MACOMB COUNTY — With 32 other teams to compete with at Macomb-L’Anse Creuse North diving regional No. 2-1 on Tuesday, the Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing varsity swim team was well aware of what lay ahead.
“We had three girls that went, Jennifer Messina, Kassidy Lord and Taylor Wheaton. We finished 30th, 31st and 32nd out of 33,” said coach Kevin McGlashen. “We were hoping they would go down there and qualify for state. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. They’ve been working really hard and diving really well in practice. The girls, being from two different schools, came together as a team really well. They pushed each other as hard as they possibly could. I thought it was a very successful year as far as everything in the pool, (including) how the girls progressed, how they interacted with each other, how they interacted with the coaches and how they interacted with other teams. I thought each of them did an excellent job.”
While the top 16 individuals moved on to the state meet, Messina posted a score of 105.65, Lord charted 103.80 points and Wheaton had 95.50.
Even though the Lady Cavaliers did not have anyone that qualified, the finals of the Michigan High School Athletic Association championship tournament are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Oakland University for Div. 1.