MOUNDSVILLE - John Marshall's boys swim team finished with two first-place performances and the girls won one and tied another Thursday evening during the school's first home "Double Dual" meet of the year against Martins Ferry and Weir at the Four Season Pool in Moundsville.
While the boys came away with a total of 111 points against Martins Ferry's 24 points and Weir's 12 points - the girls edged out Weir by a score of 92-66 and tied Martins Ferry with 81 points.
John Marshall swimming coach Jayne Frye said while it's early in the season, she is extremely happy with the performance of her team during Thursday's meet.
Monarchs junior Aaron Mull (above) won the 100m breaststroke Thursday night against Martins Ferry and Weir at John Marshall High School.
She said while Senior Alex Vannest, junior Aaron Mull and freshman Nick Cecil all had strong individual performances in the boys' events, junior Jade Worrels and senior Jenna Ingram also had a fine night on the girls side by winning both of their individual events by a clear margin.
John Marshall junior Aaron Mull won both of his individual events, and posted a personal best in the 500 Yard Freestyle with a time of 5:48.24. He also won the 100 Yard Breaststroke, clocking in at 1:11.03. Vannest placed first in the 200 Yard IM with a time of 2:29.22, and won the 100 Yard Butterfly, clocking in at 1:07.18.
Worrels won the 100 Yard Freestyle with a time of 58.99, and the 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:15.54, while Ingram won the 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 29.03, and posted a time of 1:10.34 in the 100 Yard Butterfly.
"It's still pretty early in the season for record breaking,'' Frye said. ''The kids are still working hard at practice, so they're still kind of sore at the meets ... so hopefully next month we'll see the times start to drop.
"We have a freshman coming up, Nick Cecil, he just keeps impressing me every single meet ... he works really hard at practice and it shows during the meets. I'm really looking forward to seeing Nick improve over the season. ... and I'm looking forward to January when we start to get into the big meets. The kids work hard throughout the season for the big meets at the end of January."
Cecil won the 100 Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:04.55, while posting a time of 26:27 in the 50 Yard Freestyle.
Other swimmers posting winning times in more than one individual event included Purple Riders junior Shelby Poludniak and John Marshall's Kyle Weinschenker. Poludniak won the 200 Yard Freestyle by posting a time of 2:25.45, and 6:36.63 in the 500 Yard FreeStyle.
Weinschenker took first in the 200 Yard Freestyle with a time of 2:19.78, and won the 100 Yard Backstroke at 1:20.50.