Ready to swim for state title

The Wolves hosted the OAA Red Division Swim and Dive Championship, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 and finished in fourth place with 302 points.
Clarkston’s 200-yard medley relay took first, setting a new varsity and pool record with a time of 1:47.47. Swimming on the relay team were Caroline Hughes, Alexis Moon, Evie Dice and Haley VanBuskirk.
Moon also scored points for the team as she won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.06.
Swimmers scoring points for the Wolves were seniors Hughes and Rachel Kociba; juniors VanBuskirk and Betsey Walkowiak; and sophomores Moon and Dice.

Sophomore Evie Dice, sophomore Alexis Moon, junior Haley VanBuskirk and senior Caroline Hughes set a new Clarkston varsity and pool record in the 200-yard medley relay. Photo provided

Hughes placed third in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.00 and fifth place in the 100-yard butterfly, 59.58; Kociba, 15th place, 50-yard freestyle, 26.20 and 16th place, 100-yard freestyle, 57.58; VanBuskirk, second place, 50-yard freestyle, 24.74 and third place, 100-yard freestyle, 53.90; Walkowiak, 13th place, 100-yard butterfly, 1:01.72 and 14th place, 200-yard IM, 2:18.75; Dice, fourth place, 50-yard freestyle, 24.84 and sixth place, 100-yard butterfly, 59.83; Moon, first place 100-yard breaststroke, 1:07.06 and third place, 200-yard IM, 2:11.65.
The 400-yard freestyle relay finished in second place in 3:36.74 with the team of Dice, Moon, VanBuskirk and Hughes. The 200-yard freestyle relay finished fourth in 1:43.33 with the team of Kociba, Walkowiak, Jenna Brown and Allison Vassilakos.
For diving, freshman Madison Verbeke finished in second place with a total of 324 points; sophomore Abby Bartley, third place with 319.20 points; freshman Alivia Walbridge, fourth place with 313.50 points; and senior Elise Lowell, eighth place with 268.30 points.
OAA Red All-League honors went to divers Bartley and Verbeke, Moon for 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard medley relay.
Divers prepare for the regional meet at Bloomfield Hills this Thursday and the swimmers prepare for the MHSAA Division 1 Girls Swim and Dive State Championship at Eastern Michigan University, Nov. 16-17.