Provided by Coach Andrew Thomson
The CHS Swim & Dive team traveled to Ann Arbor Skyline last Thursday evening for a tri-meet with Ypsilanti and host Ann Arbor Skyline. The Bulldogs defeated Ypsilanti by a final score of 151-27 but lost to Skyline 112-74. The Bulldogs ran their overall dual meet record to 9-3 (3-1 SEC White).
“Skyline had a couple of All-State seniors last year who have graduated, but they are still a very talented team and should do some damage in the SEC Red Division the rest of the way,” said Chelsea Head Coach Andrew Thomson after the meet. “Skyline is a good team and has a good facility, so we wanted to use the opportunity in front of us at this meet to try and get some additional relay swimmers qualified for the state meet. We, unfortunately came up short on some of those goals tonight.”
The 200 medley relay team of Ella Girard, Abby Robbins, Olivia Olk, and Morgan DeYoe swam just off a state cut time, touching in 1:59.50. The relay team of Kauri Fields, Jessica Neff, Riley Monahan, and Olivia Prodin was right behind them with a final time of 2:05.95. In the 200 freestyle, Katie Leissner finished with a 2:14.59, while Rory Krause touched in 2:18.89 and Chelsea Paddock posted a 2:20.35.
Olk took first place overall in the 200 IM, finishing in 2:20.08, with Robbins pacing her for second place overall at 2:22.04. Bella Turner was runner up in the 50 freestyle, being narrowly touched out with a 25.20. Prodin was third overall with a 26.81 and DeYoe touched in 27.67. The Bulldog divers took the top two spots overall, with Savannah Fisk winning with a score of 187.85 and Megan Fletcher runner-up with 158.10. Molly Jacobson finished with a 155.50.
Riley Monahan led Chelsea in the 100 butterfly, touching in 1:11.57, while Neff posted a 1:15.72 and Paddock finished in 1:16.32. Prodin finished runner-up in the 100 freestyle, posting a 58.81, while DeYoe finished in 1:01.69, Krause in 1:03.73, and Amanda Dosey in 1:05.70. Monahan paced the 500 freestyle, taking the runner-up position again for the Bulldogs with a 5:47.31. Leissner finished with a 6:01.70 and Hannah Harmes posted a 6:22.27.
The Bulldogs 200 freestyle relay team of Turner, Olk, DeYoe, and Prodin earned a 1:46.48, again narrowly missing the state cut. The team of Robbins, Krause, Leissner, and Paddock touched in 1:55.77. Olk led the charge in the 100 backstroke with a 1:08.03, with Fields posting a 1:09.45 and Girard finishing in 1:16.26. The top two spots belonged to Chelsea in the 100 breaststroke, with Robbins finishing in 1:09.86 and Turner posting a 1:12.18. Neff rounded out the scoring with a 1:20.25.
The meet concluded with the 400 freestyle relay team of Turner, Krause, Monahan, and Fields finishing in 4:08.10. The team of Girard, Dosey, Leissner, and Paddock touched in 4:32.66.
The Bulldogs will host Adrian at Charles Cameron pool on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. before traveling to Dexter on October 17.