Girls swim places 2nd at the annual county meet to send members to All-State competitions

Cameron Mathews, Sports Editor

From having the meet move locations to Brandon High School, the Fenton girls swim team hosted the annual Genesee County Swim Invitation from Sept. 22 to Sept. 24. After having many people return for the Saturday finals, the girls swim team places second overall at the contest.

“The team as a whole swam very well at finals; the county meets gives us the opportunity to see where our girls stand, with their individual events and as a unit,” swim coach Brad Jones said. “During the meet, some of our girls made qualifying cut times to go to the MISCA meet in two weeks and for the upcoming state meet in November.”

The Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (MISCA) hosts a meet for all qualifiers, of all divisions, in the Lower Peninsula to compete for another state cut swimmers like sophomore Sabrina Hall to compete to further their season.

“I qualified for the 50 freestyle, the 100 freestyle, and with the 200 and 400 freestyle relays,” Hall said. “Being able to go to MISCA for four events this year is a huge improvement from my last season, since I went for only one event last year.”

Hall went to MISCA with the 200 freestyle relay during her freshman year, that same relay almost going to states but barely missing the cut, making her unable to go to the state meet.

“I think it’s amazing to already have a state cut with the 400 freestyle relay team, after missing out on going last year,” Hall said. “The current relay team has a lot of potential to break the varsity record, and I think that we can work towards doing that at the Metro League meet or the state meet.”

For Hall, the other qualifiers, and Jones, the rest of the upcoming season is looking to be successful because of the results of the county meet.

“I was very happy with the results from counties and I think that success will lead this team to our 13th straight Metro League title win,” Jones said. “Right now, we are still working to get more girls qualified for the MISCA meet, and then training toward sending more girls to the state meet at either MISCA or at the League meet.”

The girls swim team will be competing this Thursday, Sept. 29 for a regular schedule meet,home against Holly High School and Marian High School. The swim meet will begin at 6 p.m.