as informed in The Coyotes wound up clinching the title before the final 400 free relay, in which they placed fourth.
ORONO — Old Town senior Jacob Ketch stood on the starting block awaiting his anchor leg of the 200-yard medley relay, the opening race of the Class B state championship meet Saturday.
Last month, Old Town lost a senior swimmer to cancer, a disease Aaron Ricker fought for seven years.
Old Town added another Ketch-anchored relay, in the 200 free, that set school and meet records in 1:29.57.
Ellsworth edged Morse for the runner-up trophy, 280-278, by taking third in the 400 free relay to Morse’s fifth.
Prep swimming: Several Trojans qualify for state
O-G will also be sending its girls 200 medley and 200 free relay teams to Canton.
Rutledge also qualified for state as a member of the 15th-seeded 200 medley and 24th-seeded 400 free relays teams.
200 FREE RELAY — 9, Spradlin, Heath, Jacob Gerken, Evans 1:29.93.
In Saturday’s district meet, Rutledge, Bret Swanson, Evans and Lincoln Roth finished fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:37.07).
200 FREE RELAY — 12, S. Clinger, Diehl, Jillian Kreinbrink, Megan Quaid 1:43.66.
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