Seaholm, C-K have trio of all-state swimmers

Seaholm, C-K have trio of all-state swimmers


Seaholm, C-K have trio of all-state swimmers


The girls swim and dive season concluded Nov. 21 as the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s sponsored state championship meets in three divisions.

Following are the Birmingham-Bloomfield team results:

DIVISION 1: Bloomfield Hills competed in the Division 1 state tournament held at Eastern Michigan University.

Ann Arbor Skyline captured the crown with 290 points, Saline was second with 238 and Farmington Mercy took third with 217 points. The Black Hawks did not score.

“We swam well, but did not qualify anyone for finals,” Bloomfield Hills head coach Dave Zulkiewski said.

Bloomfield Hills finished the regular season as the undefeated OAA White Division champion. It was the first girls swim division title in program history.

DIVISION 2: Dexter survived a highly-competitive battle for the state title as the top three teams were separated by just nine points.

The Dreadnaughts scored 256 points and earned the state title by five points over runner-up East Grand Rapids (251). Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central mustered 247 points and placed third.

Bloomfield Hills Marian, the defending Division 2 state champion, placed fourth with 214.50 points and Birmingham Seaholm was fifth after netting 193 points. Birmingham Groves placed 13th with 56 points in the 29-team field that scored at least a point.

Individually for Seaholm, junior Allie Russell was fifth in the 200 IM (2:07.70) and second in the 100 breast (1:03.93), sophomore Linnea Anderson was sixth in the 50 free (24.05) and third in the 100 fly (56.72) and junior Hannah Erickson was eighth in the 100 free (52.91).

The Maples also finished with three all-state relay swims.

The 200-yard medley relay foursome of junior Georgia Novak, Russell, Anderson and sophomore Haley Dolan placed second in 1:45.10. The 200 free relay quartet (Anderson, Russell, Erickson and Dolan) was third and the 400 free relay team (freshman Lena Li, Erickson, junior Nichole McMaster and junior Ava Suchara) was fifth.

Groves had a pair of individual all-state swims: sophomore Camille Rochaix was seventh in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.21) and junior Charlotte Pierce was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.05).

DIVISION 3: Grand Rapids Catholic Central won the state title with 299 points and St. Clair placed a distant second with 199 points.

Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood scored 190 points to place fourth and Detroit Country Day registered 81 points to place 11th.

The Cranes had a number of outstanding individual swims, including senior Anuschka Sambel in the 200 free (third, 1:55.57) and 100 fly (third, 58.67), senior Charlotte Lee in the 200 IM (fourth, 2:13.71) and 500-free (second, 5:18.06) and Julia Feord in diving (fifth, 374.05 points).

Cranbrook Kingswood also was posted three all-state relay swims.

The best performance came in the 200-yard freestyle relay, where the Cranes placed third in 1:41.28. The 200 medley squad tied for fourth (1:52.33) with Tecumseh and the 400 free relay was fifth (3:42.31).

Country Day’s all-state individual swims were registered by senior Varsha Yerasi, who took third in the 100-yard butterfly (57.81) and eighth in the 200-yard IM (2:16.06).

The Yellowjackets also placed seventh in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:53.78.


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