FENTON — Amidst a 10-team field at the Genesee County Swim and Dive meet hosted by Fenton last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Carman-Ainsworth placed fourth with 179 points. Coming in first was Grand Blanc with 650 points, which picked up its sixth straight County title. Fenton was second at 353 and taking third with 250 was Brandon. Kearsley/Clio was fifth at 171, Powers had 163 and Davison was seventh with 139. That left Swartz Creek in eighth at 135, Lapeer had 80 and Holly posted a 64.
In the 200 medley relay, McKenzie Bartlett, Emily Stemczynski, Rebecca Hrit and Selena Adams posted a 2:08.52 to place fifth, the 200 free relay squad of Adams, Stemczynski, Dorothy Dollinger and Kayla Seeley was also fifth in 1:53.21 and Stemczynski swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.49 to finish fifth. In the 100 fly, Hrit came in fifth in 1:13.23, Adams was 14th in 1:15.14 and Bartlett was 15th in 1:1757. In the one-meter diving, Messina was eighth with a finals score of 248.10, Kassidy Lord was ninth with 243.75 points and posting 219.50 to come in 12th was Taylor Wheaton.
In the 400 free relay, it was Bartlett, Bade, Hrit and Shannon Shaughnessy taking seventh in 4:29.62, in the 100 back Adams grabbed the seventh spot in 1:12.12 and Bartlett was 15th in 1:14.18. Stemczynski was ninth in the 50 free in 26.92. The 200 free featured Seeley taking the 12th slot in 2:16.73 and Bade was 13th in 2:17.74 and 14th in the 500 free by clocking in at 6:32.51.
Lapeer came to Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing on Tuesday for a non-conference matchup and lost to the Lady Cavs, 91-87. Taking first in the 200 medley relay in 2:13.59 was Bartlett, Dollinger, Hrit and Adams, in the 200 free Shannon Shaughnessy won in 2:29.60 and in the 200 IM grabbing the top two spots were Adams in 2:44.30 and Bartlett in 2:45.73. The 50 free was claimed by Bade in 28.10, Wheaton was victorious in the diving with a personalbest score of 151.50 and claiming the first slot in the 100 fly in 1:18.70 was Bartlett.
Coming in second and third in the 100 free was Dollinger in 1:06.96 and Ashley Jones in 1:10.59, finishing first and second in the 500 free were Seeley in 6:12.75 and Hrit in 6:36.38 and winning the 200 free relay in 1:57.99 was Adams, Messina, Dollinger and Seeley. Carman-Ainsworth also exhibitioned several events, including Adams swimming the 100 back in 1:11.51, Dollinger touched the wall in the 100 breaststroke in 1:28.45 and in the 400 free relay, posting a 4:26.05 was Bartlett, Bade, Hrit and Seeley.
“Lapeer is down. They graduated a bunch of girls last year,” said Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing coach Kevin McGlashen. “They’re a team that’s going through a rebuilding phase at the moment, which actually allowed us to swim some girls in places we’ve wanted to swim them in, but didn’t have the opportunity to because we didn’t know how they’d perform. We got to see some good things. We’re happy with what we saw.”
Carman-Ainsworth takes on Davison at Kearsley tomorrow in a Saginaw Valley League-South meet.