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Marinette/Peshtigo Swimmers Drop Tight Meet With Shawano
Issue Date: September 30, 2020
Despite being undermanned, Marinette/Peshtigo swimming team nearly eked out a win over the Shawano Hawks on Thursday.
The Marinette/Peshtigo squad won the majority of the races, but came up short in the team results by an 83-79 score. With a couple of swimmers battling injury and less swimmers overall than Shawano, Marinette wasn't able to overcome its limited numbers.
"Although we fell to the Shawano Hawks, these girls swam great," Marinette coach Calista Thill said. "If we had more bodies we would be dominating. These girls know we are small and they go out with the determination of winning each time they step behind their blocks."
One notable swimmer Thill mentioned after the meet was Mary Mayhew.
Mayhew swam a 6-minute, 17.75-second 500-yard free, also winning the 100-yard butterfly (1:11.15) and competing on the first-place 200-yard medley relay team with Ella Olive, Allie Mayhew and Maija Carriveau.
After seeing Mayhew's 500 time, Thill couldn't be more impressed.
"That's amazing," she said. "She pushes herself so hard and truly is the poster child for the saying "mind over matter. That girls has goals and she continues to break them and set new ones."
Olive won the 200-yard freestyle (2:24.07), Allie Mayhew won the 200-yard IM (2:33.95) and 100-yard backstroke (1:03.11), Carriveau won the 50-yard freestyle (25.37) and 100-yard freestyle (58.34)
A couple other swimmers that got shout-outs from Thill were Riley Sabel and Chloe Sanders.
Thill said Sanders "took one for the team pushing through the 200 free," posting a personal best in the race.
Sabel posted a personal best in the 100 backstroke and in her splits in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay.
Thill was happy with her whole team's day.
"These high school meets are fast-paced and go by quick, leaving little-to-no time for these girls to rest, let along get their heart rates down, but they always manage to stay positive," she said.