Swimmers win division meet

Oxford’s female swimmers came out on top at the Oakland Activities Association (OAA) Blue division swim and dive meet held Nov. 3.

The Wildcats placed first with 606 points. Oxford outswam six area teams that evening, including Berkley, Troy Athens, Avondale, Ferndale, Southfield-Lathrup, and Hazel Park.

Head Coach Jackie Rank said he team well exceeded all expectations.

“They were fantastic,” she said. “They knew exactly what they needed to do and they executed the plan all the days.

“Going into prelims, Oxford was predicted to win by 60 points . . . They went out on Friday night and executed once more to win 9 of the 12 events and win the league by almost 100 points . . . I’m just so proud of all of them. This was such a fun season with a great group of girls and a lot of success.”

Results for the meet were as follows:

In the 200 Medley Relay, Oxford’s A Relay of sophomore Ashlee Weltyk, Senior Victoria McClenaghan, Rachel Commons, and freshman Jenna Fistler with a time of 1:53.84.

In the 200 Freestyle, Weltyk secured a time of 1:57.49.

In the 200 Individual Medley, Fistler swam a time of 2:20.52.

In the diving portion of the meet, junior Keira Veltigian set a new OAA Blue Record of 448.85.

In the 100 Butterfly, Fistler swam a time of 1:02.94.

In the 200 Freestyle Relay, Oxford’s A Relay of Peyton Bailey, McClenaghan, sophomore Claire Alexander, and Commons with a time of 1:47.39.

In the 100 Backstroke, Weltyk secured a time of 1:00.28.

In the 100 Breaststroke, McClenaghan swam a time of 1:12.32.

In the 400 Freestyle Relay, Oxford’s A Relay of Fistler, Alexander, Charnstrom, and Weltyk with a time of 3:47.70.

All-league and other meet awards were given to swimmers that evening.

Awards for Oxford swimmers included: the 200 Medley Relay award, given to Oxford’s A relay of Weltyk, McClenaghan, Commons, and Fistler; the 200 Individual Medley award was given to Fistler; Veltigian was awarded for diving; Commons was awarded for 100 Butterfly; Oxford’s A Relay of Bailey, McClenaghan, Alexander, and Commons was awarded for the 200 Free Relay; Weltyk was awarded for the 100 Breaststroke; Oxford’s A Relay of Fistler, Alexander, Charnstrom, and Weltyk was awarded for the 400 Free Relay; McClenaghan was awarded “Senior of the Meet;” and Head Coach Jackie Rank was named “Coach of the Meet.”

 

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