September 5, 2019
The Lady Crusaders obtained their first victory of the season defeating Utica by a score of (as announced) 94 - 76. I know a number of spectators did not believe this was the "real score" and they were correct. I believe in leading by example and I always try to exhibit sportsmanship and not run the score of a meet up. So often times to keep the score close, I will exhibition certain events and the team does not receive any points for those events. Swims that are swam as exhibition events still count for County, MISCA or State cuts and in doing this it is my attempt to show sportsmanship. I believe that by doing this, I am leading other members of the team by example. The actual score of the meet would have been 126 - 50.
The team swam a lot better then I expected tonight. The team added another County qualifier, Malaya Bingham (1-meter diving) and also qualified the 200 Free Relay for the MISCA Meet.
Many swimmers tonight qualified for the County Meet in added additional events. These swimmers included: Lauren Paris, Hannah Gurecki, Emma Dutkiewicz, Sara Bauer, MacKenzie Owensby, Makayla Owensby, Brianne Lowe and Tori Beels.
Swimmers that attained best life time best times tonight included:Karalyn Maslowski - 200 Free, Rachel Yung - 200 IM, AnnDee Geddes - 50 & 100 Free, Sydney Rudolph - 50 Free, Kaelan Fischer - 100 Fly, Sydney Johns - 100 Free and Emilia Ridderikhoff - 100 Breast.
Next Tuesday the team travels to St. Clair to open the Dual Meet Division Season. This will be the first meet in which the team competes against another team in the MAC White Division. The St. Clair pool is only a 6 lane pool so the number of events in which each swimmer will be entered will be limited. The team has two goals for this meet: 1. obtain best times and 2. win the meet.
Just as a reminder, the swimmers will ride the bus to St. Clair High School, but it will be the parents/guardians responsibility to ensure the swimmers make it home safely.