The De La Salle Swimming and Diving Team finished 5th at the Division 2 State Finals on Saturday, March 11, at Eastern Michigan University, medalling in 9 of the 12 events.
- Junior Zach Milke won the 100 Backstroke; he finished 3rd in this event in 2016. *Broke his own school record set earlier this year with a time of 50.40.
- Dan Frederick finished 4th in the 500 Free, breaking the school record he set in preliminaries. The previous DLS record was set in 1988 by Ron Yokubision at 4:41.60. Dan’s prelim time was 4:41.13, and he cut his time to 4:34.70 in the finals. Dan’s time in this event in 2016 was about ten seconds slower, and he was still 4th, showing the tremendous competition in this event.
- 200 Free: 7th Dan Frederick
- 200 Medley Relay: 5th Zach Milke, Jake Huttenlocher, Josh Hodges, and Hunter Broski
- 200 Individual Medley: 6th Josh Hodges, 8th Jake Huttenlocher
- 50 Free: 6th Zach Milke NOTE: Zach first broke Dave Zulkiewski’s (1994) 50 FREE record from 1994 21.90 in a dual meet against Brother Rice in January and lowered his own mark at Catholic Leagues to 21.23.
- 100 Fly: 7th Josh Hodges *Note: Josh was in a 3-way tie for a spot after the prelims, and had to do a “swim off” against swimmers from GP South and UDJ to earn a spot in the Finals and earn a medal in the top 8.
- 100 Breast: 7th Jacob Babe, 8th Jake Huttenlocher
- 400 Free Relay: 4th Zach Milke, Dan Frederick, Jacob Babe, and Jake Huttenlocher *Zach broke his own 100 freestyle record in the first leg of this event (46.46.31).
Also swimming in the Finals, but not making the All-State cut of top 8, were
- Jacob Babe (200 Free, 15th)
- Ben Rancilio (100 Fly, 23rd)
- Hunter Broski (100 Free, 27th)
- Jake Huttenlocher (Diving, 24th)
- Justin Burke (Diving, 32nd)
- Mike McGinnity, Josh Hodges, Jacob Babe, Hunter Broski (200 Free Relay, 14th)
The Pilots’ 5th place finish overall was close to third place Birmingham Seaholm and Birmingham Groves. Dexter repeated its 2016 win as the top team.
Thanks to senior Adam Migliore, who handled the DLS Swimming Twitter account throughout the preliminaries and finals
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