Ellsworth’s Talor Hamilton sets new school swimming record

first_img Latest Posts Bio Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016center_img Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. ELLSWORTH — Talor Hamilton set a new Ellsworth High School record in the 100-meter backstroke at Friday night’s swim meet against George Stevens Academy.At the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA, Hamilton finished with a time of 53.60 seconds to break the previous record of 53.97 seconds set by Keith Chandler in 2012.“He is a fantastic all-around swimmer,” Ellsworth coach Jim Goodman said of Hamilton. “He is a team leader, a fine scholar and the epitome of the student-athlete.”Last season, Hamilton won two state championships in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle. He also was selected as the boys’ Maine State Class B Swimmer of the Year.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“He’s a fine example of determination, sportsmanship, teamwork and mentorship others emulate,” Goodman said. “He is only getting faster and better in his sport.”Goodman said Hamilton, a junior, has already qualified for States in every stroke but one, which Goodman expects he will qualify for on Saturday when Ellsworth and GSA compete at Washington Academy in Machias.Goodman also noted that he expects other Ellsworth swimmers, including Cooper Holmes and Sam Alvarado, to break records this season.“Talor is one of several on the team who make up a dedicated and eager group of super swimmers,” Goodman said. “I am pleased to have him, plus all my swimmers on the team.”The Ellsworth boys beat GSA 96-35, and the GSA girls beat Ellsworth 104-56.For the boys, Ellsworth took first in all 11 events:200-yard medley relay: Hamilton, Cooper Holmes, Sam Alvarado and Brian Whalley, 1:48.26200-yard freestyle: Alvarado, 1:54.68200-yard IM: Holmes, 2:06.3650-yard freestyle: Austin Baron, 25.18100-yard butterfly: Holmes, 56.18100-yard freestyle: Whalley, 1:00.71500-yard freestyle: Hamilton, 5:07.37200-yard freestyle relay: Whalley, Valter Moller, Jack McKechnie and Baron, 1:52.17100-yard backstroke: Hamilton, 53.60100-yard breaststroke: Hayden Sattler, 1:05.90400-yard freestyle relay: Holmes, Alvarado, Sattler and Hamilton, 3:34.62.For the girls, GSA won all but two events. Winners included:200-yard medley relay: GSA’s Emma Larson-Whittaker, Maya Pelletier, Ava Sealander and Karina Steenberg, 2:15.30200-yard freestyle: GSA’s Pelletier, 2:20.00200-yard IM: GSA’s Sealander, 2:24.4650-yard freestyle: GSA’s Ellie Gellerson, 31.68100-yard butterfly: GSA’s Sealander, 1:04.52100-yard freestyle: GSA’s Larson-Whittaker, 1:05.88500-yard freestyle: GSA’s Pelletier, 6:14.73200-yard freestyle relay: GSA’s Cedar Slagle, Montana VanDuijn, Gellerson and Steenberg, 2:12.82100-yard backstroke: Ellsworth’s Leah Stevens, 1:22.36100-yard breaststroke: Ellsworth’s Katie Walton; 1:30.39400-yard freestyle relay: GSA’s Sealander, Pelletier, Larson-Whittaker and VanDuijn, 4:28.39. Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more