The Penobscot Bay Sailfish and Waldo County YMCA Bluefish came away with plenty of victories as both teams competed against more than 75 squads at the New England YMCA Swimming Championships March 15 in the Harvard University Blodgett Pool.

The Sailfish did especially well with four first-place finishes in various events.

Connor Hedstrom placed first in the 8-and-younger 25-yard butterfly, Mark McCluskey took the top honor in the boys 11-12 50-yard butterfly, Tyler Arndt won the boys 15-18 50-yard freestyle and Lianne McCluskey placed at the top in the girls 15-18 50-yard free.

Mark McCluskey also placed second in the boys 11-12 50-yard free.

“We had an exciting, fast time down at Harvard,” said Sailfish coach Hodding Carter. “Simply qualifying for the New England YMCA championships is testament to how fast these young athletes swam this year. We couldn’t be happier with both their dedication and success.”

According to Carter, Lianne McCluskey and Arndt currently are training for the YMCA National Championships to be held Wednesday through Saturday April 7-10 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

It will be Lianne McCluskey’s fourth nationals and Arndt’s second trip to the prestigious evnt.

The New England YMCA championship meet results for the Bluefish and Sailfish were:

Combined — 29, Pen Bay, 198.5 points; and 52, Waldo, 65 points. YMCA of the Northshore took first place with 2,155 points.

Boys — 23, Pen Bay, 69 points; and 38, Waldo, 65 points. YMCA of the Northshore was in the top place with 947 points.

Girls — 32, Pen Bay, 69 points. YMCA of the Northshore was first with 1,208 points.

The indvidual New England YMCA championship results for the Bluefish and Sailfish were:

Boys

8u 25 fly — 1, Connor Hedstrom, PB, 16.19; and 20, Sam Conlan, PB, 18.72.

8u 25 backstroke — 19, Conlan, PB, 19.80.

8u 50 free — 17, Conlan, PB, 35.50.

8u 100 individual medley — 11, C. Hedstrom, PB, 1:30.06.

8u 100 free relay — 19, Penobscot Bay (Conlan, Brady Hedstrom, C. Hedstrom), 1:16.31.

8u 25 free — 15, C. Hedstrom, 15.96.

11-12 50 fly — 1, M. McCluskey, PB, 27.03; and 28, Brooks Saltonstall, PB, 33.46.

11-12 100 breaststroke — 6, Jerahmy Clapp, WCY, 1:20.38; and 8, Andrew Goguen, 1:21.77.

11-12 50 back — 20, Saltonstall, PB, 33.67

11-12 100 free — 11, M. McCluskey, PB, 59.11; and 22, Goguen, WCY, 1:02.58.

11-12 100 back — 14, Saltonstall, PB, 1:12.62.

11-12 50 free — 2, M. McCluskey, PB, 25.56.

11-12 50 breast — 7, Jerahmy Clapp, WCY, 37.34; and 14, Goguen, 38.44.

13-14 100 free — 22, Jonathan Clapp, WCY, 55.64; and 34, Eddie McCluskey, PB, 57.30.

13-14 50 free — 4, Jonathan Clapp, WCY, 24.07; and 24, E. McCluskey, PB, 25.56; 30, Carl Pillitteri, WCY, 25.76.

13-14 100 fly — 8, Pillitteri, WCY, 1:02.43; and 31, Jonathan Clapp, WCY, 1:09.88.

13-14 500 free — 13, E. McCluskey, PB, 5:44.84.

15-18 100 free — 11, Davis Saltonstall, PB, 50.64; and 25, Arndt, PB, 52.22.

15-18 50 free — 1, Arndt, PB, 22.44.

15-18 200 free — 5, D. Saltonstall, PB, 1:50.80.

15-18 Back — 7, Arndt, PB, 57.54.

Girls

8u 25 back — 14, Eve Gutheinz, PB, 19.58.

8u 50 free — 14, Gutheinz, PB, 35.41.

8u 25 back — 24, Gutheinz, PB, 16.40

11-12 100 breast — 15, Ella Scott, PB, 1:23.37.

11-12 50 breast — 33, Scott, PB, 39.14.

13-14 100 free — 12, Anabel Carter, PB, 57.98.

13-14 50 free — 11, A. Carter, PB, 26.64; 86, Natalie Calligan, WCY, 28.54; and Eliza Carter, PB, 28.69.

13-14 100 fly — 25, A. Carter, PB, 1:09.22; 3and 1, Margaux Scott, PB, 1:10.65.

13-14 100 back — 40, Calligan, WCY, 1:10.25.

13-14 100 breast — 32, Moira Pieri, PB, 1:17.56.

13-14 200 relay — 25, Penobscot Bay (M. Scott, E. Carter, Pieri, A. Carter), 1:54.29.

15-18 100 free — 2, L. McCluskey, PB, 53.94.

15-18 50 free — 1, L. McCluskey, PB, 24.70.

15-18 100 fly — 6, L. McCluskey, PB, 1:01.02.