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It was a great week to be a Monarch.

Days after qualifying the first ever swimmer from the school for the MHSAA finals, the Cabrini swimming team finished the week by setting school records left and right.

At the end of the week there were five new school records.

Fresh off the MISCA meet, the Monarchs topped Dearborn Heights Crestwood 95-78.

Oh, and had 17 personal-best swims and set a school record, winning 11 of the 12 events.

“The team swam well this evening, despite having our ups and downs against the clock,” Coach Paul LaCroix said.

Jonah Globke took first place in the 100 free, with a swim of 55.22 that was both a personal record and a school record.

Globke also took first in the 50 free (24.95).

Sam Sabo won the 200 free with a personal best swim of 2:09.13 as well as the 500 free in 5:51.45. Paige Kulchinsky took the 100 fly (1:09.02), Kirk Nicola won the 100 back (1:05.97) and Ford Pariseau won the 100 breast (1:09.42).

Erik LaCroix took first in the diving well with a score of 227.65.

The following night in a quad meet, Cabrini topped Dundee 95-90 and fell to Country Day (136-49) and Riverview (114-72).

“The team swam exceptionally well considering having two back-to-back days of competition,” LaCroix said.

The Monarchs had one overall first-place finish, set three more school records and finished with 28 personal records.

LaCroix took first in diving with a score of 251.90.

Globke broke two school records, including his own from the night before.

He topped his own time in the 100 free with a swim of 55.14 and then set a school record in the 50 free with a swim of 24.56.

Nicola set the record in the 100 butterfly with a finish of 1:04.02.

The Bears added two more wins to their strong season, posting victories over Taylor Co-Op and Lincoln Park.

Roosevelt topped the Rails 91-75 by winning all three relays and 11 total events.

Evan Perovich, Danny May, Owen Jablonski and Mike Fiebig took the 200 medley (1:57.97) and Easton Tabin, Marcial Gomex, Mike Pugh and Alex Bearden won the 200 free (1:43.96) .

May and Joblonski also teamed with Robert Campbell and Collin Olson to take the 400 relay.

Individually, the Bears had two double winners.

Olson took the 200 free and 50 free and sophomore Alex Mitchell took the 200 IM (2:22.52) and breast (1:10.36).

May was first in the fly, Tabin won the 100 and Bearden took the 500.

On the diving side of things, Pugh was tops, followed closely by Nolan Gutenschwager and Carter Waggoner.

Lincoln Park’s win came in the backstroke when Kyle Bectol took the top spot with a swim of 1:15.28.

Other highlights included Sandon Elkins who took second in both the 50 free (28.30) and the 100 breast (1:25.15).

The Rails also finished second in the 200 free with a time of 2:02.37.

Two nights earlier, the Bears topped Taylor Co-Op 86-60, breaking school records and swimming personal-bests.

Tabin, who has had a stellar season in the waters in his freshman year, joined with fellow freshmen Nate Edmonds, Gomez and Bearden to win the 200 free relay with a new freshman record.

Individually, he was a double-winner in the 100 free (51.83) and the 50 free. His 50 free swim of 23.22 broke a long standing freshman record set by standout swimmer Ken Johns.

Easton also teamed with May, Olson and Dylan Fore to win the 400 free relay.

Olson was a double-winner as well in the 200 IM (2:08.73) and the 100 breast (1:06.66), along with Perovich in the 100 back (1:03.09) and the 100 fly (1:03.92). May took the 200 free (1:57.62) and Bearden won the 500 with a personal best swim of 5:27.33.

Pugh was tops in the diving well with a career-best score of 239.70.

After falling to Roosevelt, Taylor Co-Op took on Trenton and Greenhills and topped Greenhills 108-42.

Standouts swims for Taylor included a third place finish in the 200 medley relay from Brennan Dukes, Troy Busch, James Iraira and Michael Taylor (1:56).

Iraira took fourth in the 100 fly (1:05), followed by Poletti in sixth (1:19).

Jacob Szczepanski was fourth in the 500 free (6:26), followed closely by Philpott (6:36).

Allen Park got a big win over the Carlson-Anderson Combined team, topping the favored Marauders 92.78 in each team’s final dual meet of the season.

Carlson Coach Amy Kleinsmith said it was a very stressful and close meet.

The excitement started right away when the Jaguars took the 200 medley relay by .03 seconds (Michael Harris, Tommy Lareau, Cody Gledhill, Jacob Barstad) with a time of 1:51.91.

Carlson came right back when Matt Anderson took the 200 free with a time of 1:57.96. He was a double-winner and also took the 100 free (51.43).

But the Jags responded and not long after, Allen Park went one-two in back-to-back finishes in the 200 IM and 50 free.

Lareau took first in the 200 IM (2:10.49) followed by Harris (2:18.93).

Daniel Cayo was top in the 50 free (24.93) with Mitchell Sturm just behind (25.34).

In the 500 free Nico Ayala and Barstad posted career-best swims, as did Lucas Haws and Ryan Ruiz in the 100 back.

The Jags kept things rolling by winning the 200 free relay (Harris, Johnson, Sturm, Cayo) in 1:40.04.

Individually, Lareau set a Carlson pool record with a first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.76.

Carlson’s other first-place finishes came in the 100 back when Thomas Jozwiak won the event in 1:01.16 and when Ryan Owen took the 100 fly (1:02.06).

The team went two-three in the 100 breast (Alec Penland, Hunter, Dunn) as well as the 400 free relay.

The Marauders were also second in the 200 free relay.

Jozwiak was third in the 200 IM and Jacob Mastrogiacomo was third in the 50 free.

Last Updated: 2/14/2014 1:59:16 PM EST