Spencer, Marion, French lead way for Tritons in Killington
KILLINGTON — The Manchester Tritons swim team made the trip to Killington for a meet Tuesday afternoon.
The Tritons had strong performances throughout their roster with 13 swimmers winning multiple races.
Lily Spencer, Perrin Marion and Raven French led the way with four individual wins.
Pernilla Borgia, William Mair, Rowan Russell, Owen Williams, Judd Gourley and Blake Bishop all were hot on their tails winning three races.
Manchester picked up first win of the day in the girls 10-and-under medley relay, where Penelope Cyr, Pernilla Borgia, Raven French and Siena Marshall won the race uncontested in 1 minute, 18.95 seconds.
The boys 12-and-under 200 medley relay also picked up an uncontested win near the start of the meet.
The girls 14-and-under and 18-and-under 200 medley relay both beat out Killington teams. The latter ran away with their race, as the team of Mary Mendez, Piper Russell, Rowan Russell and Natasha Kopeck won by more than 38 seconds.
Moving into individual races, Raven French had the first Tritons win of the day in the girls 9-10 100 IM, winning her race in 1:27.93. Henry Galloway won that race in the boys 13-14 division, besting second place by 19 seconds.
In the 25 free, Kate Hornby won the eight-and-under race in 24.67 seconds, three seconds faster than her competitor. Pernilla Borgia and William Mair both cruised to wins in their races as well.
In the 50 free, Ana Realmuto started off with a three-second win in the girls 11-12, while Perrin Marion and Rowan Russell just outdid their competitors in the upper female divisions. Owen Williams and Judd Gourley both had uncontested wins on the boys side for Manchester.
Perrin Marion had a close battle with teammate Gracie Durgin in the girls 13-14 100 breast, besting Durgin by 0.35 seconds for the win. Lily Spencer won her race by less than a second over Aryn Iannuzzi and Judd Gourley had a similarly close win in his race. Pernilla Borgia cruised to a win in the 9-10 girls race.
Raven French and Aryn Iannuzzi both picked up individual wins in the 25 fly and 200 IM respectively.
In the 50 fly, Rowan Russell won the girls 15-16 race in 32.43 seconds, while Henry Galloway and Judd Gourley cruised to wins in their races.
Abigail Kopeck and and Aryn Iannuzzi were individual winners in the 100 back, while Natasha Kopeck and Blake Bishop won in the 200 free.
In the 25 back, Kate Hornby just outreached Elise Hornby, winning the eight-and-under race in 31.72 seconds, a 0.13-second margin. Raven French and William Mair also won for the Tritons in the event.
In the 50 back, Sydney Kulis won the 11-12 race in 44.25 seconds. Lily Spencer won her race uncontested and Owen Williams cruised to a win in the boys 13-14 race.
Perrin Marion picked up another win, taking the girls 13-14 100 fly uncontested in 1:17.54.
Elise Hornby, Pernilla Borgia and Theo Galloway all won for Manchester in the 25 breast.
The Tritons won all but one 50 breast race, with Ana Realmuto, Gracie Durgin, Rowan Russell, Lily Spencer and Blake Bishop all winning their races.
Raven French and William Mair both won in the 50 free and Perrin Marion, Blake Bishop, Lily Spencer, Tommy Andres and Owen Williams all won in the 100 free.
Manchester had uncontested wins in the girls eight-and-under and 10-and-under 100 free relays.
The boys 12-and-under 200 free relay team of Blake Bishop, Alex Kopeck, William Mair and Henry Galloway won by more than 30 seconds in their race, while the girls 10-and-under and 14-and-under relay teams outlasted their opponents as well.
Manchester hosts Quechee next week in its last meet before the district championships.
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