By TJ Millman
The Milford Boys and Girls Swim Teams both managed to pick up a win against Poly Tech this past week, with the boys taking outscoring the Panthers by a score of 93-70 and the girls by a score of 119-40. These wins move the girls to 3-3 on the year and the boys just one win behind at 2-4.
The boys team picked up 7 wins on the 11 events of the day, and the winners are as follows: Junior Ryan Mackesey in the 200 freestyle, junior Stone Davis in the 50 freestyle, junior Ben Sobota in the 100 butterfly, freshman Mason Sauers in the 100 freestyle, and junior Stone Davis in the 500 freestyle. Milford also won two relays, the 200 medley and 200 freestyle, made up of Mackesey. Sauers. Sobota. Davis, and senior Kevin Rossetti.
“We have really good swimmers on this team, we just lack depth. All of our guys are capable of picking up wins, but we give up points on second and third place finishes to the other team because we just don’t have enough guys,” Sobota said. “This automatically sets us behind bigger teams, but we have what we have to work with. A meet like today, where both teams are on the smaller side, shows just how capable our guys are of picking up wins.”
Milford’s girls only dropped one single event, winning 10 out of 11, and the winners are as follows: senior Cameron Quinn in the 200 freestyle, sophomore Emily Morgan in the 200 IM, senior Sydney Millman in the 50 freestyle, senior Sydney Millman in the 100 butterfly, senior Kaylee Groce in the 100 freestyle, senior Brea Wells in the 500 freestyle, senior Brea Wells in the 100 backstroke, and sophomore Emily Morgan in the 100 breaststroke. Relay wins were in the 200 medley and the 400 freestyle made up of Millman, Wells, Morgan, and freshman Sophia Williams. The girls had quite a few swimmers swimming outside of their normal events, but Milford’s girls showed their versatility as swimmers, still managing to pick up wins.
“Today was a lot of fun. We had a few swimmers swim different events than we normally do so we could put down some times for conference qualifying, and it was cool getting to try something different,” Millman said. “It’s nice knowing that we have enough good swimmers that we can move people around and still pick up wins. Normally I swim the 200 free, but I was able to do the 50 today, and Cam [Cameron Quinn] was able to step right up and still bring home a win for us.”
Milford travels to Caesar Rodney for their next meet, on Tuesday January 23. The meet is set to start at 3:30 PM. CR Boys are 8-0 on the year and the Girls are 7-1, but Milford will have a chance to bounce back on Thursday, January 25 with a home meet against long-time rival Lake Forest. That meet is also slated for 3:30 PM.
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