Sophomore Eli Swett set a school and pool record in 1-meter diving Saturday as the Redhawks placed second at their own four-team Marshall High Swimming & Diving Invitational.
Swett — last year’s MHSAA Division 3 state diving champion as a freshman — had a record-setting point total of 309.40. Marshall swept the top three places in the event as Kyle Weck was second with 174.25 points and Matthew Howard third with 154.45 points.
Sturgis finished first as a squad with 486 points among the four SMAC schools, followed by Marshall with 395, Harper Creek with 319 and the Battle Creek Central/Pennfield/St. Philip co-op unit was fourth with 172.
Also earning a first for the Redhawks among the 12 featured events was senior Mack Preston, who clocked a 1:04.34 in the 100 backstroke.
“We’re a very young team and we don’t have a super amount of numbers, but I’d say we did pretty well today,” said Marshall coach Dave Karns.
“Now, I just want the kids to keep on learning and working hard, and hopefully we’ll continue to improve over the season.”
Harper Creek received two first-place finishes from Jerrod Lepper, with the junior earning honors in the 100 butterfly in 59.74 and in the 200 individual medley in 2:16.75. Also for the Beavers, senior Clark Sanford — second in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 butterfly at last March’s MHSAA D-3 finals — had a first in the 100 freestyle in 51.89 (he was second in Saturday’s 50 free in 23.71).
Aside from the aforementioned firsts, following are second- and third-place finishes for local schools, by event.
* 200 medley relay: 2-Marshall (Preston, Cam Ragan, Tanner Vaughn, Tyler MacFarland) 1:53.50; 3-Harper Creek, 1:55.49.
* 200 freestyle: 2-Stuart Murch (Marshall) 2:03.26.
* 200 IM: 2-Jeff Mann (Harper Creek) 2:19.69.
* 100 butterfly: 2-Jacob Kelly (Marshall) 1:09.78.
* 500 freestyle: 2-Lou Barea (Harper Creek) 5:47.78.
* 200 freestyle relay: 2-Harper Creek (Lepper, Jeff Mann, Barea, Sanford) 1:37.49; 3-Marshall (Swett, Kelly, MacFarland, Murch) 1:43.72.
* 100 backstroke: 3-Barea (Harper Creek) 1:08.71.
* 100 breaststroke: 2-Mann (Harper Creek) 1:12.38.
* 400 freestyle relay: 2-Marshall (Preston, Josh Turner, Vaughn, Murch) 3:48.53; 3-Harper Creek (Barea, Alex Ziegler, Evan Galloway, Brandon Summers Miller), time not available.
Grandville Invite: Lakeview placed second in the eight-team event with 151 1/2 points. First was Middleville Thornapple Kellogg with 159 points, and Bronson was sixth with 126.
Lakeview senior Rodney Harvey was named outstanding wrestler for the upper weights, as he went 5-0 en route to claiming the 215-pound title. Bronson senior Hunter Machus was outstanding wrestler for the lower weights, earning the 125-pound crown with a 5-0 mark on the day.
Lakeview’s other individual champ was Max Pennock at 152 pounds, as he was also 5-0. Earning a runner-up finish for the Spartans was Ross Pennock with a 4-1 record. Additionally going 4-1 for Lakeview were Hayden Larochelle at 103, D.J. Glidden at 119, Jacob Harvey at 160, Raunel Packer at 189 and Chaz Meredith at 285.
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Invite: Battle Creek Central placed second in the 10-team event with 183.5 points, while Decatur was first with 252.5. Also, Olivet was fourth with 98.5 points, the Athens/Climax-Scotts co-op squad ws fifth with 85, Lakeview B was sixth with 76 and host Galesburg-Augusta was seventh with 74.
BCC’s Steven Caldwell was named the tourney’s outstanding wrestler after going 3-0 and winning the 160-pound title. Also with first for the Bearcats were Jameson Browne (3-0) at 125, Idris Perry (3-0) at 152 and Jace Trevino (3-0) at 285. With runner-up finishes were David Smith (2-1) at 103 and Deandre Webb (2-1) at 145. With third were Abasi Perry (3-1) at 140, Jacob Taylor (3-1) at 171 and Peter Harris (2-1) at 125. And, with fourths were Cheyanne Phipps (1-2) at 130, A.J. Solovey (1-2) at 135 and Jallen Johnson (2-2) at 189.
For Olivet, Wyatt Autrey was third at 103, Preston Schlee was fourth at 125, Cam Murphy was first at 145, Scott Cook was second at 171, Richard McKim was third at 189 and Corey Huffman was third at 215.
For Athens/Climax-Scotts, Trey Gower was fourth at 103, Steve Warring was first at 112, Todd Meyers was second at 119, Zack Mobley was second at 140 and Austin Monk was second at 152.
For Lakeview B, Brendan Stevens was the champ at 103, going 3-0; Nick Council was third at 135 at 3-1; Marcus Dowe was fourth at 112 at 1-2; and Grant Anderson was fourth at 285 at 2-2.
And, for G-A, Mike Underwood was fourth at 119, Devan Underwood was third at 130, Cody Dunithan was third at 160 and Taylor McNally was fourth at 215.
Invite: Gull Lake placed 11th as a team, and Harper Creek was 13th out of 16 schools. Host Allegan won the team title, with Niles second.
Gull Lake’s Kyle Kellogg was runner-up at 130 pounds; and Harper Creek’s Jacob Bishop was third at 135, going 3-1 on the day.
Bangor Team Duals Invite: Bangor went 4-0, Portage Central was 3-1, Pennfield was 2-2, Eau Claire was 1-3 and Bloomingdale was 0-4. Pennfield defeated Blooomingdale 48-30, lost to Portage Central 39-32, beat Eau Claire 54-25 and lost to Bangor 69-10 — with Pennfield now sitting at 3-3 on the season.
Individually for Pennfield, with firsts were Kurtis Babcock at 103 and Taylor Brown at 112; with seconds were Brandon Mosteller at 140 and Nick Schwarz at 171; and going 2-2 on the day were Nick Burnett at 135, Ryan Hammer at 145, Nathan Suver at 152 and Tyler Lahusky at 189.
is Invite: Union City went 1-4 as a team on the day. The Chargers defeated Plainwell 35-34 and lost to Lakeland (54-24), Contantine B (42-24), Sturgis (42-30) and Quincy (42-25).
Scott Alwood at 215 and Taylor Hoard at 152 went 5-0 for Union City; Jared Shepard at 130 and Ben Dart at 125 went 4-1; and Tyler Howard at 140 was 3-2.
Columbia Central Duals Invite: Marshall went 0-5 on the day with losses to Tecumseh (81-0), Anchor Bay (68-12), Ida (59-21), Columbia Central (42-36) and Coldwater (51-28).
For Coldwater, Madison Hautau went 4-1 at 285, Tyler Maynard went 2-1 at 140 and Keifer Bartlett went 2-2 at 112.
Bellevue 58, (at) Potterville
34 (Sat.): Zach Webb netted 21 points and added six assists as the Broncos improved to 3-0 overall with this non-league win. Also for Bellevue, LaWann Randolph had 13 points and nine rebounds, Ethan Bloch had nine points and 11 rebounds, and Brian Himmelsbaugh had eight points and 14 boards.
Tekonsha 41 (at) North Adams-Jerome 36 (Fri.)
: Morgan Renfro had 13 points and six rebounds in the SCAA matchup as Tekonsha evened its record at 2-2. Also for the Indians, Mackenzie Norman had 13 points and six rebounds, and Katie Jenkins had 10 points and seven rebounds.
62, Quincy 24 (Fri.): Katie Santi had 15 points and five rebounds in the Orioles’ Big Eight setback. Also for Quincy (0-3, 0-1), Bree Spalding had seven points, eight rebounds and three steals, and Erin Hard had five boards.