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SWIMMING: Riverview wins SMISL relays for third consecutive year

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Riverview captured its third consecutive SMISL Relay championship, finishing with a meet-high 478 points. Detroit Country Day (456) finished second followed by Dundee (296), Woodhaven, (236), Cabrini (226), Erie Mason (184) and Ypsilanti Lincoln (76).

Riverview won three relay events, including the 200-free relay (Nick Diroff, Morgen Gardocki, Alex Guthrie, Phil Molino ), the 300 backstroke relay (Tristan Hosier, Keith Stokely, Adam Ellington, Nathan Peters) and the 600 freestyle relay (Stokely, Dakota Roehler, Jake Hosier).

“We won the last two years, but we never won an event,” Riverview Coach Sean Kelly said. “It was not easy. It was a tough meet and they really fought for it and did a nice job.)

Second-place finishes included the 200 medley relay (Ellington, Roehler, Nicolas Guthrie, Diroff), the 300 fly relay (Nolan Rochon, Jake Hosier, Stokely, Tristan Hosier) and the 300 breaststroke relay (Gardocki, Jake Hosier, Roehler, Molino).

The Bucs also had a pair of third-place finishes in the 300 IM relay (Jake Hosier, Ellington, Stokely) and the 200 Under/Over relay (Erik Davis, Molino, Ryan Pickell, Nicolas Guthrie).

Riverview held off Country Day by 22 points, which is the exact amount of points scored in diving by the Bucs.

“That’s a testament to how hard our kids are working,” Kelly said. “We don’t have a diving board at our school and they don’t get a lot of recognition, but they’re a big reason why we did what we did.”

“In a meet like this, it really comes down to being able to fill the holes against good teams. For me, personally, it felt like they earned it more this year.”

Woodhaven earned a pair of victories at the event with first-place finishes in the medley relay (Damien Straub, Zach Holt, Alex Rodriguez, David Erickson) and the 300 butterfly relay (Straub, Rodriguez, Erickson, Ryan Wiencek).

Woodhaven’s team of Phil Menna, Paul Severinski, Holt, Corbin Desjardins and Chris Zammit took second in the 700 Long and Short relay.

Cabrini’s fifth-place finish was the best in school history and was paced by a pair of school-record breaking performances.

The team of Katie Krawczyk, Ford Pariseau, Kirk Nicola and Jonah Globke teamed for a school-record in the 200 medley relay (1:59.13).

Other top Monarch performances came came in diving (Erik LaCroix and Brad Bartnicki – 2nd), the 300 breaststroke (Matt Bartnicki, Jacob Burke, Pariseau, Josh Geschke – 3rd), the 500 crescendo (Globke, Conor McAfee, Lilly Thomson, Robert Day and Nick Luce – 4th) and the 600 freestyle (McAfee, Thomson, Krawczyk – 5th).

Last Updated: 12/14/2012 3:14:51 PM EST