The Chargers Girls took 4th place in the competitive Saginaw Valley League Championships with just 19 swimmers and 1 diver entered in the meet. Sophomores Abby Merz (100 breast) and Lara Wujciak (100 fly) both earned first place finishes for the second year in a row.
Merz achieved a state cut with her win in the 100 breast, as did the 400 Free Relay team of Merz, Wujciak, Lauren Taylor, and Katelyn Iordanou. Also headed to the Division 3 State Championship in Holland on November 15th are Merz in the 200 IM, Wujciak in the 100 back and 100 fly, Taylor in the 200 and 500 free, Hannah Murawski in the 100 back, as well as the 200 Medley Relay team of Murawski, Merz, Wujciak, and Taylor. Olivia Camara and Emily Snyder will join them as alternates on the relays. Emily Snyder competes at Regionals in diving on Thursday, November 8th and hopes to earn a berth to the state competition at that time.
Their successes were honored by SVL coaches in naming sophomores Abby Merz and Lara Wujciak, along with freshman Lauren Taylor to First Team All-Conference. Junior Hannah Murawski and Sophomore Emily Snyder were named to Second Team All-Conference. Freshman Katelyn Iordanou received Honorable Mention.
Earning points at the SVL Championships for Powers were as follow:
200 Medley Relay: 4th place with Murawski, Merz, Wujciak, and Taylor
200 Free Relay: 5th place with Snyder, Iordanou, Ella Kovach, and Hannah Erpelding
400 Free Relay: 5th place with Taylor, Iordanou, Wujciak, and Merz
200 Free: Lauren Taylor (4th), Katelyn Iordanou (10th)
200 IM: Abby Merz (5th), Hannah Murawski (10th)
50 Free: Emily Snyder (17th)
1M Diving: Emily Snyder (3rd)
100 Fly: Lara Wujciak (1st), Hannah Erpelding (12th), Hannah Potochny (20th)
100 Free: Katelyn Iordanou (17th)
500 Free: Lauren Taylor (5th), Olivia Camara (22nd)
100 Back: Lara Wujciak (4th), Hannah Murawski (7th)
100 Breast: Abby Merz (1st), Olivia Camara (9th)
Great swimming at SVL and Good Luck at States!