Swim team finishes 5th in OAA White

On Feb. 22-24, the Wildcat swimmers traveled to Lake Orion to take on Lake Orion, Harrison-Farmington, North Farmington, West Bloomfield, Stoney Creek, and Rochester.

The team finished fifth in the OAA White League, ahead of the two Rochester schools.

“We had many season-best and personal-best times, and three new school records,” said Head Coach Jackie Rank.

In the 200 Medley Relay, Oxford’s A Relay of senior Lucas Sereno, junior Michael Scepka, junior Garrett Warren, and senior captain Travis Butler took fourth with a new school record time of 1:43.33.

In the 200 Freestyle, Junior Captain Brandon Powers finished ninth with a personal best time of 1:49.12, which puts him second on Oxford High’s All-Time Top Ten List.

In the 200 Individual Medley, Warren took seventh with a time of 2:06.47. Sereno finished in 11th with a time that puts him fourth on the All Time-Top Ten List.

In the 50 Freestyle, freshman Carter Pollard came in ninth with a time of 23.49 and Butler finished right behind him in tenth. Their times from prelims were slightly faster and Travis will end his high school career with the seventh fastest time in school history and Carter will finish his first year with the eighth fastest time in school history.

In the diving potion, junior Mitchell Mulligan was named All-League for the second year in a row with his third-place finish on Friday night. He sits in fourth on the All-Time Top Ten List with his personal-best score of 322.80.

In the 100 Butterfly, Warren finished in seventh with a season-best time of 55.08. Pollard took 14th and his time from prelims puts him seventh on the All-Time Top Ten List.

In the 100 Freestyle, Junior Zack Acton came in eighth place with a personal-best time of 51.03, which puts him sixth on the All-Time Top Ten List. Scepka touched tenth and Butler finished 12th for Oxford. Scepka’s time from prelims puts him eighth on the All-Time Top Ten List.

In the 500 Freestyle, Powers took fourth with a personal-best time of 4:59.58, which leaves him in third on the All-Time Top Ten List.

In the 200 Freestyle Relay, Oxford’s A Relay of Pollard, Acton, Powers, and Butler came in fourth with a new school record time of 1:31.11, which barely missed the state cut of 1:31.09.

In the 100 Backstroke, Sereno finished in seventh with a personal-best time of 57.96, which leaves him in second on the All-Time Top Ten List at the end of his senior season. Sophomore Alex Olheiser came in tenth with a personal-best time of 1:02.30, which puts him sixth on the All-Time Top Ten List. Acton touched the wall in 12th with a personal best time which puts him tenth on the All-Time Top Ten List.

In the 100 Breaststroke, at prelims on Wednesday night, Scepka beat his own school record with a time of 1:03.50. On Friday night, he took fifth place in the League with a time of 1:03.66. Thomas Giberson swam in the C Final and went a personal-best time of 1:13.18, which puts him ninth on the All-Time Top Ten List.

In the 400 Freestyle Relay, Oxford’s A Relay of Pollard, Scepka, Powers, and Warren came in fifth with a season-best time of 3:27.75.

Mulligan will be diving Thursday, March 2 at 5 p.m. at Bloomfield High School (4200 Andover Rd.) at the Regional Diving Championships for one of the 12 spots at the Division 1 State Meet, which takes place Friday, March 10.

The team will be striving for the state meet at a Last Chance Meet at Waterford Mott High School (1151 Scott Lake Rd.) this Sunday, March 5 at 10 a.m.

 

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