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Birmingham Marian takes 4th place in D2 swim finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)
  • MHSAA Division 2 girls swim and dive state championships at Oakland University on Saturday, November 21. (MIPrepZone photo by PATRICK McINTYRE)

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ROCHESTER — Birmingham Marian couldn’t defend its MHSAA Division 2 swim and dive championship at Oakland University on Saturday, but the Mustangs still left with some hardware for the trophy case after a 4th-place finish.

“We had some holes, but we had some places where we swam really well,” Marian coach Bill Thompson said. “We knew coming in it was going to be a dogfight again, and it was. It’s such a fun meet.”

The team championship wasn’t settled until the 400 yard freestyle relay, the final race of the meet, as Dexter entered the race with a 1-point lead over Forest Hills Central and a 13-point lead over East Grand Rapids. East Grand Rapids won the relay, but Dexter’s 3rd-place finish was enough to secure a victory for the Dreadnaughts with 256 points. The Pioneers took second with 251 and the Rangers finished with 247 in third place. Marian (241) and Birmingham Seaholm (193) rounded out the top-five.

Marian junior Sophia Schott defended her individual title in the 50 freestyle with a sub-23 second swim in the final. She also finished second in the 100 freestyle and swam on the 200 freestyle relay — along with senior Christina Schott and juniors Mary Kate Nodland and Kailyn Swantek — that swam fast enough to set a Division 2 record, but, unfortunately for the Mustangs, the East Grand Rapids relay team swam half a second faster.

“We all gave it our best,” Sophia Schott said of her squad’s performance in the 200 freestyle relay, but she could have been talking about the meet in general. “We all did everything we could. Sometimes giving your all isn’t (enough because) others can give more. You get beat, but that’s OK because we’ll want it more next year.

“It’s good to not always get first because you learn that you want it, and the desire to get first. I know all of us next year will be on our A-game. I’m so proud of everyone on our team.”

Seaholm took second place in the 200 medley relay, third in the 200 freestyle relay and fifth in the 400 freestyle relay. Allie Russell finished second in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 200 individual medley for the Maples while Linnea Anderson took third in the 100 butterfly.

Rochester Adams finished in sixth thanks in part to strong swims from senior Claire McGinnis and junior Nicole Pape. McGinnis, swimming in high school for the first time, won an individual championship in the 500 freestyle and finished second in the 200 freestyle. Pape finished second in the 200 individual medley, a race she won a year ago, and the 100 butterfly.

Division 2 swim and dive championships — at Oakland University

TEAM RESULTS — 1, Dexter 256; 2, East Grand Rapids 251; 3, Forest Hills Central 247; 4, Birmingham Marian 241.5; 5, Birmingham Seaholm 193; 6, Rochester Adams 176; 7, Grosse Pointe South 159; 8, Portage Central 109; 9, Jenison 103; 10, North Farmington 96.5; 11, Harrison 85.5; 12, Holland 71; 13, Birmingham Groves 56; 14, Okemos 38; 14, Temperance-Bedford 38; 16, Saginaw Heritage 37; 17, Walled Lake Northern 30; 18, Pinckney 28.5; 19, Grosse Pointe North 28; 20, St. Johns 19; 20, Royal Oak 19; 22, Fenton 17; Highland-Milford 13; 24, Midland Dow 6; 25, Lincoln 5; 26, Roosevelt 4; 26, Waverly-Lansing Catholic 4; 26, L’Anse Creuse 4; 29, East Lansing 3; 29, Mattawan 3.

INDIVIDUAL FINALS — 200 MEDLEY RELAY — Dexter (Schultz, Merriman, Mesaros, Schultz) 1:44.21; Seaholm (Novak, Russell, Anderson, Dolan) 1:45.10; Forest Hills Central (Buchmaier, Hooper, Horman, Schellenboom) 1:48.40; Rochester Adams (Miller, Langenderfer, Pape, Santella) 1:48.58; Grosse Pointe South (Liu, Young, Fisher, McCabe) 1:49.01; East Grand Rapids (Higgins, Lehman, Ward, Levine) 1:49.07; North Farmington (Chao, Petrak, Bradley, Edwards) 1:49.10; Portage Central (Maddux, Sonday, Griesbach, Carlson) 1:49.18; 200 FREESTYLE — Annette Schultz (Dexter) 1:47.89; Claire McGinnis (Adams) 1:51.24; Emily Converse (East Grand Rapids) 1:53.12; Emma Bradley (North Farmington) 1:53.75; Lauren Biglin (Marian) 1:54.11; Hanna Sanford (EGR) 1:54.79; Camile Rochaix (Groves) 1:55.21; Lauren Sullivan (Temperance-Bedford) 1:56.13; 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY — Claire Young (GPS) 2:04.78; Nicole Pape (Adams) 2:05.12; Lizzy Merriman (Dexter) 2:05.50; Gabby Rosely (WLN) 2:06.79; Allie Russell (Seaholm) 2:07.70; Anna Giesler (Holland) 2:09.34; Jamie Miller (Adams) 2:10.00; Kate Mesaros (Dexter) 2:10.68; 50 FREESTYLE — Sophia Schott (Marian) 22.99; Ileah Doctor (Jenison) 23.37; Gabby Higgins (EGR) 23.54; Ashley Turak (Harrison) 23.71; Kailyn Swantek (Marian) 23.74; Linnea Anderson (Seaholm) 24.05; Lexus VanHoven (EGR) 24.07; Gretchen Schultz (Dexter) 24.24; 1 METER DIVING — Erin Neely (FHC) 485.20*; Colleen Kramer (FHC) 424.00; Nicki Bailey (FHC) 417.75; Alison Fitzgerald (FHC) 413.25; Taylor Shegos (Fenton) 392.75; Taylor Shegos (Milford) 385.65; Nicole Carlson (FHC) 375.05; Libby Caird (Jenison) 371.30; 100 BUTTERFLY — Felicity Buchmaier (FHC) 55.60; Nicole Pape (Adams) 56.52; Linnea Anderson (Seaholm) 56.72; Freyja Garbaccio (Okemos) 56.74; Madison Carlson (Portage Central) 57.06; Alex Horman (FHC) 57.92; Abbey Schuetze (GPS) 58.49; Renee Liu (GPS) DQ; 100 FREESTYLE — Annette Schultz (Dexter) 50.34; Sophia Schott (Marian) 50.67; Gabby Higgins (EGR) 50.93; Ileah Doctor (Jenison) 51.96; Lexus VanHoven (EGR) 52.44; Kailyn Swantek (Marian) 52.79; Ashley Turak (Harrison) 52.79; Hannah Erickson (Seaholm) 52.91; 500 FREESTYLE — Claire McGinnis (Adams) 4:59.18; Emily Converse (EGR) 5:01.00; Lauren Biglin (Marian) 5:04.60; Emma Bradley (North Farmington) 5:07.27; Julia Boswell (Royal Oak) 5:07.28; Ava Boutrous (GPS) 5:07.77; Grace Kacmarek (Dexter) 5:12.24; Hanna Sanford (EGR) 5:18.01; 200 FREESTYLE RELAY — East Grand Rapids (VanHoven, Sanford, Converse, Higgins) 1:34.48; Marian (Nodland, Schott, Swantek, Schott) 1:35.03; Seaholm (Anderson, Russell, Erickson, Dolan) 1:35.86; Jenison (Doctor, Blanchard, Byrnes, Arnold) 1:36.66; Dexter (Schultz, Quist, Merriman, Mesaros) 1:37.57; Harrison (Xu, Borri, Romero, Turak) 1:38.07; Grosse Pointe South (DeLoof, Jogan, Frederickson, McCabe) 1:38.48; North Farmington (Chao, Edwards, Petrak, Bradley) 1:39.71; 100 BACKSTROKE — Claire Young (GPS) 55.20; Felicity Buchmaier (FHC) 56.53; Sam Villani (GPN) 57.07; Gabby Rosely (WLN) 57.41; Renee Liu (GPS) 57.43; Lauren Sullivan (Temperance-Bedford) 57.69; Hannah Chao (North Farmington) 57.96; Sydney Higgins (EGR) 58.11; 100 BREASTSTROKE — Lizzy Merriman (Dexter) 1:03.68; Allie Russell (Seaholm) 1:03.93; Kate Mesaros (Dexter) 1:04.15; Charlotte Pierce (Groves) 1:05.05; Anna Giesler (Holland) 1:07.37; Julia Borri (Harrison) 1:07.43; Jessica Schellenboom (FHC) 1:07.88; Grace Xu (Harrison) 1:08.18; 400 FREESTYLE RELAY — East Grand Rapids (VanHoven, Sanford, Converse, Higgins) 3:27.44; Marian (Biglin, Granata, Swantek, Schott) 3:29.50; Dexter (Lynch, Zofchak, Kinnard, Schultz) 3:30.76; Adams (McGinnis, Santella, Waack, Pape) 3:34.69; Seaholm (Li, Erickson, McMaster, Suchara) 3:35.46; Jenison (Doctor, Blanchard, Byrnes, Arnold) 3:35.98; Forest Hills Central (Horman, Krug, Buchmaier, Hofmann) 3:36.57; Grosse Pointe South (McCabe, Schuetze, Liu, Young) 3:37.88

Last Updated: 11/22/2015 1:27:45 AM EST


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