“At this point in the season, we have been working really hard, and are starting to switch our focus from the conference race to the state meet,” said Spring Lake coach Ellen Wiese. “The girls are starting to get really excited about the big meets at the end of the season and their results are improving with each event we swim in.”
Jen Meulenbelt won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of two minutes, 15 seconds, while Sara Mumby won the 50-yard freestyle race with a time of 25.88 seconds.
Meghan Peel added a win in the 500 freestyle marathon with a time of 5:27, while Carly Komar took a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle race with a time of 59.56. Freshman Shalini Hayenga had a very strong swim, taking second place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:09 and dropping over two seconds from her best time of the season.
The Spring Lake divers finished second, fourth and fifth at the event. Audra Bialik scored 207.5 points, Ellie Higgs added 173.3, and very close behind was Ronnie Russell at 171.
WMC soccer falls to Orchard View in season finale
The Western Michigan Christian boys soccer team traveled to Orchard View on Tuesday for its final regular season tune-up game before next week’s postseason begins.
The Warriors had the luxury of resting many of their key players against the Cardinals after already clinching the Lakes Eight Conference title.
The Cardinals scored three second-half goals, after a 1-1 tie at halftime, to hold off WMC, 4-1.
“This was a good game to get our reserves some good playing time, so we could see how they would do against good pressure,” said WMC coach David Hulings. “We made some mistakes, but this was a good time to learn from these mistakes as we move forward.”
The Warriors host North Muskegon in the first round of district play on Monday. The two squads played to a 1-1 tie just a few weeks ago.
Junior varsity: WMC defeated Orchard View, 2-1, in its final game of the season. WMC's Josh Boyink scored two goals for the Warriors, including the game-winner with seven minutes left in the game off an assist from Joe Hain.