FLINT — The Carman-Ainsworth and Flushing co-op girls’ swim and dive team came into last Thursday’s Big Nine meet looking to cash in on the league’s final title, because next year all four teams will join the Saginaw Valley Association along with Independent Flint Northwestern. Instead, Carman-Ainsworth fought hard, but fell just short, scoring 324 points to finish second to Davison with 410. Powers was third with a score of 324.
Kicking things off for the Lady Cavaliers by placing second in the 200 medley relay at 2:13.59 was Rebecca Hrit, Ashleigh King, Makenzie Bartlett and Mara Johnson in, Allia Howard took top honors in the 200 free in 2:18.66 and Patricia Hrit was fourth at 2:27.78 and grabbing the fifth spot in the 200 IM by clocking in at 2:15.76 was King. In the 50 free it was Courtney Glinka that finished fourth in 29.04 for Carman-Ainsworth, Jenniffer Messina and Kassidy Lord were first and third in the diving competition with scores of 252.6 and 219.45, respectively, and Rebecca Hrit sild into the fifth slot in the 100 fly by with a time of 1:20.07.
As for the 100 free, taking third for the Lady Cavaliers in 1:02.65 was Allia Howard and Mara Johnson was fifth at 1:03.49. In the 500 free, Particia Hrit and Rebecca Bade were third and fifth in 6:30.08 and 6:58.2, and in the 200 free relay, Glinka, Rebecca Hrit, Andrea Bade and Howard were third in 1:57.01. It was Rebecca Hrit who took the second spot in the 100 backstroke in 1:16.92 and Katie Odle was fourth in 1:18.84, King and Johnson were second and fourth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:20.9 and 1:25.83, and in the 400 free relay, Bartlett, Andrea Bade, Johnson and Howard were runners up with a mark of 4:28.61.
The Lady Cavaliers compete on Tuesday in the No. 1-2 Macomb-L’anse Creuse North diving regional and on Nov. 18-19 the Div 1 state finals will take place at Eastern Michigan University. Also competing at regionals will be Bloomfield Hills-Marion, Clarkston, Clinton Township-Chippewa Valley, Davison, Fairhaven-Anchor Bay Algonac, Farmington Hills-Mercy, Kearsley-Clio, Grand Blanc, Lake Orion, Harrison Township-L’Anse Creuse, Lapeer East/Lapeer West, Macomb- Dakota, Macomb-L’Anse Creuse North, Port Huron Northern-Port Huron, Rochester Hills-Rochester, Rochester Hills-Stoney Creek, Romeo, Roseville, Saginaw-Arthur Hill Saginaw, Saginaw-Heritage, Shelby Township- Utica Eisenhower, Sterling Heights-Utica Ford II, Sterling Heights-Utica Stevenson, Troy, Troy-Athens, Utica, Warren Mott, Warren- Cousino, Waterford Kettering/Waterford Mott and West Bloomfield.