It is not an uncommon sight to see the Dexter girls’ swim and dive team on top of the SEC White standings.

The Dreadnaughts are gunning for their 22nd straight SEC White title and are still the team to beat after improving to 5-0 in the conference after a 137-47 win over Pinckney Thursday night.

While Dexter might not be the fastest team in the state, they do have depth with nearly 40 girls on the squad and that carries them a long way, especially in dual meets.

The Dreadnaughts dominated the small Pirate team by winning 10 of 12 events, including sweeps in five of the events. The Pirates had just 11 members on their squad.


Dexter swept the 200 free (Elizabeth Merz, Elizabeth Young, and Alyssa Frost), diving (Vivian Kinnard, Elysa Grossman, and Emily Rooney), 500 free (Theresa Rutz, Meryl Freiman, and Melissa Lewis), and 100 breast (Zoe Michos, Charlotte Schultz, and Maddi Matos).

They also swept the 200 relay with the A-team of Merz, Holly, Durand, Haille Waters, and Dani Schulz; B-team Isa Reyes, Ella Krahn, Alexis TerBush, and Gwen Tatara, and C-team of Young, Taylor Durliat, Natalie Koenn, and Frost.

First place finishes went to the 200 medley relay team of Waters, Schultz, Lauren Witte, and Michos; Waters 100 fly, Merz 100 free, Jackie Wyka 100 back and the 400 free relay of Krahn, Rutz, Tatara, and Witte.

Elizabeth Merz won the 100 free, 200 free, and was part of the winning 200 free relay. Picture by Mike Williamson

Second-place finishes went to the 200 medley relay team of Matos, Koenn, Emma Sortor, and Durand, TerBush 200 IM, Schulz 50 free, Witte 100 fly, and Claire Blodgett 100 back.

Pinckney’s Annabelle Habekorn won the 50 free, was 2nd in the 100 free and was part of the 400 free relay that finished 2nd with AnnaLiese Singer, Bridget Kramer, and Ava Kovach.

Singer also won the 200 IM and was third in the 100 fly for the Pirates


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