Manistee totaled 494 points to claim the outright conference championship. Spring Lake was second with 466 points, followed by Ludington (364), Muskegon Cahtolic Central (342) and Fremont (163).
Head coach Kim Arnold was proud of her team, as the Lakers produced a number of personal bests, which included a first-place finish by the 200 medley relay team. The combination of Jaylen Adkins, Roxane Strobel, Olivia Kuhn and Sophia Kleinheksel produced a state cut time of 2 minutes, 01.17 seconds.
Arnold also highlighted a first-place finish by Aubrey Rolston in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 6:03.78, as well as the victorious 200 freestyle relay. Ellen Hyde, Kleinheksel, Strobel and Adkins clocked in at 1:47.03.
The Lakers dominated in the diving competition, with Paige Rubleski leading the way with a first-place finish, and Makayla Boyink taking runner-up honors.
Rubleski, a sophomore, had a final score of 331.40, while Boyink totaled a 328.00. Shelby Munch placed sixth overall with a score of 295.60.
“It was so exciting,” said diving coach Barb Brackett. “Makayla had to finish in the top four to make it to regionals, which really put extra pressure on her. Paige had qualified already during the season. In the last round of dives, they both scored great to move past their competition.
“It was a great way to finish the regular season.”