Lady Cavaliers fourth at County swim meet

Carman-Ainsworth’s Jennifer Messina spotted the water during the diving competition.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Jennifer Messina spotted the water during the diving competition.

— Over the weekend the Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing varsity swim and dive team competed at the Genesee County meet, finishing fourth in the 10-team field with a score of 177.5. Taking the event’s top spot was Grand Blanc at 670, coming in second with 403 points was Fenton, and placing third with a mark of 197 was Holly. Next came the co-op squad from Lapeer East and West in fifth place with 156 points, Brandon was sixth with 144 and Davison was seventh at 132. The rest of the field included Powers at 130.5, coming in ninth with 83 was Kearsley/Clio and placing last with 54 points was Swartz Creek.

Starting things off for the Lady Cavaliers in the 200 medley relay was Fotini Batsios, Ashleigh King, Kayla Seeley and Ai Kohata with a seventh place showing of 2:15.54, Kohata was first in the 200 free in 2:02.28 after clocking a state-qualifying time of 2:00.41 in last Friday’s preliminaries and in the 200 individual medley Seeley finished 12th at 2:40.32. That set the stage for Allia Howard, who placed 16th in the 50 free with a time of 29.24, coming in fifth, ninth and 12th in diving action with scores of 263.7, 202.5 and 183.55 were Paige Conway, Jennifer Messina and Corina House, respectively, and Kohata qualified for state competition in the 500 free by coming in second at 5:25.0.

With Howard taking the 15th position in the 100 free with a mark of 1:06.95, Seeley also got in on the 500 free, finishing 11th in 6:00.17, and in the 200 free relay Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing’s Jacinda Kitts, Kaylee VanFleet, Courtney Glinka and Howard claimed the sixth spot with a time of 2:02.82. From there Batsios placed 15th for the Lady Cavaliers in the 100 backstroke with a personal best of 1:18.58, in the 100 breaststroke Alison Stemczynski claimed the seventh slot in 1:18.20 and Ashleigh King was 14th at 1:26.41, In the 400 relay, Stemczynski, Howard, Seeley and Kohata came together to post a time of 4:13.85 to take third.

“The girls all did an amazing job and quite a few got their best times,” said coach Jessica Kennedy.

With the County Meet taking place last Friday-Sunday, Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing hosted Davison today, on Oct. 9 the Cavaliers are at the Saginaw Heritage Relays and on Oct. 14 Big Nine rival Powers comes to town.

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