Nick Arakelian sets record in 500-yard freestyle as Livonia Stevenson boys swimm

HOLLAND -- A year ago at this time, Livonia Stevenson junior Nick Arakelian didn't think he was going to be swimming at his high school. He was too busy preparing for last summer's Olympic trials.

One year later, Arakelian's record-breaking performance led Stevenson to a third-place finish with 191 points at Saturday's Division 1 state finals at Holland Aquatic Center. It's the highest finish for Stevenson since it finished third in 2006.


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