the wall in 53.39 for second and Messalonskee’s Edmund Couture swam a 54.77 for third.

Brunswick’ Matt Yost earned the gold in the 100 free, stopping the clock in a time of 4913. Steward (49.21) grabbed the silver while Underwood (50.22) snagged the bronze.

Cheverus’ Underwood (50.55), Peabody (50.48), Jeremy Baker (53.94) and Adams (50.20) combined to win the 4×100 free relay in 3:25.17, just ahead of Brunswick’s 3:25.35.

On the boards, Bucksport’s Anthony Wardwell dove to first in the 1-meter diving with a total score of 396.00. Falmouth’s Griffin Conley was second (320.25) and Kennebunk’s Aiden Ward (313.50) was third.

2 Comments

2 comments

  1. Tracie Chicoine

    Betsy Perron – Falmouth is mentioned.

  2. Tracie Chicoine

    Risa Causey – Mae is mentioned by name.

Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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