Plymouth girls third at Warsaw
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth girls swimming ended their fantastic swim season on Saturday at the Warsaw Sectional Finals with an impressive 3rd place finish. This is the best finish for Plymouth Girls Swimming since 2009 when the Pilgrims last finished in 2nd place. The Pilgrims scored an impressive 265.5 points in the 12 team Sectional.
Notable performances included Marley Houin who finished with the highest point value of 29 points. Lucy Keirn claimed the top Plymouth swimming finish of 3rd place as just a second-year swimmer. Claudia Marohn moved on to regionals on Tuesday by nabbing 3rd place in diving.
200 Medley Relay — 4th Place, 2:02.67, best time
Lucy Keirn, Rachel Jacobs, Marley Houin, Summer South.
200 Free — Rachel Jacobs turned right around after the Medley Relay to compete in the consolation heat of the 200 free. She finished 6th in her heat with a time of 2:21.72 and 14th place overall. Raven Gritton also competed in the event finishing 5th place in the heat and 13th overall with a time of 2:18.66.
200 IM— Lucy Keirn represented Plymouth well in the 200 IM with a 5th place finish in the consolation heat. Overall she finished 13th with a time of 2:40.93.
50 Free — Plymouth had all three racers qualify for Saturday in the 50 free. Kieran Gritton swam a best time at 28.86 and moved from 16th to 13th overall. Aumrie Weiss won the consolation heat swimming a best time at 27.37 finishing 9th overall. Summer South finished 8th in finals with a 27.50.
Diving — Plymouth earned significant points with diving, as they were the only team to field three divers out of the eight divers participating in the event.
Madi Hauptmann dove well as a freshman and scored 253.55 points in her 11 dives to earn an 8th place finish.
Maggie Bradway finished her diving career with a 5th place finish overall and 293.05 points. Congratulations on a strong career.
Claudia Marohn finished in 3rd place with a score of 354.50 points and therefore advanced to Diving Regionals on Tuesday at Valparaiso.
100 Fly — After the halfway point in the meet, Kyleigh Kara jumped into the pool and swam a 1:18.18 to move up from 15th to 14th place overall.
Marley Houin then raced in the finals finishing 4th with a time of 1:05.68 scoring 15 points for the team.
100 Free — Aumrie Weiss won her 2nd consolation heat of the day in the 100 free, swimming another best time at 1:00.36 and a 9th place finish. Certainly an impressive showing for a first-year swimmer. Summer South secured 7th place in her second Finals swim with a 1:00.02 earning 12 points.
500 Free — Both Izzie Wray and Raven Gritton swam best times in the 500 to finish their seasons. Izzie finished 12th overall with a final time of 6:43.27.
Raven Gritton accomplished her goal of making finals and she continued to make the most of it. She finished her impressive career with a 7th place finish and a time of 6:08.01.
200 Free Relay — 5th Place, 1:53.78, best time.
Aumrie Weiss (27.35), Kieran Gritton (28.52), Rachel Jacobs (28.67), Raven Gritton (29.24)
All swimming best split times, Plymouth dropped an impressive 4.79 seconds.
100 Back — Rilynn Ames tied for 13th place dropping close to 2 seconds to finish with a best time of 1:21.05. Grace Martin continued to improve by swimming a best time of 1:20.39 and finishing in 11th place.
In the Championship Finals, Lucy Keirn took the top swimming finish of the day with a 3rd place swim of 1:07.57.
100 Breaststroke — Sophie Wray finished in 16th for Plymouth and scored a point with a time of 1:29.21 in the consolation heat. Rachel Jacobs also swam well finishing her career with a season-best time of 1:23.15 and a 12th place finish.
Marley Houin represented Plymouth in the Finals again with a 5th place finish and a best time of 1:15.29. She then turned around to swim the next event and final relay of the day.
400 Free Relay — 4th Place, 4:03.08 best time.
In the final race of the day, Plymouth dropped 18.93 seconds from their season’s best entry time.