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.