Girls Varsity Swimming
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Nov 7, 2020
The Girls Swim and Dive Team traveled to Fenton for the Flint Metro Conference meet on Saturday. This season has thrown many challenges at the team. To get some training in this summer the girls swam at a lake. The season was postponed by a month and the team was forced to do workouts outside of the pool. This week the team found out numerous swimmers would not be able to compete at the conference meet. Despite all of these challenges the girls fought hard and turned in outstanding swims and dives. The team exceeded expectations at the conference meet finishing just 2 points behind second place Corunna. “We always aim to have our best swims at the conference meet. Our whole season is geared towards a great finish. The end of our season this year was very difficult but those girls who could compete stepped up as best they could. It was very exciting to see so many of our swimmers and divers move up in placing to grab the team points. The girls really fought hard for every point and I couldn’t be prouder of the work they put in this year.” Coach Murray said.
The girls had season or lifetime best results in 18 out of 21 individual events.
The season continues for Macy Irelan. She will compete in the state finals in two weeks. Macy turned in a great swim going 2:22.17 in the IM and broke the school record of 2:23.66 which was held by Allie Pumford.
1st year diver, Olivia McIntyre, advances to diving regionals on Thursday in St. Johns.
The top 3 places in each event earn All-Conference honors.
The Trojans got off to a great start by taking 2nd in the medley relay. The team of Birdie Tkaczk, Amanda Brainerd, Macy Irelan and Mya LaMay narrowly out touched 3rd place Holly.
In the 200 free Madisyn Ketchum dropped over 15 seconds and moved up to place 15th.
In the IM Macy Irelan lead the way placing 3rd and breaking the school record. Amanda Brainerd placed 7th. McKinley Guru dropped 8 seconds and moved up to place 12th.
In the 50 free Mya LaMay turned in a lifetime best time and placed 3rd.
In an incredible close diving competition Olivia McIntyre placed 3rd.
In the butterfly Baily Cumming dropped 4 seconds and placed 13th.
In the 100 free Mya LaMay turned in another lifetime best and placed 6th.
For the second year in a row Alyson Shane dropped a huge amount of time in the 500. Last year she dropped over 40 seconds and this year she dropped 33 seconds. She was ranked 13th and ended up placing 8th.
In the 200 free relay the team of Cali Spalding, Madisyn Ketchum, Birdie Tkaczk and Alyson Shane placed 6th.
The Trojans placed 3 swimmers in the backstroke. Macy Irelan took 3rd, Birdie Tkazck dropped 5 seconds and placed 11th and Natalie Nolph dropped 2 seconds and placed 16th.
Owosso also placed 3 swimmers in the breaststroke. Amanda Brainerd finished 4th, McKinley Guru dropped 7 seconds placing 12th and Madisyn Ketchum dropped 5 seconds placing 15th.
The girls finished off the meet with impressive second place finish in the 400 free relay with the team of Alyson Shane, Mya LaMay, Amanda Brainerd and Macy Irelan.
The final team scores were:
Fenton 652, Corunna 240, Owosso 238, Holly 227, Swatz Creek 214, Kearsley 204, Bradon 159.