Marion wins at States
The Tritons scored 733 team points finishing behind second place Woodstock (751.50 points) and first place Rutland (767.50 points.)
Paige Marion (13-14 age group) was the lone State Champion for the Tritons, taking first place in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 1:00.64, narrowly defeating Burlington Country Club's Grace Palmer who finished with a time of 1:00.68.
"She did outstanding. I think she dropped two seconds, which is hard to do in a 100 (yard) swim, especially when you're already swimming at that level," said coach Alex Ramsvig. "Then she won and we all went nuts. It was really great."
In addition to her first place finish in the freestyle, Marion also recorded three other top five finishes at the meet, taking third place in the 50 yard and 100 yard butterfly with times of 31.05 and 1:13.89, respectively, and fourth place in the 50 yard freestyle (27.81).
The 12U 200 yard relay team of Emily and Sarah Asciutto, Carol Herbert and Aryn Iannuzzi took silver at States breaking the Tritons club record of 1:58.46 that they set at Districts a week earlier by more than a second with a time of 1:57.43. The finish at Districts also broke a 13-year meet record set by Springfield in 2001.
"It was a very close race. They were right there in the hunt the whole time," said Ramsvig. "But I was thrilled with the results even though it wasn't gold because they took a full second off of their record that they set only one week before. So, all of them took a little bit of time off. And again, when you're swimming at a higher level, taking off any amount of time is impressive. So, the fact that they did it one week later is great."
Sarah Asciutto (11-12) turned in a good individual performance at States. She took second place in the 50 yard butterfly and 100 yard freestyle - bettering her previous times by .34 seconds in the butterfly and 1.98 seconds in the freestyle - and also finished third in the 50 yard freestyle and fourth in the 100 yard butterfly.
Corynn Wasyliko (13-14) turned in a good day as well with four of her finishes coming in the top 10. Wasyliko took third place in the 100 yard backstroke (1:11.08) and 50 yard backstroke (32.82), sixth in the 100 yard individual medley (1:12.72) and seventh in the 50 yard butterfly (31.68). Wasyliko also singificantly improved on her times in the 100 individual medley (1.50 seconds) 100 yard backstroke (2.32 seconds) and 50 yard butterfly (1.86 seconds) as well as on the 50 yard backstroke (.61 seconds)
Aryn Iannuzzi (11-12) turned in four top 10 finishes at the meet - three of them in the top five - in addition to her performance in the relay. She finished fourth in the 50 yard freestyle (28.20) and fifth in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:22.92) and 50 yard butterfly (32.16).
Claire Iannuzzi (13-14) had two top five finishes, taking fourth in the 50 yard breaststroke (36.47) and fifth in the 500 yard freestyle (6:14.73).
Emily Asciutto (11-12) also turned in three top 10 finishes on the day, finishing seventh in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 29.85, eighth in the 100 yard individual medley (1:17.70) and 10th in 100 yard breaststroke (1:27.88).
Mylee Downey (9-10) had two top 10 finish, taking ninth in the 25 yard butterfly (17.24) and 50 yard freestyle (35.74).
Gracie Smith (13-14) took 10th place in the 100 yard butterfly (1:39.32).
On the boys side, Ryan Spencer (17-18) turned in a good performance at the meet last weekend. Spencer took third in the 50 yard backstroke (29.70) and 200 yard freestyle (2:11.92) and fourth place in the 100 yard backstroke (1:07.06). He also improved his time by 1.85 seconds in the 200 yard freestyle and bettered his time in the 50 yard backstroke by .06 seconds.
In his one event at States, Will Calder (six and under) took fourth place in the 25 yard freestyle (26.10) bettering his time by .77 seconds.
Aidan Vogel (11-12) also recored a fourth place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:29.37), which was 3.06 second improvement over his previous time.
Twin brother Simon Vogel (11-12) turned in two top five finishes during the meet, taking fifth place in the 100 yard backstroke (1:28.37) and 50 yard backstroke (38.72) and improving his time in both events by 1.91 and 1.71 seconds, respectively.
Nathaniel Jacobs (9-10) had one top 10 finish, taking ninth place in the 25 yard butterfly (19.29).
Liam Walsh (eight and under) also took ninth place in the 100 yard individual medley (2:20.93).
Overall, Ramsvig said he was pleased with the way the team perform at States.
"I was thrilled," said Ramsvig. "I think we were peaking at just the right time almost everyone got at least one best time I think. Most people got all best times and they seemed to really enjoy it and [those] were sort of the two main goals; to improve and also have fun because it is such a short season. So, I'm thrilled with the team's results this year."
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