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Marshfield seniors

Marshfield senior swimmers Andrew Prince, Zaraya Estrada and Maria Arellano were recognized Tuesday for their final home meet. 

COOS BAY — Marshfield’s swim team celebrated senior day on a pleasantly mild day at Mingus Park, easily beating visiting Cottage Grove and Reedsport in a three-team meet.

Marshfield has just three seniors this year — Maria Arellano, Zaraya Estrada and first-year swimmer Andrew Prince. Estrada wasn’t able to compete because of a minor injury — she hopes to be ready for the big Skip Rumbaugh Invitational in Corvallis on Saturday — but the Pirates had plenty of firepower and depth to easily win both titles.

Marshfield’s girls got wins by Kady Cooley in the 100-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyle and by Anna Hutchins in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Bri Billeter won the 200 individual medley and Sierra Ward the 50 freestyle.

Marshfield also took two of the three relays, with Macey Goodrich, Billeter, Cooley and Hutchins combining to win the medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.

Marshfield scored 105 points, to 49 for Cottage Grove and 14 for Reedsport, a first-year program nearly entirely made up of newcomers to competitive swimming.

Billeter finished second in both the breaststroke and 200 freestyle, Goodrich was second in the backstroke and Kim Busby was second in the 50 freestyle.

Reedsport’s best finish came in the 200 freestyle relay, where the quartet of Nicole Cooper, Essie Cardoso, Noelle Rodriguez and Katarina Ziska placed second.

Marshfield’s boys got wins by AJ Kliewer in the butterfly and 500 freestyle and Connor Fromm in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Josh Olson won the individual medley as the Pirates scored 115 points, to 52 for Cottage Grove and two for Reedsport.

The Pirates also swept the relays. The quartet of Tanner Koster, Robert Kliewer, Josh Olson and CJ McCarthy won the medley relay, while Frankie Figueroa, Brian Place, AJ Kliewer and Fromm took the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay.

Marshfield got second-place finishes by Figueroa in the 200 freestyle, Robert Kliewer in the individual medley, McCarthy in the 50 freestyle and breaststroke, Robert Smith in the butterfly and Koster in the backstroke.

Reedsport’s best finish was a fourth-place effort by Aidan Bright in the breaststroke.

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