Flivvers achieve personal bests
MARQUETTE – Kingsford attended the Marquette Splash & Dash swim meet Saturday.
Nine other teams joined the Flivvers, with each swimmer limited to two events.
“This was a great meet for us to see the talent and depth that each team had to offer,” Kingsford Coach Keith Freeman said. “Unfortunately, we have been caught in a rebuilding year and we were unable to bring home any medals.”
David Plumley led the Flivvers with a fourth in 50 breaststroke, improving his time by 1.29 seconds and finishing with a personal best 32.10.
“Many other personal bests were achieved,” Freeman said. “As always with swimming, you are not only competing with the other swimmers, you are competing against the clock.
“We don’t always look at a win being medals and points. When you can achieve a personal best, that is a true victory.”
Other Flivver personal best times from Saturday:
Malia Brooks – 50 butterfly
Toni DeMerse – 50 backstroke and 50 freestyle
Andrea Grosskopf – 50 freestyle
Lynea Hautamaki – 100 individual medley and 50 breaststroke
Michael Jamar – 50 backstroke and 50 breaststroke
Rachel Mentel – 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly
David Plumley – 100 individual medley, 50 breaststroke and 50 freestyle
Andrea Rake – 50 butterfly
Emma Schoenborn – 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly
Barbie Slagle – 100 individual medley
Emma Voss – 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke
Lacey Walsh – 50 breaststroke
Tanner Walsh – 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly
Sydney Warren – 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke
Whitney Wender – 50 freestyle
The Flivvers take on Gladstone and Hancock today before a two-week break for midterms. Teams are working toward the U.P. Finals in Marquette on Feb. 14-15.