In Class A, Birmingham Seaholm's Jenny Vanker keeps rollin' along. She
took the 50 (23.11) and 100 free (50.14) to help her team take the A
title over Ann Arbor Pioneer 169-153.50.
Anne Aristeo of Livonia Stevenson took the 200 (1:49.41) and 500 frees
(4:49.94) She set a state record of 4:48.67 in the 500 during friday
prelims. Undecided until recently, the senior decided on Stanford for
Jenny Crisman, who had the fastest times in the state in the 50 and 100
free coming into the meet, swam the 100 fly and 100 back instead. Her
wins in the fly (54.86) and back (54.41) are both state records. She's
off to the University of Michigan next year.
In the absence of those three swimmers, Bloomfield Hills Lahser's Sara
Johnson took the 200 IM in 2:06.01.
In Diving, the East Kentwood juggernaut rolls merrily along. Carly Weiden
took the 1-meter title with 432.25 points.
In Class BCD (small schools), Holland Christian won its first state
title with 170 points, upsetting favored Albion (157). East Grand Rapids
was third (134) in its worst finish since the classes were split in the
The Maroons took the Medley (1:53.83) and 200 free relays (1:41.87) but
had only one individual winner in diver Kristen Bussler as a team effort
took the title.
Heidi Hendrick of Saginaw Nouvel won the 50 (24.98) and 100 free(54.29),
and Laura Sadler of Marysville repeated titles in the 200 IN (2:11.94)
and 100 *** (1:07.46) Flint Powers' Jaycinda Smith was runner-up in
the IM, and went on to take the 100 fly (1:00.66) Bloomfield Hills
Cranbrook-Kingswood sophmore Elizabeth Groth took the 200 free (1:56.03).
Albion's Jordan Longhurst took the 100 back in 1:00.49
"God grant me the strength to change the things I can change, the wisdom
to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to hide the bodies
of those who***me off"