September 19, 2012 - The Oxford Lady Wildcat swimmers are improving with each practice, dive and stroke and Coach Jackie Rank is confident the team will continue its pace.
Oxfordís Abigail Kronenberg prepares to make a dive.
Photo by Dan Shriner. (click for larger version)
Last week, the swim team lost a non-league match to Brandon, 99-86 and a league meet to Berkley, 112-76.
"We have had some great swims and we know where to go from here," Rank said. "The girls need to learn to go after it until they touch the wall."
Against Berkley, Rank said her team was missing some swimmers due to illness or injury and is confident the tankers will be able to compete with Berkley at the upcoming OAA league meet.
Rank said the addition of Elise Ormiston to the dive group will help Oxford. Ormiston won the diving competition against Berkley with a score of 119.15. The other two divers, Abigail Kronenberg and Laura
Schimmel, are both juniors and are new to diving. "I can't believe how far they have come in such a short time," said Rank.
Berkley controlled the relay events while the Lady Cats were overpowering in the freestyle events.
Oxford's record dropped to 1-3 while Berkley improved to 3-1.
The team's next meet is Thursday at North Farmington High at 6 p.m.
The results from the Berkley meet were:
200 Medley Relay: Oxford's A Relay of Liverance, Wilkins, Curtis, and Fredericks took 2nd with a time of 2:09.25.
200 Freestyle: Haley Kornburger took 1st with a time of 2:00.24. Courtney Lavender finished in 5th place.
200 Individual Medley: Sydney Liverance finished 2nd with a time of 2:39.41. Elizabeth Wilkins finished in 5th.
50 Freestyle: Taylor Curtis came in 1st with a time of 27.41. Abbie Fredericks and Allison Miller came in 4th and 5th place respectively.
Diving: Elise Ormiston finished in 1st place with a score of 119.15. Abigail Kronenberg finished in 5th.
100 Butterfly: Abbie Fredericks finished in 2nd place with a personal best time of 1:13.29. Mackenzie Deck finished in 5th place.
100 Freestyle: Taylor Curtis came in 1st place with a time of 58.32. Miranda Murphy came in 5th place.
500 Freestyle: Haley Kornburger finished in 1st place with a new school record time of 5:18.84. Melissa Skelton finished in 4th for Oxford.
200 Freestyle Relay: Oxford's A Relay of Miller, Silvestri, Murphy, and Deck came in 3rd with a time of 2:05.12.
100 Backstroke: Sydney Liverance finished in 2nd place with a time of 1:10.37. Allison Miller rounded out the top five.
100 Breaststroke: Elizabeth Wilkins took 2nd place with a time of 1:21.10. Caitlyn Wroblewski finished in 3rd place.
400 Freestyle Relay: Oxford's A Relay of Kornburger, Curtis, Fredericks, and Liverance finished in 1st place with a time of 4:03.47.
Former Leader Editor Dan Shriner will cover Wildcat football this season.