FENTON — The Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing varsity girls’ swim and dive team may have had its struggles this year, but recently the squad’s horizon just got a whole lot brighter.
That’s because, despite facing much larger programs from all across the county and beyond, the Lady Cavs were still able to come in fifth with a score of 200 at the 10-team Genesee County Meet last weekend.
Winning the event with 557 points was Grand Blanc, host Fenton was second with 275 and Brandon third at 229. That left Powers in fourth with 216, Lapeer was sixth at 184 and Davison had 180. Holly and Kearsley Clio tied for eighth with 131 and Swartz Creek was 10th with 86.
In the finals last Saturday, Kayla Seeley, Andrea Bade, Selena Adams and Emily Stemczynski were fourth in the 200 free relay in 1:53.22, in the 100 breaststroke Stemczynski was fourth in 1:15.86 and Andrea Bade ninth in 1:21.08 and in the diving competition, Jennifer Messina, Kassidy Lord and Kenzey Lord finished fourth, ninth and 10th with scores of 228.2, 187.65 and 186.4, respectively. The Lady Cavs also got a sixth-place showing from Rebecca Hrit, Stemcynski, McKenzie Martlett and Seeley in the 200 medley relay in 2:07.96, clocking in at 26.71 and 29.37 in the 50 free to claim the sixth and 14th spots were Stemcynski and Adams and Seeley was ninth in the 100 free in 1:00.96.
Hrit also swam a 1:16.99 in the 100 fly to come in seventh and Bartlett was 10th in 1:16.99. In the 100 backstroke, Hrit was ninth in 1:15.59, Adams 11th in 1:17.31 and Bartlett 12th in 1:17.44. Taking eighth in the 400 free relay in 4:26.54 were Hrit, Adams, Rebecca Bade and Bartlett.
All this came after last Friday’s preliminary round that was highlighted for the Lady Cavaliers by Stemcynski grabbing fourth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:16.04 and fifth in the 50 free in 26.64, Hrit clocked in at 1:13.53 in the 100 fly to also place fifth and ninth in the 100 backstroke in 1:14.2 and Andrea Bade was ninth in the 50 free in 1:22.21.
Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing hosted Midland for a Saginaw Valley Association meet today. The Lady Cavs also have home league contests on Tuesday against Powers and Oct. 11 against Davison before traveling to Bay City Central on Oct. 16.