GH, SL swim competes in state finals prelims

Grand Haven's stay at the Division 1 state swimming and diving finals at the Holland Aquatic Center was short lived, as the Bucs failed to advance their relay or a diver to Saturday's finals.
Tribune Staff
Nov 17, 2012

The Bucs’ 200-yard freestyle relay team of McKenzie Landman, Sarah Snider, Katja Lindfors and Stephanie Shantz settled for a 23rd-place finish, as they touched the wall in 1 minute, 42.55 seconds — just two-tenths slower than their seed time. The top seven relays moved on to Saturday’s finals.

In diving, Grand Haven junior Chloe LaLonde couldn’t crack the top 20 competitiors that advanced to the semifinal round, as she finished in 26th with a score of 150.75.

Spring Lake also couldn’t break into Day 2 of competition, as they competed in the Division 3 finals at Eastern Michigan University.

The Lakers’ 200 medley relay was the first to compete and the team of Jaylen Adkins, Audrey Gleason, Olivia Kuhn and Sophia Kleinheksel took 24th in a time of 2:01.17.

Later, Ellen Hyde, Kleinheksel, Roxane Strobel and Adkins placed 21st in the 200 freestyle relay at 1:47.33.

In diving, Lakers’ sophomore Paige Rubleski placed 16th with a score of 141.30 in the preliminary round, which helped her advance to the semifinals. There, she fell two spots in the standings, with a score of 210.90.

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