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2014 All-News-Herald swim team PHOTOS

  • Roosevelt's Danny May
  • Trenton's Adam Mulka
  • Riverview's Keith Stokely


Trenton

It was another dominating season for the Trojans, who finished with the season with their eighth consecutive Downriver League title and the fifth News-Herald championship in six years.

The depth of Trenton was apparent once again the Trojans bring 10 swimmers to the team.

Trenton finished the year with four All-State swimmers in the form of David O’Donnell, Thomas Wolsek, Adam Mulka and Johnny Diehl.

At the D3 state meet, the relay team swam to an eighth-place finish in the 200 free relay (1:29.56). Earlier in the season the team was first at the Downriver League Meet (1:48.28) with a DRL record and state cut.

O’Donnell dominated the waters in his senior season, finishing with quite the resume.

O’Donnell was a News-Herald champion in the 200 IM for the second consecutive year with a finish of 2:07.71.

At the state meet he was an All-State swimmer in an individual event as well as the relay finish.

Individually, he was fifth in the 200 free (1:45.61), breaking a varsity record. He also finished 13th in the 100 free (48.54) with a personal-best swim.

He also joined with Alex Ginn, Thomas Wolsek and Diehl to swim to a 13th place finish in the 400 free (3:23.87) at the state meet.

Individually, Mulka was also an All-State swimmer in the 100 breast (1:01.15). His prelim swim (1:00.72) was a personal-best. Earlier in the season he was first in the event at both the News-Herald Meet (1:05.27) and the Downriver League Meet (1:02.67), a DRL record and state cut.

Vincenzo Guglielmetti was first in the 500 free (5:18.95) for the second straight year at the News-Herald Meet as well as the Downriver League Meet (5:11.01).

At the state meet he finished 19th in the 500 (5:06.33) and swam a personal-best in the 200 free (1:51.82).

Other individual swims at the state meet came in the form of Dane Roberts who swam a personal-best in the 100 fly (56.57) with a 25th place finish and Tyler Stawowczyk who finished 26th in the 500 (5:09.71).

In the 200 yard relay, Andrew Wolsek, Mulka, Roberts and Diehl finished 11th at the state meet (1:41.77).





Riverview

It was another great season for the Riverview guys. MISCA named the team as a “team to watch” and they made waves wherever they went during the 2013-2014 season.

The Bucs finished with four All-State swimmers and had two championships at the annual News-Herald Meet.

Alex Guthrie, Dakota Roehler, Nicolas Guthrie and Morgen Gardocki dominated the Riverview relays this season and their hard work paid off.

The team took first in both the 200 medley (1:43.88) and the 200 free (1:32.99) at the News-Herald Meet.

The 200 medley finish was a News-Herald and pool record.

At the state meet, the foursome earned All-State honors with their seventh place finish in the 200 medley. Their swim of 1:40.60 broke a school record that was set in 1975.

The team was also 12th in the 200 free (1:30.30) and the 400 free (3:22.07) at the state meet. The 200 free finish broke the record for the third consecutive year and the finish in the 400 free broke a record from 1977.

Nicolas Guthrie was the only individual to advance to the state finals and he finished 12th in the 100 fly (54.87). Earlier in the season he was champion in the event at the News-Herald Meet (57.13).

Also at the state meet, Nolan Rochon was 20th in the 200 IM (2:08.75), Roehler was 22nd in the 100 breast (1:05.62), Keith Stokely was 34th in the 100 fly (58.39) and Alex Guthrie was 34th in the 100 free (51.12).

In the diving well, Noah Ellington finished 24th at the state meet with 134.40 points.



Roosevelt

It was quite the year for the Bears, who bring seven strong swimmers to the News-Herald team.

At January’s News-Herald Meet, Roosevelt finished with four gold medals on the day, the most of any team in attendance.

Collin Olson shined for the Bears and capped his stellar swim career by dominating the waters all season long.

Olson was the only double-winner at both the News-Herald Meet and the Downriver League Meet this season.

At the News-Herald Meet he was champion of both the 50 free (22.20) and the 100 free (49.49) for the third consecutive year in each swim.

He is now tied for the most News-Herald championships to date.

His 50 free finish was a News-Herald record and broke a school record that was set three decades ago by Pat Gobb.

At the DRL Meet, Collins was 1st in the 100 fly (55.18) as well as the 50 free. His finish of 21.85 was a Downriver League record and a state cut.

At the D2 state meet at Eastern Michigan, he finished 10th in the 50 free (21.89) and 33rd in the 100 back (58.57).

The day at the News-Herald Meet was capped with a first-place swim in the 400 free relay from Easton Tabin, Dylan Fore, Danny May and Collin Olson.

The team finished in 3:28.79 for the top spot.

Individually, Tabin was tops in the 200 free (1:55.14).

At the DRL Meet, the Bears went one through five in diving with Garrid Blair taking the top spot with 424.30 points.

At the state meet a few weeks ago, Michael Pugh was 20th in the diving well with 213.30 points.

Blair finished 25th in the state with 137.80 points and Jamie Williams was 28th with 136.15 points.

At the News-Herald Meet, Williams was second (399.50) and Pugh was third (362.40).





Cabrini

It was quite the season for the Monarchs who finished with many firsts in swimming school history.

Erik LaCroix shined for Cabrini, as he has his whole career in the diving well. For the third straight year the senior was a News-Herald champion with a pool record of 433 points. It was the fourth best News-Herald record.

At the state meet, LaCroix finished 12th with 342.25 points and became the only Cabrini athlete to qualify and place all four years of their career at a state meet.

Also in the diving well, Brad Bartnicki was 34th with 107.25 points and Anaya Lechnar finished 35th with 103.75 points.

Ford Pariseau made history by become the first ever swimmer to qualify for the state meet where he finished 20th in 1:04.83 in the 100 breast.

He was also third in the event at the News-Herald Meet becoming the first ever Cabrini swimmer to medal at the News-Herald Meet.

The relay team of Joe Trohimczyk, Kirk Nicola, Robert Day and Jonah Globke also qualified for the state meet and finished the 200 medley in 1:26.23.





Carlson/Anderson

The Carlson-Anderson co-op team was led at the annual News-Herald Meet by Thomas Jozwiak, who was a champion in the 100 back with a swim of 58.68.

He was also first in the event at the Downriver League Meet (57.71).





Woodhaven

Just a sophomore, Damien Straub was the only swimmer to qualigy for the state meet for the Warriors this season.

Straub finished 34th in the 100 back with a finish of 58.75.





















Last Updated: 3/20/2014 1:42:12 PM EST

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