Ellsworth’s Sam Alvarado breaks team record
BANGOR — Ellsworth High School swimmer Sam Alvarado set a new team record in the boys’ 500-yard freestyle on Thursday at a dual meet against George Stevens Academy and Hampden.Alvarado, a junior, finished the race at Husson University in four minutes and 51.89 seconds, breaking the 4:53.09 mark set in 2009 by Brian Batson. The runner-up, Dylan Noyes of Hampden, finished more than a minute and a half later in 6:33.05.“We had a lot of great swims and more state qualifying times achieved,” Ellsworth coach Jim Goodman said. “Almost every swimmer dropped their time in at least one event.”Both the Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ teams took first. For the boys, Ellsworth won with 71 points, and Hampden took second with 66. For the girls, Ellsworth won with 56 points, and GSA placed second with 50.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOf Ellsworth’s 32 swimmers, 20 have notched a combined 97 state-qualifying times.“Very proud of their efforts,” Goodman said. “The team continues to work hard in practice and swim through the dual meets to get ready for the PVC and state championships in February.”First-place finishers are listed below:Girls’ 200-yard medley relay: Ellsworth’s Leah Stevens, Sidney Hamilton, Jessica Cohen and Katie Walton (2:09.37).Boys’ 200-yard medley relay: Ellsworth’s Cooper Holmes, Hayden Sattler, Richie Matthews and Austin Baron (1:47.17).Girls’ 200-yard freestyle: GSA’s Maya Pelletier (2:17.52).Boys’ 200-yard freestyle: Ellsworth’s Talor Hamilton (1:46.37).Girls’ 200-yard individual medley: GSA’s Ava Sealander (2:21.58).Boys’ 200-yard individual medley: Ellsworth’s Cooper Holmes (2:05.13).Girls’ 50-yard freestyle: Ellsworth’s Sidney Hamilton (27.06).Boys’ 50-yard freestyle: Ellsworth’s Camden Holmes (23.37).Girls’ 100-yard butterfly: GSA’s Ava Sealander (1:02.56).Boys’ 100-yard butterfly: Hampden’s Cameron LaBree (58.85).Girls’ 100-yard freestyle: Hampden’s Cara Whitmore (1:06.07).Boys’ 100-yard freestyle: Ellsworth’s Cooper Holmes (49.73).Girls’ 500-yard freestyle: Hampden’s Gabbi Bourgoin (6:02.42).Boys’ 500-yard freestyle: Ellsworth’s Sam Alvarado (4:51.89).Girls’ 200-yard freestyle relay: GSA’s Alessandra Rovescala, Ava Sealander, Emma Larson-Whittaker and Maya Pelletier (1:57.87).Boys’ 200-yard freestyle relay: Ellsworth’s Hayden Sattler, Sam Alvarado, Camden Holmes and Talor Hamilton (1:36.05).Girls’ 100-yard backstroke: Ellsworth’s Jessica Cohen (1:13.27).Boys’ 100-yard backstroke: Hampden’s Brian Dysart (1:02.78).Girls’ 100-yard breaststroke: Ellsworth’s Sidney Hamilton (1:18.11).Boys’ 100-yard breaststroke: Ellsworth’s Talor Hamilton (1:05.09).Girls’ 100-yard freestyle relay: GSA’s Hanna Jordan, Maya Pelletier, Emma Larson-Whittaker and Ava Sealander (4:24.35).