first_imgELLSWORTH — Down East Family YMCA age 10 and under swimmers traveled to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., over the weekend to compete in the New England YMCA championships.The DEFY age 8 and under girls’ team — which included Rebecca Aponte, Madelyn Copithorne, Hilda Curtis, Grace Jaffray and Ella Montgomery — placed fourth.Brett Carr and Felix Markosian also represented DEFY as the 8 and under boys’ team, and Caroline Mazgaj and Leah MacPherson competed in the age 9-10 girls’ division.Rebecca Aponte, Madelyn Copithorne, Ella Montgomery and Hilda Curtis placed second in the medley relay (1:11.87), breaking a 21-year old team record.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOther team highlights are listed below:Ella Montgomery placed fourth in the 25-yard butterfly (15.97), fifth in the 25-yard backstroke (19.31) and 15th in the 25 freestyle (16.59).Rebecca Aponte placed fourth in the 25-yard backstroke (18.96) and 16th in the 25-yard breaststroke (22.73).Hilda Curtis placed ninth in the 25-yard freestyle (19.54).Madelyn Copithorne placed 11th in the 25-yard breaststroke (21.98).Grace Jaffray placed 15th in the 25-yard backstroke (20.21).Ella Montgomery, Grace Jaffray, Hilda Curtis and Madelyn Copithorne placed seventh in the 100-yard freestyle relay (1:09.89).For the 9-10 girls, Caroline Mazgaj placed 15th in the 50-yard freestyle (31.52).DEFY will compete next in the Junior Olympics in Brunswick this weekend.last_img

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