Messalonskee Boys Swimming
Results & Schedules
Class A Championship
Cape Elizabeth (182),
Monmouth Academy (27),
South Portland (31),
Thornton Academy (48),
|Coach: Sara Rushton (1st season)
Last season: 3rd in KVAC Class A
Top returners: Arthur Conover (Sr., I.M., freestyle, butterfly), Daeghan Elkin (So., freestyle, breaststroke)
Key newcomers: Ben Thibert (Fr., freestyle), Kyle Perkins (Fr., freestyle).
Outlook: Conover holds all of Messalonskee’s school records but the 50 freestyle, which he hopes to capture this season. Last season he won the 200 and 500 free at the Class A meet and was the New England champion in the 500 freestyle. He came within six one-hundreths of a second from winning the Class A 200 IM as well. Also, Elkin qualified for the state meet in the 200 freestyle a year ago. Thibert should provide valuable points in sprint freestyle and relay events.
Coach’s comment: “The boys have been training well. They’re putting in lots of hard work and its going to be important to see that progress in their times. I think its very important for us to get off on the right foot and set the momentum for the season.”
Humble as they come, Lawton leads by example
Trebor Lawton, who led Cheverus to its first Class A title, is a repeat choice as Swimmer of the Year.
[Portland Press Herald 03/16/13]Cheverus gets ´pumped up,´ wins first title since 1979
The Stags, apparently tired of Bangor´s swimming dominance, win comfortably, 372-298.
[Portland Press Herald 02/18/13]Conover seeking third title
Arthur Conover, the two-time defending state champion in the 500 freestyle, is the top seed at the Class A state meet.
[Central Maine Newspapers 02/17/13]
About Messalonskee Boys Swimming
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