Cavs merciful in swim victory





Zak Wilkins had the best time in the breaststroke, but Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing conceded that event to Arthur Hill.

Zak Wilkins had the best time in the breaststroke, but Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing conceded that event to Arthur Hill.

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing won the first seven events, then exhibitioned the last five to avoid running up the score and still took an 84-43 victory over Saginaw Arthur Hill in a Saginaw Valley League swimming and diving meet last Friday at Carman-Ainsworth.

Six different Cavaliers won events, and four others were on the winning 200-yard medley relay squad that kicked off the meet, as coach Kevin McGlashen reached deep into his roster to fill out the lineup. The dual was Carman-Ainsworth’s first in its new league.

Tyler Pangerl, Patrick Sharp, Megan Owen and Evan Snyder clocked 1:56.24 in the medley relay to lead a 1-2-3 sweep of that event.

Sawyer Smith then won the 200 freestyle in 2:36.81, with Kyle Glinka second in 2:42.43 and Oliver Swain third in 2:44.66. The Cavs also got a 1- 2-3 sweep in the 200 individual medley, with Zak Wilkins winning in 2:31.57, followed by Pangerl in 2:32.47 and James Napier in 2:50.62.

CJ Ratliff won the 50 free in 28.13 and Brendon McDonald was third in 30.53. Chris Michael took the diving event with 170.05 points and Garrett Crow was second with 121.30.

Blake McDonald was first in the 100 butterfly in 1:11.84, with Johnny Donnelly second in 1:17.9 and Kent Crawley third in 1:19.66. The Cavs also went 1-2-3 in the 100 free, with David Burckheart clocking 1:02.08, Ratliff 1:06.16 and Glinka 1:13.70.

Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing had better times in all five remaining events, but conceded the points to Arthur Hill.

The Cavs now take a break from competition until Jan. 4, when they’ll swim another Valley dual meet at Midland Dow.


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