Written by Emily Jodway, Sports Information Student Assistant
Grand Rapids, Mich. - Junior Kate Lehman (Haslett, Mich./Haslett) set a school record in the women's 100-yard butterfly during the morning preliminary session at the MIAA Swimming & Diving Championships on Friday (Feb. 23), headlining another solid day for the Scots.
Lehman touched the wall in 1:00.43, topping the previous record of 1:00.66, which she shared with Jaclyn Shetterly. The mark was good for ninth in the prelims, giving Lehman a spot in this evening's consolation final.
How It Happened
- Dylan Gutierrez (Alma, Mich. / Alma) qualified for the consolation finals in the men's 400 yard IM with a time of 5:03.78 in the preliminaries to place 13th.
- Sydney Louis-Ferdinand (Southfield, Mich. / Birmingham Groves) finished 10th in the prelims of the women's 400 yard IM with a 5:05.71 mark to earn a spot in the evening consolation final.
- In the men's 100 yard butterfly, Max Carey (55.43) and Cole Malhoit (58.26) both qualified for the consolation final.
- Eric Ferrara (Livonia, Mich. / Stevenson) will participate in the consolation final of the men's 200-yard freestyle after placing 15th with a time of 1:51.20.
- Haven Westra (Jenison, Mich. / Jenison) finished 11th in the women's 100-yard breaststroke to earn a spot in the consolation final with a time of 1:12.24.
- Westra took first place in the 100-yard breaststroke B final with a time of 1:10.57.
- Lehman finished the 100 fly final in a time of 1:00.89, a fraction of a second slower than her preliminary time earlier in the day. That gave her a second place finish in the B final.
- Carey also placed second in the men's 100 fly B final with a time of 55.52. Malhoit finished just behind him at 57.60.
- In the women's 400 yard IM, Louis-Ferdinand came in at 5:02.43 to place second in the B final.
- Ferrara bested his initial time in the 200 free with a time of 1:48.83 in the B final in the evening.
- The women's team sits in fourth place with 169 points with one day of competition remaining. The men are in fifth place with 133 points, trailing Olivet which sits in fourth.
The Scots will regroup for the final day of the MIAA Championships on Saturday (Feb. 24) morning. Both the men and women will swim five preliminary events at 10:00 a.m. before finishing with the finals at 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director