Source: Sherman Publications

Swimmers end season with loss to strong team

by Andrew Moser

October 26, 2011

By Andrew Moser

Leader Staff Writer

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.