BRUNSWICK — Melissa Paione of Edward Little led the Twin Cities swimmers with a pair of top-four finishes in the Class A swimming championships Monday.

Paione took third in the 100 breaststroke with a strong finishing kick for a time of 1 minute, 9.90 seconds. The EL junior also took fourth in the 200 freestyle. After posting the fastest time in qualifying, Paione appeared to have another third within her grasp, but tired slightly in the final 50.

Paione also teamed with Hayley Barton, Sam Goulette and Rachel George for 10th in the medley relay. Goulette added a 12th in the 200IM.

Katie Tirabassi led Lewiston with a 10th in the 200 freestyle (2:08.08) and a 13th in the 100 butterfly (1:08.80).

Tirabassi also scored with two relay teams. The medley relay of Mackenzi Masselli, Abby Blaisdell, Camille Dionne and Tirabassi placed 12th, while the 200 freestyle relay of Blaisdell, Dionne, Tirabassi and Jessica Soucy was 14th.

In the 500 freestyle, Soucy placed 11th in 5:50.18.

On Tuesday, Dustin Morris led the Lewiston boys with a 13th in both the 200 IM and 100 backstroke.

The Blue Devils 200 medley relay team of Morris, Alex Small, Colby Miles and Ian Roy placed 12th.


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