Going into the final event of Thursday’s home meet against Grandville, Grand Haven’s swimmers and divers knew that winning the 400-yard freestyle wasn’t important.
Finishing second and third, however, was imperative for the Buccaneers to win the meet.
The home team did just that, thanks to an outstanding final swim by Becca Busby, allowing the Bucs to beat the Bulldogs in a very close meet.
“All of our girls swam great,” said Bucs’ assistant coach Evan Carter.
Leah Campbell swam a terrific backstroke leg of the 400 medley relay, while Abby Poort in the 200 individual medley and MacKenzie Landman in the 100 freestyle both swam outstanding.
LAKERS COME UP SHORT
Spring Lake’s swimmers and divers came up four points short in an exciting Coastal Conference showdown at Manistee, losing 92-88.
Roxane Strobel won a pair of events for the Lakers, taking first in the 200 freestyle (2:09.03) and the 500 freestyle (5:47.43).
Jennifer Meulenbelt also won twice, taking the 200 individual medley (2:22.78) and the 100 breaststroke (1:14.15).
Paige Rubleski won the diving competition with 224.05 points, while Meghan Peel took first in the 100 backstroke (1:05.22).
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