Makos strong in championship swim meet on Nantucket

Back row: Oliver Dorr, Ryan Laslovich, Evan Sauter. Middle row: Ruairi Mullin, Annabelle Brothers, Gabby Carr, Christian Flanders, Everett Dorr, Padraic Mullin, Coach Rainy. Front Row: Andrue Carr, Jack Crawford and Olympia Hall.

The Makos swimmers traveled to Nantucket last weekend for their season championship meet, and ended the 2017-18 winter season with a strong showing.

Despite having the smallest team, the Makos placed third out of four teams, with five swimmers placing in the top three in individual high points awards.

Evan Sauter won the Highest Point Award for the boys 15 and over age group, while Harrison Dorr was third. Oliver Dorr placed second among the 13-14 boys, Christian Flanders was third in the 11-12 boys group, and Michael Calheta placed third in the boys 8 and under age group.

Saturday, in the first day of the championships, Michael Calheta, Ronan Mullin, Sylvia Carroll, and Lily Haynes each recorded personal best times. Michael, in the 8 and under age group, placed first in the 25 breaststroke, and third in both the 25 backstroke and 50 freestyle. Ronan (9-10 age group) captured third in the 50 butterfly and 100 freestyle, and fourth in 50 freestyle. Sylvia and Lily (9-10) placed eighth and 12th respectively in the 50 backstroke and 50 freestyle. Sylvia placed seventh in the 50 breaststroke, and Lily placed 13th in the 100 freestyle.

Swimmers age 11 and over competed on Sunday. Evan Sauter and Harrison Dorr (15 and over boys), in their final season with the Makos, led the way. Evan finished first in all of his events: the 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke and 100 freestyle. Harrison placed second in the 50 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Both swam relays in their age group with Oliver Dorr and Ruairi Mullin, placing second in the 200 medley and third in the 200 freestyle.

Among the 13-14 boys, Oliver Dorr finished first in the 50 and 100 freestyle, and third in the 50 butterfly, while Ruairi Mullin swam third in the 50 and 100 freestyle, plus the 50 backstroke.

Christian Flanders led the boys 11-12 age group, taking first in the 50 freestyle, second in the 100 freestyle and fourth in the 50 butterfly. Jack Crawford earned a personal best time with a second-place finish in the 50 breaststroke, and swam to fifth in both the 50 and 100 freestyles. Andrue Carr captured second in the 50 backstroke, sixth in the 50 freestyle, and eighth in the 100 freestyle. Everett Dorr was third in the backstroke, and sixth in both freestyle events. Padraic Mullin placed fifth in the backstroke, tied Andrue for seventh in the 50 freestyle, and earned another seventh place in the 100 free.

For the Makos girls, Gabby Carr (13-14 group) finished second in the 50 backstroke, and swam fourth in the 50 and 100 freestyles. Yayla DeChiara (13-14) placed fourth in the 50 butterfly, and sixth in both freestyle events.

Annabelle Brothers (11-12) won the 50 backstroke, took third in the 100 individual medley, and fifth in the 50 breaststroke. Olympia Hall (11-12) finished seventh in the 100 freestyle, eighth in the 50 freestyle, and ninth in the 50 backstroke.

All four girls swam together in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays, placing second in both.

The Makos swim team is coached by Rainy Goodale, and will start their spring season practice on April 2 at the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard.