MHS swimmers split competition with Thomas Worthington

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Marysville’s Riley Sharrick (top photo) and Aron Moledor (bottom) are pictured during competition on Wednesday against Thomas Worthington. The Lady Monarchs won their meet.
(Journal-Tribune photos by Tim Miller)
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A local high school swimming meet at the Union County YMCA on Wednesday finished with mixed results for Marysville High School athletes.
The MHS girls squad downed Thomas Worthington, 88-71, while the Monarch boys fell, 110-40, to the Cardinals.
“This was a huge win for our girls, especially since we fell short of Thomas Worthington by 26 points last year,” said coach Craig Faircloth. “Additionally, this was the first time in my six years as head coach that our girls have beaten Thomas Worthington in a dual meet.
“The girls won this year in large part due to superior depth both in individual events and in important relay events,” he said. “By finishing first and third in two relays and second and third in another, we managed to outscore them 26-16 in the three relay events.
“A very important event for us individually was the 100 backtroke, where we took the top three places and outscored them 13-2,” he said.
First-place finishes for the Lady Monarchs were as follows:
-50 freestyle: Rachel Poling, 26.24;
-500 freestyle: Mikayla Seman, 5:55.62;
-200 freestyle relay: Morgan Grawe, Seman, Jimenez, Poling), 1:50.68;
-100 backstroke: Emma Lowe, 1:13.25;
-400 freestyle relay: Grawe, Seman, Jimenez, Poling, 4:05.83.
The Monarch boys placed first in a pair of events.
Aron Moledor captured top honors in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:38.95.
Hank Luther did the same in the 100 breastroke as he was clocked in 1:05.52.
“Our boys swam well despite being outmatched in depth and talent to Thomas Worthington,” said Faircloth. “We had two significant individual event wins and we were competitive in other events.”



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