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Swimmers end season with loss to strong team

by Andrew Moser

October 19, 2011

The girls varsity Wildcat swim season came to end with a 116-69 loss against West Bloomfield on Thursday, Oct. 20.

"I thought our last duel meet of the season went well," varsity head coach Jackie Rank said. "We lost against a very strong team.

The Wildcats managed to win two individual events, the 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle, during the meet. Sophomore Elizabeth Wilkins won the 100 breaststroke in a personal best time of 1:19.44, while freshman Taylor Curtis won the 200 freestyle in a time of 2:04.21.

Other individual results include:

200 Medley Relay - Oxford's A relay of freshmen Sydney Liverance, Wilkins, sophomore Rose FitzCrane and freshmen Abbie Fredericks finished second with a time of 2:15.02.

200 Individual Medley - Liverance came in second with a time of 2:41.79. Junior Caitlyn Wroblewski and Wilkins finished fourth and fifth respectively.

50 Freestyle - Sophomore Haley Kornburger finished second with a time of 24.99, while senior captain Amanda delaPaz and Fredericks came in fourth and fifth respectively.

Diving - Sophomore Elise Ormiston finished fourth with 135.40 points.

100 Butterfly - Kornburger came in second with a time of 1:00.32 and FitzCrane was fourth for the Wildcats.

100 Freestyle - Curtis finished second with a time of 58.08, while delaPaz and senior captain Claire Patrell finished fourth and fifth respectively.

500 Freestyle - Sophomore Kaitlyn Barber came in fourth for Oxford with her time of 6:46.36, while sophomore Melissa Skelton finished fifth for the Wildcats.

200 Freestyle Relay - Oxford's A relay of Curtis, delaPaz, Patrell and Kornburger finished second in a time of 1:48.28. The B relay of Liverance, Wroblewski, Murphy and Fredericks finished third.

100 Backstroke - Liverance finished second with a time of 1:15.14. Wroblewski was fourth for Oxford.

400 Freestyle Relay - Oxford's A relay of Curtis, delaPaz, Patrell and Kornburger finished second in a time of 3:55.09.

The next chance to see the swimmers in action is in the Oakland Activities Association White division championship, which take place at Oxford High School on Wednesday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 4.

Swimming prelims are on Nov. 2. The divers take center stage on Thursday, Nov. 3 while the swimming finals take place on Nov. 4. All events begin at 6 p.m.