MORSE SWIMMER KEVIN MCCOY competes in the Boys 100-yard butterfly during the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B Swimming Championships at the Bath Area Family YMCA Tuesday. The Shipbuilder boys captured the KVAC title.

MORSE SWIMMER KEVIN MCCOY competes in the Boys 100-yard butterfly during the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B Swimming Championships at the Bath Area Family YMCA Tuesday. The Shipbuilder boys captured the KVAC title.

BATH — The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B Swimming Championships were finally held on Tuesday after the event was postponed twice due to inclement weather.

Held at the Bath Area Family YMCA, the host Morse Shipbuilder boys swam to the title with 302 points, out-distancing Camden Hills, which finished with 230. Belfast was third with 321 points, followed by Waterville (144) and Lincoln Academy (96).

In the girls meet, Camden Hills captured the KVAC title with 277 points, slipping past the Shipbuilders, who had 258 points. Belfast (181), Winslow (122) and Waterville (117) rounded out the top five.

Boys

On the strength of three solid relay swims, Morse was able to take control.

Things started well for the Shipbuilders, who won the 200-yard medley relay. Max Gurney, Cameron Marco, Patrick McKenna and Tucker Banger posted a time of 1:46.02 to finished more than nine seconds in front of runner up Waterville.

Morse also claimed second in the 400-freestyle relay and third in the 200-free relay.

Individually, Banger won the 50 free in 22.22 and claimed second in the 100 free (50.21) behind Camden’s Kyle Crans. Gurney scored placed third in the 100 free in 52.30.

Camden Fitzgerald swam to a win in the 500 free in 5:11.86, just ahead of teammate Ben Willertz’s time of 5:14.14. Fitzgerald also claimed second in the 200 free (1:55.10), while Marco was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.70).

Other winners in the meet were Camden’s Julian Abaldo (200 free and the 100 butterfly), Lincoln Academy’s Noah Jordan (200 IM and the 100 breaststroke) and Oceanside’s

Alden Mason (100 backstroke).

Camden Hills won the 200 and 400 free relays.

Girls

Morse claimed victory in seven of the 11 events during the meet.

But, Camden’s depth ultimately allowed the Windjammers to take home the KVAC Class B title.

Like the boys, the Shipbuilders began the meet with a win as the foursome of Brittany Kaler, Leah Totman, Ann Tolan and Emma Warner won the 200 medley relay in 1:57.89.

After Belfast’s Kaylen Ottman won the 200 free ahead of Kaler, 2:05.81- 2:08.01, Tolan won the 200 IM in 2:13.01.

Morse’s Ella Martin claimed victory in the both the 50 free (25.78) and 100 free (57.36), while Tolan won her second event, the 500 free in 5:12.55, and Kaler captured the top spot in the 100 backstroke (1:02.26). Totman claimed third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:19.50.

The Shipbuilders’ team of Tolan, Delaney Young, Martin and Kaler were victorious in the 400 free relay in 3:58.16, while the 200 free relay foursome of Totman, Warner, Zenaide McCarthy and Martin were third in 1:52.38.

Other individual winners on the day were Camden’s Amanda Mirabile (100 butterfly, 1:05.10) and Keeli Wood (100 breaststroke, 1:15.51), while the Windjammers took home the 200 free relay in 1:49.59.

Next up is the State Class B Championships, which will be held at Bowdoin College. The Morse girls will swim on Monday, while the boys hit the pool on Tuesday. Start times for swimming both days is 11 a.m.

See full KVAC Class B swimming results in Thursday’s edition of The Times Record.