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Athletic Update November 10, 2017

11-10 Athletic Update

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 CROSS COUNTRY – We are so proud of the late season efforts of Owosso’s 3 Individual Cross Country State qualifying Captains. Senior Kaitlyn Owens finished her 3rd straight State Finals appearance just outside of the Top 30 (37th) in 19:20. After falling short of qualifying last season, Sophomore Jorden Sowash quickly turned things around this season, making it to his first meet at MIS (45th, 16:31). Andrew Dallas’ Senior career ended on a high note by punching his first ticket to the big meet (130th, 17:12). Although finishing times weren’t exactly what runners were hoping for, they all showed strong finishes upon entering the track. Our Seniors set the bar high for returning runners, while Sowash looks to lead his team to great things over the next two years.

D2 Girls
1st place finisher Olivia Theis (Lansing Catholic, 16:52)
1st Lansing Catholic, 77 points
2nd Grand Rapids Christian, 145
3rd DeWitt, 197

D2 Boys
1st place finisher Shuaib Aljabaly (Coldwater, 15:12)
1st Chelsea, 96 points
2nd Corunna, 110
3rd Lansing Catholic, 165

Link to all State Finals Results
https://www.mhsaa.com/Sports/Boys-Cross-Country/2017-Finals

 FOOTBALL – Season Concluded.

GOLF (GIRLS’) – Season Concluded.

 SOCCER (BOYS’) – Season Concluded.

SWIM & DIVE (GIRLS’) – The Girls Swim and Dive Team wrapped up its regular season with the Flint Metro League Conference Meet at Fenton on Friday and Saturday. Swimmers competed in preliminaries on Friday with the top 16 swimmers in each event advancing to the finals on Saturday. Owosso came into the conference meet with a 9-1 record with their only loss coming against Fenton who has won the conference title for the past 11 seasons in a row. Everyone knew Fenton would run away with another league title. Owosso’s goal was to secure a 2nd place finish in the conference by beating Swartz Creek and Brandon who finished in 3rd and 4th place in the dual meet season. All season the Trojans have relied on their team depth and talent to rack up wins. The Trojans would call on all swimmers again to help power the team to a strong showing.

The first event was the 200-medley relay. The team of Alexis Chamberlin, Lily Espinoza, Sidney Voss and Katie Clevenger got the Trojans off to a great start taking 2nd place. In the 200 free Allie Pumford smashed the school record of 2:05.08 set in 1987 by clocking a time of 2:01.80. This was the breakthrough swim Pumford had been waiting for all season. On Saturday Pumford would finish 2nd. Maddy Kregger finished 10th, Jessa Baumdraher finished 13th, Kelsi Parker was 14th and Lindsey Woodworth finished 16th all turning in lifetime best times on Friday or Saturday. Marissa Spalding and Emma Schwab swam well on Friday both posting their fastest times ever with Spalding just missing the top 16, placing 17th and Schwab placed 19th. In the 3rd event the 200 IM Lily Espinoza placed 3rd, Sidney Voss qualified 7th, Erika Ochodnicky won a close race finishing 9th and Lily Davis finished 12th. All swimmers had a lifetime best time on either Friday or Saturday. Mallory Irelan sprinted to win the conference title in the 50 free. Madison Livingston broke the 29 second mark for the first time placing 11th and Rachel Dahl place 12th also in a lifetime best time. Vanessa Bowers, Abby Christian and Elizabeth Vreibel all turned in lifetime best times in the 50 free. In Diving Katie Clevenger placed 2nd and Faith Gates took 9th with both setting personal bests. Irelan earned another conference title in the 100 fly where she broke her own school record which she set last season. Sidney Voss finished 7th and Madison Livingston was 11th, both swimmers clocked faster times on Saturday then what they posted on Friday. Vanessa Bowers had her fastest time of the season on Friday qualifying 16th. In event 7 the 100 free Allie Pumford qualified for states on Friday and improved that time on Saturday placing 4th. Erika Ochodnicky placed 10th and Rachel Dahl took 11th both turning in lifetime best times on Friday. Alexis Chamberlin and Lauren Taylor just missed placing in the top 16 finishing 17th and 18th. Taylor drop 5 seconds off her previous best time. Adriana Reale and Elizabeth Vreibel dropped 7 and 4 seconds respectively both turning in lifetime best times. In the 500 free Maddy Kregger placed 8th, Jessa Baumdraher was 13th, Lindsey Woodworth was 15th,  Marissa Spalding was 16th and Emma Schwab was 19th all turning in lifetime best times on Friday or Saturday. On Friday the 200-free relay of Katie Clevenger, Erika Ochodnicky, Allie Pumford, Mallory Irelan broke the school record which had been 1:45.63 set in 2015. The team turned in a time of 1:44.15. Breaking the record by over a second and a half in swimming’s fastest relay is an impressive accomplishment and the team qualified for the State Championships. On Saturday, they raced to a 2nd place finish. In event 10 the backstroke Alexis Chamberlin placed 6th, Lily Davis placed 7th, Kelsi Parker was 13th Lauren Taylor was 15th and Adriana Reale was 19th all swimmers turned in lifetime best times. In the breaststroke Lily Espinoza placed 2nd, Faith Gates placed 9th and Abby Christian was 16th. All three had their fastest time ever on Friday or Saturday. The final event was the 400-free relay. The team of Mallory Irelan, Erika Ochodnicky, Sidney Voss and Allie Pumford broke their own school record on Friday and placed 2nd on Saturday.

Every swimmer had a lifetime best time with most swimmers having lifetime best times in multiple events. 19 swimmers placed in the top 16 in an individual event with 13 of those swimmers placing in 2 individual events. The team broke 4 school records. The team easily held off Swartz Creek and Brandon to earn a 2nd place finish in the conference.
The team will look to qualify a few more swimmers for the state meet on Tuesday and then they will turn their attention to the State Championships on Nov. 17th and 18th.

Final Scores
1. Fenton 751.5
2. Owosso 366
3. Swartz Creek 230
4. Brandon 227.5
5. Holly 194
6. Kearsley 129

At the Second Shave Meet at Grand Ledge HS – the medley relay the team of Allie Pumford, Lily Espinoza, Mallory Irelan, and Katie Clevenger smash the school record of 2:01.39 set in 1999 going 1:59.68 and quailed for the State Championships.

The team of Allie Pumford, Sidney Voss, Erika Ochodnicky and Mallory Irelan break their own school record for the 3rd time this year and qualified for the State Meet. Their previous record was 3:57.09 they crushed it tonight going 3:54.35.

 

TENNIS (BOYS’) – Season Concluded.

VOLLEYBALL – Season Concluded.

Dates of Importance

  • 11/11-Band Craft Show
  • 11/11-Veterans’ Day
  • 11/13-School Improvement Meeting
  • 11/15-Department Meetings
  • 11/17 & 18-MHSAA Swim & Dive State Finals

Next Week’s Schedule (subject to sudden change)

Please visit www.schedulestar.com for the complete calendar

 

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