FENTON —- Despite the fact they were facing some of the top varsity boys’ swim teams in the area, Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing was hoping to use its depth to work its way to the top of the standings last weekend at the Genesee County Swim and Dive meet.
In turn, while Grand Blanc did grab the top spot for the 10-team event with 522 points, followed by Fenton and Brandon with scores of 370 and 232, the Cavaliers were still able to find their niche and slide into fourth place with 222.5 points. Coming in fifth was Flint Powers with 206, Holly snatched the sixth slot at 194 and Davison was seventh with 145. Swartz Creek, the combined squad from Lapeer West and Lapeer East and Kearsley/Clio then rounded things out with marks of 113, 107.5 and 45, respectively.
In the 200 medley relay it was Blake McDonald, Patrick Sharp, Mike Johns and Nick Price who came in fourth for the Cavaliers in 1:53.25, Evan Snyder was eighth in the 200 free in 2:04.39 and in the 200 IM Price was 13th in 2:29.48. In the 50 free, Mike Johns finished seventh in :24.41, Bryan Mendoza was sixth in the diving competition with 261.20 points and in the 100 fly, Johns was seventh in 1:02.05 and Anthony Summers placed 14th in 1:05.56. Taking second for the Cavaliers in the 100 free by clocking a :51.66 was Price, Paul Lucky was 14th in the 500 free in 5:58.68 and Casey McNally 16th in 6:09.08 and swiping the fifth position in the 200 free relay in 1:42.46 were Austin Bower, Anthony Zofchak, Jordan Michael and Kevin Borse.
McDonald also made his mark in the 100 back by finishing 11th in 1:09.00, Price was ninth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.18 and ending the day with a fourth-place showing in the 400 free relay was Snyder, Johns, Price and Sharp in 3:38.88.
The Cavaliers return to Big Nine competition today at home against Flint Powers, on Tuesday the squad is at Brandon and on Feb. 2 Carman- Ainsworth hosts Royal Oak.