Macomb CountyOctober 16, 2013
Macomb County swimmers set new standards in big meet
By Jason Carmel Davis
C & G Sports Writer
Here is how each team fared at the 2013
Macomb County Swim and Dive Championships.
1. Clinton Township Chippewa Valley, 346 points
MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Chippewa Valley girls swim team proved to be the best in Macomb County again, as the Big Reds won the 2013 Macomb County Swimming and Diving championship.
The win was the fourth straight for Chippewa Valley in the county meet, which took place Oct. 3 and Oct. 5 at Macomb L’Anse Creuse North.
The Big Reds tallied 346 points to win the county meet. Utica Eisenhower placed second with 310, followed by Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse, which notched 242 points at the meet. Romeo High (194) and Utica Ford II (186) rounded out the top five.
“I’m proud of how our girls performed (at the county meet),” L’Anse Creuse coach Tony Schultz said. “We had some solid swims and posted many personal bests. Taking third place sets us up very well for our (Oct. 31) division meet. However, (Eisenhower) looks to be very tough.”
Chippewa Valley athletes won four of 11 events, while Eisenhower swimmers won six of the other seven. The Big Reds won the event after having more athletes place higher in multiple events.
Chippewa Valley senior Skyler Muzichuk won the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle, braking the county record in finishing the 100 butterfly in a time of 57.95 seconds.
Chippewa Valley senior Sydney Ronald scored 428.95 points to win the one-meter diving competition. The Big Reds (senior Haley Hannah, senior Leah Galloway, senior Erika Willson and Muzichuk) also won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:45.04. Ronald’s performance in the diving competition was good enough to merit All-American consideration.
“It was a great meet. It was her (Ronald’s) first championship meet, and for her to dive as consistently as she did really shows where she’s going to be at the end of the year,” Chippewa diving coach Steve Morrow said.
Eisenhower’s team of sophomore Amanda Hudson, sophomore Kate Svisco, sophomore Ashlen Michalski and senior Jamie Svisco won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:54.24, setting a county-meet record in the process. Macomb L’Anse Creuse North’s group of senior Ashley Renock, sophomore Jessie Bliss, junior Christina Zarate and senior Tristan Zabicki finished second in the relay with a time of 1:59.83.
Ike’s Kate Svisco won the 200 medley with a time of 2:14.51. Zarate placed second in 2:18.45, followed by St. Clair Shores Lake Shore freshman Lorin Miley (2:20.88).
Michalski won the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.02. Romeo junior Maggie Todorovich finished second with a time of 26.09. Macomb Dakota freshman Alexis DeAngelis placed third at 26.57.
Ike’s Hudson won the 100 freestyle with a time of 55.84. Romeo sophomore Natalie Krzemecki placed second with a time of 56.17, followed by Chippewa Valley senior Erika Willson, who finished third at 56.24.
Utica Ford II senior Emily Frederick, who placed second and broke a county record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.46, won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:14.85. Chippewa Valley senior Leah Galloway (5:23.15) finished second 5:23.15, while Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse freshman Summer St. Germain (5:26.21) placed third.
Ike’s Hudson won the 100 backstroke in a time of 1:00.94. Michalski placed second with a time of 1:03.12. Sterling Heights Stevenson junior Brandi Kennedy was third with a time of 1:04.40.
Kate Svisco (1:08.94) won the 100 breaststroke, followed by Chippewa Valley’s Hannah (1:14.17) and Romeo’s Todorovich (1:14.71).
Ike’s team of senior Alyssa VanDoorne, Hudson, Michalski and Kate Svisco won the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:43.92 and set a county record. Chippewa Valley placed second with a time of 3:44.49, followed by Anchor Bay, which finished in 3:56.37.