Sault Space, Marquette Seize Michigan UP Titles as Robertson Units Two Data


  • Saturday March 13, 2021
  • Marquette Senior Excessive Faculty, Marquette, Mi
  • Quick Course Yards
  • Full Outcomes

The Michigan Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation held the Higher Peninsula state meet on March 13. The Higher Peninsula or “UP” colleges compete in a separate state meet than their Decrease Peninsula counterparts. The Sault Space Excessive Faculty ladies captured their first state title in a decent meet with Marquette, whereas the Marquette boys gained in dominant style to safe their second title in a row and twenty eighth general.

Ladies Meet

Sault Space acquired the meet rolling as they smashed the UP document within the 200 medley relay. Junior Anna Hildebrand (30.21), senior Aliah Robertson (29.28), sophomore Julie Innerebner (27.74), and junior Joanne Arbic (24.97) broke their very own document of 1:54.26 from final 12 months as they dropped over two seconds to win in 1:52.20. 

Marquette would take the lead within the meet as they positioned three swimmers within the high 4 of the 200 freestyle. Senior Lexi LaCombe of Marquette was behind on the 150 mark by over a second. She used a 31.85 final 50 to surge forward to win in 2:04.97. This was LaCombe’s second particular person state title of her profession as she beforehand gained the 100 backstroke in 2018.

SAHS could be led within the meet by a pair of double-event winners. Robertson’s two wins would include one thing additional – two state data. Her first document got here within the 200 IM the place she broke her personal document of two:10.02 from 2019 to win by over 15 seconds in 2:08.40. Within the 100 breaststroke, she once more broke her personal document of 1:05.50 from 2020 with a 1:03.68. This offers Robertson an ideal eight particular person state titles for her profession. 

Arbic would win the 50 and 100 freestyle occasions for the third 12 months in a row. Her time of 25.03 within the 50 was a few half second off her state document time of 24.49 from final 12 months whereas her time of 55.45 within the 100 was quicker than her successful time of 55.66 from final 12 months. 

Marquette had the benefit in diving as they positioned first and third within the occasion. Senior Haddie Ketzenberger would finish her profession with a state title with a rating of 186.00. 

Freshman Adelaide McRoberts of Kingsford Excessive Faculty made an affect in her first state meet. Her first particular person swim resulted not solely in a state title however a state document as properly. Her time of 58.89 within the 100 butterfly erased the mark of 59.27 that Roberston set as a freshman. She would win her second state title of her younger profession as she captured the 100 backstroke in 59.68. 

One other freshman that made an affect on the meet was Grace Sobczak of Marquette. She gained the five hundred freestyle in 5:31.13 and led a 1-2 end for Marquette to remain within the title hunt.

Sobczak didn’t get a lot relaxation as she followed-up her win within the 500 by leading-off Marquette’s 200 freestyle relay. Sobczak (26.90), junior Ella Whelan (25.54), junior Delaney Marchiol (27.73), and LaCombe (24.28) gained the occasion by virtually 12 seconds with a time of 1:44.45.

Sault Space would cement their state title as Robertson (52.39), Hildebrand (56.83), Innerebner (59.05), and Arbic (55.43) would set one other document by successful the 400 freestyle relay in 3:43.70. This breaks the earlier document of three:48.39 set two years in the past by Marquette. 

Last Ladies Scores

  1. Sault Space Excessive Faculty – 347
  2. Marquette – 313
  3. Kingsford – 162
  4. Westwood – 148
  5. Houghton Excessive Faculty – 105
  6. Rudyard Excessive Faculty – 90
  7. Ishpeming-Negaunee – 87
  8. Manistique – 30

Boys Meet

Marquette would start their trek to the state title with a dominant victory within the opening occasion from a quartet of sophomores. Andrew King (29.12), Colin Vanderschaaf (28.14), Liam McFarren (25.56), and Maverick Baldwin (22.67) would mix to win the 200 medley relay by over 5 seconds with a time of 1:45.49. 

McFarren and Vanderschaaf led Marquette as every gained two particular person titles. McFarren’s first title got here within the 200 freestyle as he swam to a six second victory in 1:54.84. McFarren led a 1-2-3 end for Marquette within the 100 butterfly as he gained in 59.84 for his second title of the meet and third of his profession as he gained the 100 freestyle final 12 months.

Vanderschaaf’s first win got here within the 500 freestyle as he led the sector to win by virtually 18 seconds with a time of 5:14.80. He’d comply with that win up by taking the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.28. 

Senior Morgan Burd of Sault Space was one other double-event winner. His first win got here within the 50 freestyle as he outswam the sector to win by .20 seconds in 22.68. Burd would win the 100 backstroke for the second 12 months in a row. His time of 55.55 gained the occasion by over eight seconds and was simply off his successful time of 55.33 from final 12 months. Burd finishes his profession with 4 particular person titles. 

Baldwin, who positioned third within the 50 free behind Burd, would transfer up within the 100 to win his first state title in 52.67.

Marquette would sweep the relay occasions. Senior Hobey Manson (23.17), King, senior Jackson O’Connor, and junior Bobby Caron (23.85) would take the 200 freestyle relay in 1:34.76. McFarren (51.80), Baldwin (53.58), Caron (53.48), and Vanderschaaf (50.41) would shut out the meet by successful the 400 free relay in 3:29.27.

Junior Davin Evans of Houghton Excessive Faculty gained his second state title as he took the 200 IM in 2:13.84. Evans gained the 100 breaststroke in 2020.

Senior Cameron Bauers led a 1-2 end for SAHS within the 1-meter diving occasion with a rating of 232.95.

Last Boys Scores

  1. Marquette – 421
  2. Houghton Excessive Faculty – 227
  3. Sault Space Excessive Faculty – 170
  4. Kingsford – 107
  5. Manistique – 84
  6. Rudyard Excessive Faculty – 81
  7. Ishpeming-Negaunee – 70
  8. Westwood – 7



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