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High school swimming

Making waves: Camden Hills pool athletes dive to league championships

Windjammers prove cut above in Class B portion of meet
By Staff | Feb 13, 2020
Photo by: Mark Haskell Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA.

Bath — To say Camden Hills swimmers made a splash at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championships on Monday, Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA would be an understatement.

More like a tsunami that left opponents all wet.

That is because the Windjammers swept to high school team victories — and also earned relay firsts — in the meet that was moved from its original date of Friday, Feb. 7 due to inclement weather.

Watch video and see more photos below.

"On paper the girls looked good to win and did," said veteran Windjammer coach Hodding Carter. "The boys weren’t supposed to win, but with some incredible time improvements by a good number of the boys, they pulled off an exciting upset. It was great to see all their hard work pay off at the conference championships."

First places were earned by the Windjammer girls 200 free relay of Phoebe Root, Sadie Woodruff, Sarah VanLonkhuyzen and Katherine O’Brien and the boys 400 FR of Angus Carter, Trevor Taylor, Oliver Worner and Tor Denny.

Independent student-athletes from Medomak Valley and Oceanside also competed in the league championship meet.

The girls team scores were: Camden Hills of Rockport 267, Belfast and Morse of Bath 251, Waterville-Winslow 155, Erskine Academy of South China 91, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 88 and Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 58.

The boys team scores were: Camden Hills 253, Morse 211, Lincoln Academy 209, Belfast 193, Waterville-Winslow 159, Oceanside of Rockland 30, Erskine Academy 28, Maine Central Institute 19, Mount View 11, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro and Nokomis of Newport 4.

Next up for qualifiers are the state Class B championships, slated for Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 17-18 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Both meets start at noon. The girls compete on Monday and the boys on Tuesday.

The individual and relay results for Midcoast swimmers at the KVAC meet were:

Boys 200 medley relay — 3, Camden Hills (Angus Carter, Cabot Adams, Trevor Taylor, Tor Denny), 1:52.02.

Girls 200 freestyle — 2, Sarah VanLonkhuyzen, CH, 2:04.97; 6, Farin Weidman, CH, 2:18.66; 8, Isabella Tassoni, CH, 2:20.91; and 10, Kassandra Wood, CH, 2:24.61.

Boys 200 free — 3, Oliver Worner, CH, 2:01.91; 4, Simon Fox, Ocean, 2:08.32; 5, Ryan O’Farrell, CH, 2:12.49; and 6, Jason LeBlond, CH, 2:16.21.

Girls 200 individual medley — 2, Sadie Woodruff, CH, 2:21.39; 8, Gail Curtis, CH, 2:42.12; and 10, Kera Griffin, CH, 3:09.79.

Boys 200 IM — 2, Cabot Adams, CH, 2:17.52.

Girls 50 free — 2, Phoebe Root, CH, 26.11; 3, Katherine O’Brien, CH, 26.37; 8, Kaitlyn Walker-Spencer, CH, 29.12; and 9, Kassandra Wood, CH, 29.20.

Boys 50 free — 3, Angus Carter, CH, 23.64; 5, Trevor Taylor, CH, 25.03; 8, Ryan Lynch, Ocean, 26.78; and 15, Dom LaFlamme, Med, 30.73.

Girls 100 butterfly — 2, Josie Lincoln, CH, 1:04.28; 7, Gail Curtis, CH, 1:15.53; and 8, Suzannah Richardi, CH, 1:17.30.

Boys 100 fly — 6, Trevor Taylor, CH, 1:03.71; and 8, Ryan Lynch, CH, 1:06.51.

Girls 100 free — 2, Katherine O’Brien, CH, 57.46; 3, Sarah VanLonkhuyzen, CH, 57.60; and 7, Kaitlyn Walker-Spencer, CH, 1:05.25.

Boys 100 free — 3, Angus Carter, CH, 54.69; 4, Jason LeBlond, CH, 58.12; 5, Lane Cortese, CH, 54.83; 6, Simon Fox, Ocean, 58.51; and 9, Dom LaFlamme, Med, 1:09.29.

Girls 500 free — 2, Isabella Tassoni, CH, 6:07.92; 4, Farin Weidman, CH, 6:27.07; and 8, Suzannah Richardi, CH, 7:30.21.

Boys 500 free — 2, Tor Denny, CH, 5:25.35; 4, Oliver Worner, CH, 5:37.76; and 6, Ryan O’Farrell, CH, 6:42.74.

Girls 200 FR — 1, Camden Hills (Phoebe Root, Sadie Woodruff, Sarah VanLonkhuyzen, Katherine O’Brien), 1:45.58.

Boys 200 FR — 3, Camden Hills (Jason LeBlond, Lane Cortese, Oliver Worner, Cabot Adams), 1:45.22.

Girls 100 backstroke — 2, Phoebe Root, CH, 1:02.32; 5, Josie Lincoln, CH, 1:07.58; and 9, Kera Griffin, CH, 1:20.41.

Boys 100 back — 2, Tor Denny, CH, 1:01.07.

Girls 100 breaststroke — 2, Sadie Woodruff, CH, 1:12.85.

Boys 100 breast — 5, Cabot Adams, CH, 1:10.83; and 6, Lane Cortese, CH, 1:13.50.

Girls 400 FR — 3, Camden Hills (Josie Lincoln, Farin Weidman, Isabella Tassoni, Sarah VanLonkhuyzen), 4:07.00.

Boys 400 FR — 1, Camden Hills (Angus Carter, Trevor Taylor, Oliver Worner, Tor Denny), 3:46.92.

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Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B swim championships
Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 in Bath (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B high school swim championships on Feb. 10 at the Bath Family YMCA. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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