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Swimmers drop first two of season

by Andrew Moser

January 18, 2012

The Wildcats' boys swim and dive team took on some of the best in the Oakland Activities Association's Red and White Division during a double-duel meet on Thursday, Jan. 12.

North Farmington (Red division) and Farmington-Harrison (White division) visited Oxford High School and proved to be too much for the Wildcats to handle. North Farmington won 130-56, while Farmington-Harrison won 100-84.

Despite the losses, 24 personal bests were established by the boys during the meet.

"The boys are continuing to improve and I was glad the boys had the opportunity to swim against two higher division teams," varsity coach Jackie Rank said.

Individual results were:

200 Medley Relay - Oxford's A relay of sophomore Blake Hibdon, sophomore Dwight Merrill, sophomore Erick Vandecar and senior Joey Tasch finished second against both teams with a time of 1:51.42.

200 Freestyle - Freshmen Cheyne Stresky was fourth against North Farmington and second against Farmington-Harrison. Sophomore Lewis Marshall and senior Sean Thomas also scored points for the Wildcats.

200 Individual Medley - Vandecar finished third against North Farmington and second against Farmington-Harrison in a school record time of 2:15.62. Tasch and freshmen Chad Scribner also took points for the Wildcats.

50 Freestyle - Junior Jarred Butler was second against both teams, finishing with a time of 23.15. With his times, Butler qualified for the Oakland County meet. Junior Corey Jones was fifth against both teams.

Diving - Oxford swept the top three spots, with senior Matthew Campagiorni finishing first with 189.60 points. Freshmen Jared Tasch was second and sophomore Marco Campagiorni finished third.

100 Butterfly - Vandecar was third against both teams, finishing with a time of 1:01.40. Hibdon also scored points for Oxford in the event.

100 Freestyle - Butler was first against Farmington-Harrison and second in North Farmington, finishing with a school record and state qualifying time of 50.16. Junior Nico McNeil was fifth against both teams.

500 Freestyle - Stresky was third against both teams with a personal best time of 5:26.52. Joey Tasch finished fourth against both teams and Marshall also scored points for the Wildcats.

200 Freestyle Relay - Oxford's A relay of Thomas, Jones, McNeil and Butler came in third against North Farmington and second against Farmington-Harrison with a time of 1:40.35. The B relay of senior Daniel Stockard, Merrill, Scribner and sophomore Tim Cook was third against Farmington-Harrison.

100 Backstroke - Hibdon finished first against Farmington-Harrison and fourth against North Farmington with a time of 1:15.54. Scribner also earned points for Oxford.

400 Freestyle Relay - Oxford's A relay of Tasch, Vandecar, Hibdon and Butler came in second against both teams, finishing in a 3:33.78.

Oxford drops to 3-2 overall (3-0 OAA Blue) with the losses. They swim at Southfield Lathrup on Thursday, Jan. 19.