January 10, 2013Grosse Pointe South’s boys’ swimming and diving team placed seventh in the eight-squad Zeeland Hand 2 Hand Invitational held Dec. 28 at Zeeland West High School.
Saline won the meet with 523 points, followed by Birmingham Brother Rice with 519, Zeeland East/Zeeland West with 355, Hudsonville with 304, Holland with 292, Hamilton with 208, South with 67 and U-D Jesuit with 57.
Junior Patrick Jackson had a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a state-qualifying time of 55.98 for the Blue Devils.
Jackson also had another top-10 finish, placing seventh in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58.90.
The Blue Devils’ other top-10 finish was posted by the 400-yard freestyle relay team of freshman Doug Graham, sophomore Devlin Francis, sophomore Tyler Leggat and Jackson, which was ninth with a time of 3:33.70.
The Blue Devils also finished 12th in the 200-yard medley relay with Jackson, sophomore Robby Koueiter, Graham and Francis turning in a time of 1:48.88.
Leggat was 20th in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:19.92 and Francis took 25th in the 50-yard freestyle, posting a time of 24.43.
In the butterfly, Francis was 18th with a time of 1:00.57, while Leggett and junior Sam Wilkinson finished 20th and 23rd with times of 1:02.39 and 1:03.34, respectively.
Graham was 15th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.24 and the 200-yard freestyle relay foursome of Leggat, Koueiter, freshman Patrick Waterston and Wilkinson also placed 15th with a time of 1:42.08.
Graham also had a 12th-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.95 and freshman Jacob Montague was 24th with a time of 1:04.77. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Koueiter was 16th with a time of 1:09.25.
The Gators’ swimming and diving program has a meet coming up Jan. 25 to 27 at Grosse Pointe South High School.
Grosse Pointe South’s wrestling team placed 13th in last weekend’s 37th annual Dave Elliott Invitational at Clinton High School.
Manchester won the title with 201 points
“We had some decent results, but did not have a medalist,” head coach Greg Snider said.
Antoine Herrell was the top wrestler for the Blue Devils.