Local swimmers set records at state meet

EDGE’s Ella Miller (center) dives in for the start of her record-breaking Women 15-18 100-yard backstroke at the Vermont Swim Association Championships in Hartford on Saturday. Photo by Logan Hall-Potvin

HARTFORD – The EDGE Swim Team captured another Vermont swim team state title this weekend, securing 4,408.5 points to top the four other Division I teams at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in Hartford.

The Town of Essex team came in second, followed by the Burlington Tennis Club team in third, the Burlington Country Club in fourth and the Vergennes Swim Team coming in fifth.

The EDGE team features swimmers from South Burlington, Williston and Shelburne.

Twenty-five records were set by the swimmers at the two-day event. EDGE’s winning effort was by four record-setting performances from Shelburne’s Ella Miller and three records from South Burlington’s Joaquin Pinga.

Miller won the girls 15-16 50 freestyle, 100 back, 50 fly and 50 back—setting records in all four. Pinga set a record in the boys 13-14 100 fly, 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle.

Another top performer for EDGE was Esther Cuneo, who won the 11-12 girls in the 50 fly, 100 fly, 100 breast and the 100 individual medley. Williston’s Emily Marvin was tops in the girls 13-14 200-yard freestyle.

Burlington Tennis Club’s Cassie Woodsen won the girls 13-14 100 fly and 50 fly, setting records in both races. Williston’s Charlotte DeSantos, also swimming for BTC, won the girls 13-14 100 individual medley.

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