Girls Varsity Swimming
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Nov 9, 2019
- TROJANS: 395
FENTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL: 688
The Girls Swim and Dive Team traveled back to Fenton on Saturday for the conference finals. “This team is the most talented and deepest collection of talent as a team we have had in Owosso. The girls had a great regular season going 7-1 with the only loss being to the perennial powerhouse team from Fenton.” Coach Murray said. After turning in amazing swims and dropping large chunks of time at prelims on Friday the goal for Saturday was to race for the highest placing possible. “We had really impressive swims today. It is really hard to swim fast in back to back days but the girls competed extremely well and I am so proud of what they accomplished this year.” Coach Murray added. On Saturday the top 16 swimmers in each event compete for the team points. The meet was much faster this season after three schools were added to the conference. The new schools were Corunna, Lake Fenton and Goodrich. Final scores for the meet were Fenton 688, Owosso 395, Holly 215, Swartz Creek/Flushing 211.5, Corunna 208, Kearsley/Lake Fenton 160.5, Brandon/Goodrich 78.
Some of the highlights of the meet: Allie Pumford won two individual events, the 200 free and the 100 free. She broke her own school record in the 100 free. Katie Clevenger won diving after coming back from an injury that kept her off the board for most of the season. Macy Irelan won the backstroke and broke her own school record. Macy also qualified for the state finals in the fly. All 3 relay teams placed second.
In the Medley realy Lily Davis, Lily Espinoza, Macy Irelan and Mya LaMay placed 2nd
In the 200 free Allie Pumford swam a great race and won the event. Kate Grinnell placed 5th and
Sophie Voss placed 11th.
In the IM Lily Espinoza touched 4th, Lily Usher was 6th, and Lily Davis was 7th.
In the 50 free Mya LaMay placed 6th, Amanda Brainerd took 7th, and Emily Pumford was 9th.
In Diving Katie Clevenger finished 1st.
Macy Irelan was 3rd in the fly, Lily Usher was 8th, and Emily Pumford was 10th.
Allie Pumford broke her own school record in the 100 free and won the event. Mya LaMay finished 12th.
In the 500 Kate Grinnell finished 5th, and Sophie Voss was 12th.
The team of Allie Pumford, Amanda Brainerd, Emily Pumford and Mya LaMay took 2nd in the 200 free relay.
In the backstroke Macy Irelan placed 1st and broke her own school record. Lily Davis took 6th and Alexis Chamberlin was 7th.
Lily Espinoza touched 4th in the breaststroke, Amanda Brainerd was 5th, Madisyn Ketchum was 13th and Cali Spalding was 15th.
The final event was the 400 free relay. The team of Macy Irelan, Kate Grinnell, Lily Espinoza and Allie Pumford took 2nd.
This was the final meet where the full team will compete. “Our seniors, Alexis Chamberlin, Katie Clevenger, Lily Davis, Lily Espinoza, Allie Pumford and Liz Vreibel are amazing athletes, students and leaders. They have had an outstanding 4 years and it has been a privilege to coach them. I am going to miss them tremendously. They leave some big shoes to fill.” Coach Murray said.
Next up diving regionals on Thursday at St. Johns for Clevenger where she will look to advance to the state finals. If you want to watch some great diving the meet starts at 5pm.
In two weeks the following girls will compete at the State Finals. Allie Pumford will swim the 200 and 100 free, Macy Irelan will compete in the fly and backstroke, Lily Espinoza will race in the breaststroke. The medley relay for Irelan, Espinoza, Pumford, and Mya LaMay and the 400 free relay team of Irelan, Kate Grinnell, Espinoza and Pumford will race a top 16 place. This is the largest number of swims the Trojans have had at the state finals.