Milan swimming starts quest for 23rd straight Huron League title

MILAN – Milan’s girls swimming team has won the Huron League each of the past 22 seasons.

The Big Reds set off to capture their 23rd Tuesday night when it opened the dual meet portion of the league season with a 97-69 victory over Flat Rock.

Winners for Milan were Kamryn Stripp (200 free, breaststroke), Kiera Luhrs (200 IM), Annabelle Williams (butterfly), Elaina Malach (100 free), and Krista Cook (backstroke). Nadia Smith added a great performance to win diving, and Lila McKenna and Brianna Pumfrey had strong swims.

Annabelle Williams swims for Milan Tuesday during a dual meet against Flat Rock.

Milan also won the medley relay (Cook, Mary Katherine Wayne, Luhrs, Williams), the 200 free relay (Rylee Mitchell, Malach, Phoebe Rhoney, Williams), and the 400 free relay (Luhrs, Mitchell, Rhoney, Wayne).

“The meet gave us a chance to swim some different events and race in a period of our hardest training,” said Milan coach Dan Heikka, whose team improved to 10-0 overall.

Milan travels to Riverview Tuesday.

Lauren McNamara led Flat Rock, winning the 50 free (:25.84) and the 500 free (5:25.50). Ashlin Woodman, Bella Thomas, Sophia Chan, Riley Chevalier, and Makayla Kramer also swam well.

The Rams set five personal records.

Hallie Thornton swims for Milan Tuesday during a dual meet against Flat Rock.


Dundee bounces back

BELLEVILLE − Dundee bounced back from its first dual meet loss of the season last week with a 124-61 win over Belleville Tuesday.

Sara Carter (200 free, butterfly) and Emma O’Connell (50 free, backstroke) were both double winners for the Vikings. Other winners were Brook Hester in the 200 IM, Lilly Ratliff in the 100 free, Joslyn Ball in the 500 free, the 200 free relay (Lia Parry, Natalie Bron, Hester, Audrey Bennett), and the 400 free relay (Bennett, Claire Dickerson, Ball, O’Connell).

The Vikings had 17 personal bests.

SMCC drops two

RIVERVIEW – St. Mary Catholic Central showed well Tuesday despite falling to Wyandotte Roosevelt 146-34 and Riverview 126-50.