Marlington’s varsity swim team gave an eye-opening performance in their opening meet to the 2018-19 season. Both the boys and girls performed efficiently in their efforts, and the results reflect this in full.
The girls took home a commanding win over both Alliance and Crestwood, with their score having a difference of a whole 54 points in front of second place. The girls dominated in nearly every event that they swam in.
The most emphatic performance came from freshman Baila Bugara, who in her first meet as a high schooler, turned in a dominant showcase. To go with participating in two winning relays, she single-handedly took over the 200 I.M and 500 freestyle, lapping the competition three times and finishing three minutes ahead of second in the latter.
Senior Nichol Ellisen also turned in a notable performance, as she took home the win in both the 50 and 100 yard freestyle. She was also a part of the willing relays that were previously mentioned.
Capping off the girls’ successful night was a come from behind victory in the 400 yard freestyle relay, which included Sarah Chunko, Mackenna Ryan, Lauren Landon, and Olivia Ryan.
While the boys did not pick up an overall victory, there were a few telling showcases throughout the meet. Junior Colin Kunz turned in a 1:15 time in the 100 yard breaststroke, and Alex Tarter added a time of 27:85 in the 50 yard freestyle.
This meet was the first opportunity for the team to show their immense talents on a high level, and they capitalized on it accordingly. The team hopes to continue showing their signs of greatness as the year goes on.