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Athlete of the Week
Stelpflug finishes with big splash

April 06, 2011

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Kenneth Stelpflug finished his high school swim career with a bang.

He was the first Clarkston swimmer to medal in four events at the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Swimming and Diving Finals on March 11-12.

He received All-State honors and lead Clarkston to their 19th place finish.

Stelpflug finished in the top ten for his two individual events, taking eighth place in the 200-yard freestyle with time of 1:44.96 and ninth in 500-yard freestyle with time of 4:41:08.

Joined by Steven Nelson, Zachary Rabideau and Eric Misteravich in the 200-yard medley relay, the boys finished in 15th place.

Stelpflug, Nelson, Rabideau and Kramer Kamp topped another relay event. They finished in 16th in the 400-yard freestyle relay with the time of 3:19.42.

During his senior year he won the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events at the Oakland County Championships in February and won the 200-yard IM and 500-yard freestyle at the OAA Red league meet.

He also set records in ten of the 11 events during his career and made four appearances at the state finals.

Stelpflug began his swimming career because of his younger sister.

"She came home and said 'I am better than you in something,'" he said.

The next day he started in Sea Wolves - changing his life and boosting the Clarkston program for years to come.

Stelpflug continues his swim career at University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the fall where he will continue working on breaking records.