To say the Dexter girls’ swim and dive team has dominated the SEC White in recent years is an understatement. Teams go through stretches where they win multiple league titles in a sport, but the Dexter girls have blown the competition away in the SEC White by winning its 21st straight SEC White title last week.
You have to go back to 1996 for the last time the Dreadnaughts did not claim the SEC title.
Dexter dominated the White SEC Finals once again, finishing with 617 points. Easily outdistancing second-place Chelsea with 451.
Depth has always been the Dreads strength in the White and this year was no different.
Dexter won just two events at the Finals in Chelsea, but numerous top eight finishes gave the Dreadnaughts all the points they would need to claim the title.
The Dreadnaughts opened the meet by winning the 200 medley relay with the team of Jordan Maisch, Kamille Balcom, Charlotte Schultz, and Sam Durrant.
Schultz then won the 200 free for the Dreads and their depth would carry them the rest of the way.
Second place finishes went to Hailee Waters in the 200 free, Allison Wyka 500free, the 200 free relay of Sam Durrant, Blacom, Waters, and Elizabeth Merz, Maisch 100 back, Elysa Grossman dive, and the 400 free relay of Merz, Water, Maisch, and Schultz.
Third place finishes went to Merz in the 500, Schultz 50 free, Balcom 200 IM and 100 breast, and Emma Sortor 100 fly.
“We are a young team and relied on our depth, Coach Corey Bergen said.
Dexter had three sophomores make state cuts on the day, with Balcom, Lauren Witte, and Waters punching tickets to the Divison 2 State Finals in two weeks at Oakland University.