Saline Swims Past Dexter

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 10/06/2017 - 00:19
Lizzy Spears swims in the 200-yard IM, which she won quite easily.

Saline swam past Dexter, 120-66, in a varsity girls swim and dive meet at Saline High School Thursday.

The Lady Hornets won all three relays and seven of nine individual events.

Lizzy Spears won the 100 backstroke and 200 IM. She also helped the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay teams to victory.

Kiersten Russell, Emma Loveland, Spears and Sydney Kermath opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:52.56, edging a second Saline replay team of Riley Jones, Lauryn Kruse, Emily Klemptner and Emily Laing.

Maddie Luther won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.06 – about a half-second faster than Saline sophomore Johanna Jorgenson.

Spears won the 200-yard IM in 2:08.04. Sydney Kermath was third in 2:12 and Russell was fifth in 2:14.

One of Dexter’s victories came in the 50-yard freestyle, where Charlotte Schultz won in 24.87. Emily Laing was second in 25.34 and Jones was fourth in 25.85.

Paige Gidley won the one-meter diving with a score of 195.7 as Saline took the top four spots. She was followed by Sarah Densham (193.55), Megan Mulligan (174.9) and Emily Marvin (172.95).

In the 100-yard freestyle, Luther and Jorgenson switched places. Jorgenson won in 51.85 and Luther was second in 52.24. Laing was fifth in 55 seconds.

Dexter’s Sarah Zofchak won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:10.38. Kelsey Robison was third in 5:12.71 and Kermath was fourth in 5:14.97.

Jorgenson, Laing, Sarah Burchart and Luther won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:39.64.

Spears’ second victory came in the 100-yard backstroke, which she swam in 58.64. Jones was third in 1:00.91.

Loveland took the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.73. Madison Miller was third in 1:13.62 and Emily Klemptner was fourth in 1:13.70.

Saline finished the night with Jorgenson, Luther, Kermath and Spears winning the 400-yard free relay in 3:34.72.

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