Okemos' Katie Dudley takes 2nd, 4th at state swimming and diving meet

Okemos' Katie Dudley takes 2nd, 4th at state swimming and diving meet

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Okemos' Katie Dudley takes 2nd, 4th at state swimming and diving meet

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Okemos senior Katie Dudley does not intend to continue swimming competitively in college, as she’s already committed to play water polo at Stanford University next fall.

But she broke an Okemos record and earned all-state honors in two individual events at the Division 2 swimming and diving state meet on Saturday at Eastern Michigan.

Dudley finished second in the 200 individual medley in 2:06.43, and she took fourth in the 100 freestyle with an Okemos-record 52.23.

“I usually do the 200 free, but I decided to do the 200 IM this year because it’s more fun for me,” Dudley said. “The free and the IM are back-to-back, and so I can only do one and I just wanted to really have fun in my last meet.”

“Katie performed really well today,” Okemos coach Patrick Saucedo said. “She played her role on the relays and she dropped time in her individual events.”

The Chiefs finished 13th as a team and had three individuals and two relays earn all-state honorable mention.

Chiefs freshman Freyja Garbaccio earned all-state honorable mention in two events, the 100 butterfly, with a 10th-place finish (58.95), and an 11th-place tie in the 100 backstroke in 59.74. Senior Grace Kao finished 10th in the 100 backstroke in 59.15 and senior Emily Wozena took 16th in 1:00.80.

St. Johns freshman Rachel Ely also earned Div. 2 all-state honorable mention and gave the Redwings their only place of the day, taking 13th in the 100 freestyle at 54.52.

In the Division 3 meet, DeWitt senior Rosalie Yockey also took all-state honors in two individual events, finishing third in the 500 freestyle (5:07.75) and fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:56.02).

Haslett senior Claire Beckett earned all-state honors in the 100 breaststroke with a sixth-place finish (1:09.79), and honorable mention with 14th place in the 200 IM (2:19.02).

Vikings junior Kate Lehman earned all-state honorable mention in two events, taking 12th in both the 200 IM (2:17.78) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.42). Haslett finished 21st overall.

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