The Charger girls cruised into the Saginaw Valley League Championship prelims heats with a number of lifetime personal bests, season bests, and finals qualifiers. The day started early with swimming heats. The top 24 finishers in individual events and top 16 relays return Saturday for finals. Returning for the finals session on Saturday in 19 individual swimming events, 5 relays, and 3 divers for Powers are Emily Bhagat, Abbie Britton, Olivia Camara, Ella Dunsmore, Hannah Erpelding, Katelyn Iordanou, Jill Lorf, Abby Merz, Hannah Murawski, Hannah Potochny, Halle Purcell, Emily Snyder, Lauren Taylor, and Lara Wujciak
RELAYS: Powers ‘A’ 200 Medley Relay (Hannah Murawski, Abby Merz, Lara Wujciak, Lauren Taylor) finished third in prelims with a new best time. The ‘B’ relay (Ella Dunsmore, Hannah Erpelding, Hannah Potochny, Abbie Britton) also had a season best time and qualified to swim in finals. The ‘A’ 200 Free Relay (Lara Wujciak, Abby Merz, Lauren Taylor, Olivia Camara) had their best swim of the season as well, coming into Saturday as the 4th seeded relay. The ‘B’ 200 Free Relay (Emily Snyder, Hannah Erpelding, Katelyn Iordanou, Emily Bhagat) finished in the 8th spot with excellent swims by all four girls and will also return Saturday. The ‘A’ 400 Free Relay (Emily Bhagat, Hannah Murawski, Olivia Camara, Katelyn Iordanou) comes into the finals session as a 7th seed. The ‘B’ 400 Free Relay (Danielle Medley, Alana Atendido, Mariana Elia, Amber Dabish) had a great swim, but it wasn’t quite enough to return Saturday.
200 Free: Lauren Taylor (5th), Katelyn Iordanou (9th), Hannah Potochny (28th), Ella Dunsmore (44th)
200 IM: Abby Merz (4th), Hannah Murawski (14th)
50 Free: Olivia Camara (15th), Emily Bhagat (17th), Abbie Britton (33rd), Sam Terrian (54th), Amber Dabish (60th), Ella Dunsmore (62nd), Danielle Medley (86th), Marina Elia (88th), Alana Atendido (101st)
100 Fly: Lara Wujciak (1st seed), Lauren Taylor (3rd seed), Hannah Erpelding (9th), Hannah Potochny (13th), Emily Snyder (14th)
100 Free: Katelyn Iordanou (11th), Emily Bhagat (21st), Amber Dabish (47th), Marina Elia (65th), Danielle Medley (71st)
500 Free: Sam Terrian (46th)
100 Back: Lara Wujciak (5th), Hannah Murawski (11th)
100 Breast: Abby Merz (2nd), Olivia Camara (7th), Hannah Erpelding (11th), Abbie Britton (21st), Alana Atendido (47th)
DIVING: Emily Snyder, (5th) Jill Lorf (11th) and Halle Purcell (15th) all advanced to the next round on Saturday.
Good luck girls!