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GIRLS' SWIMMING: 2013 All-News-Herald team

After a big season, swimmers take home honors

It was yet another big season in the pool for Trenton, as the Trojans captured their third consecutive Downriver League title and finished second at the News-Herald Swimming and Diving Championship.

This year, Trenton tops an All-News-Herald Team thatís full of familiar faces from throughout the area.

A total of nine Trojans picked up this seasonís honor, with seven returning to the team from last year.

Back again are Madi Day, Meghan Hoover, Sarah Wiltse, Emily Kuehn, Gabrielle Wojtala, Jaimee Perugi and diver Madison Moody. Also named to the team this season are Emily Kemp and diver Sidney Watson

Hoover qualified for the Division 3 state finals in the 100-yard backstroke and earned Trentonís highest finish of the day in Holland, as she placed 11th.

Day qualified for states in both the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle, while Kuehn qualified in the 100-yard butterfly and Wojtala qualified in the 500-yard freestyle.

Perugi, Hoover, Kuehn and Day qualified for the 200-yard medley relay and Perugi also qualified with the 200-yard freestyle team, joined by Wiltse, Kemp and Wojtala.

While the DRL champs didnít win an event at the league meet, several swimmers were near the top throughout the day. The squad was second in all three relays and had individual second-place finishes by Moody in diving, Wiltse in the 100-yard freestyle, Kuehn in the 100-yard butterfly and Hoover in the 100-yard breaststroke.

For Carlson, which won the News-Herald Meet, and placed second at the league meet, Amanda Cameron, Tessa Glover and Amelia Yacko return to the All-News-Herald team again this year and are joined by freshman Olivia Trombley.

The four earned a Division 2 state cut time together in the 200-yard medley relay this fall.

To help knock off the 2012 N-H champion Trojans, the four kicked off the meet with a win the 200-yard medley relay. Later in the season, at the league meet, the same group took first in the event, as well.

Trombley won the 100-yard butterfly at both the N-H Meet and the league meet, while Cameron swam to a first-place finish in 100-yard backstroke at the N-H Meet and was second in the event at the league meet.

Also at the league meet, Trombley won the 50-yard freestyle, Glover took first in the 100-yard breaststroke and Cameron was second in the 500-yard freestyle.

Other N-H highlights included Glover and Yacko finishing second and third in the 200-yard IM and Glover taking second in the 100-yard breaststroke.

A competitive Allen Park team swam to third-place finishes at both the N-H Meet and DRL Meet this fall.

On this yearís All-News-Herald team from the Jaguars are three returners in Olivia Bender, Sierra Yacoub and Shainna Yacoub, as well as Molly Bender, Shannon Smith and Elaine Jarzeboski.

Divers Sierra and Shainna Yacoub both qualified for the Division 2 state finals and finished in ninth and 11th place, respectively, at the event. Freshman Molly Bender qualified for states individually in both the 100 and 200-yard freestyle and swam with a qualifying relay team in both the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relays. Joining her in both qualifying relays were Olivia Bender, Smith and Jarzeboski.

At the N-H meet, the Jags picked up four gold medals for the day, the most of anyone. The same state-qualifying relay team took first in the 200-yard freestyle, while Molly Bender claimed wins in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle and Shainna Yacoub was victorious in the diving event for the second consecutive season.

Later in the year, the results were even more impressive at the league meet, as the team won the same four events, as well as the 400-yard freestyle relay.

For the second consecutive season, Grosse Ileís Abby Miklos, Madelyn Hoying, Morgan Bammer and Ola Latala have made the All-News-Herald team together.

This year the Red Devils finished fourth at the N-H Meet, second at the Huron League Meet and had the best performance of any area team at this yearís state finals, as they scored 45 points in the Division 3 Championships.

Hoying qualified individually for states in both the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard IM, placing eighth and 10th, respectively, for the two highest finishes of any Downriver swimmer in this yearís finals.

Miklos was impressive, as well, at the finals as she qualified for states in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle and took 11th and 14th place, respectively, in Holland.

Latala earned her way to states, individually, by qualifying in both the 100-yard breaststroke and 50-yard freestyle.

All four girls teamed up to qualify for both the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relays and posted 11th and 14th-place finishes, respectively, at the finals.

Earlier in year, at the N-H Meet, Miklos took first in the 500-yard freestyle relay for the fourth consecutive season, making her one of only two female swimmers to ever accomplish the feat.

Also at the N-H meet, the four state qualifiers teamed up for a first-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay, then later in the season won the same event at the league meet.

Overall, the Red Devils earned five first-place finishes at the league meet, with Miklos winning the 200 and 500-yard freestyle and Hoying taking both the 200-yard IM and 100-yard breaststroke.

Roosevelt swam to a fourth-place finish at the DRL Meet this fall and took fifth at the N-H Meet.

Bears on this yearís All-News-Herald team are returner Clare Sutka, as well as Rosalee Hackenberg, Angela Wajda, Macy Perovich, Ashley Matheny, Kayla Salamon and Julie Lack.

Sutka qualified for the Division 2 state finals in both the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard IM, finishing 11th in the backstroke.

Sutka also teamed up with Wajda, Perovich and Matheny to qualify for the finals in the 200-yard medley relay and the team of Matheny, Hackenberg, Salamon and Lack qualified for the 200-yard freestyle relay.

At the league meet, Sutka took first in both the 200-yard IM and the 100-yard backstroke and Hackenberg took second in the 50-yard freestyle. Earlier in the year, Hackenberg won the same event at the N-H Meet and Matheny followed her in second.

This fall the Riverview Pirates came in sixth place at the N-H Meet and took third at the Huron League Meet.

Back on the All-News-Herald Team again this year from Riverview are Zoe Kissel, Norma Lee and Lauren Cosme-Reyna. Joining the trio for 2013 are Shay Hollow, Allison Karl and Erin Davis.

Two separate relay teams qualified for the Division 2 state finals this year for the Pirates, with Cosme-Reyna, Lee, Hollow and Kissel on the 200-yard freestyle relay and Hollow, Kissel, Karl and Davis on the 200-yard medley relay.

At the league meet, Cosme-Reyna, Hollow, Kissel and Lee took second in the 200-yard freestyle relay and third in the 400. In the 200-yard medley relay, Karl, Kissel, Davis and Cosme-Reyna took third.

In the individual events of the league meet, two of the same swimmers earned first-place finishes, with Kissel winning the 100-yard butterfly and Karl winning the 100-yard backstroke.

The best finishes at the N-H Meet were from Kissel, who took second in the 100-yard butterfly, and Hollow, who took third in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events.

From Huron, freshman Katy Henning earned her way onto this yearís All-News-Herald Team.

She is the lone representative from the Chiefs, who took fifth at the Huron League Meet this season and didnít compete at the N-H Meet.

Henning qualified for the Division 3 state finals in both the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke, taking 14th and 15th place, respectively, at EMU.

At the league meet, she finished in third place in each of the events.



















Last Updated: 12/6/2013 11:42:13 PM EST

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