Lake Orion High School’s boys swim and dive team had a busy week with the OAA White league division championship taking place.
Due to snow that caused several area schools to close on Feb. 26, the dive portion of the meet was held on Feb. 27 at Oxford High School while the swim preliminaries were held at the same time in the LOHS natatorium.
Over 200 athletes from six schools (Lake Orion, North Farmington, Rochester Adams, Berkley, Rochester and Clarkston) participated in the meet with Lake Orion placing 4th overall with a score of 326.
Senior diver Alex Brent took first place in the diving portion with a score of 499.75, demolishing the LOHS pool record, the OAA White League Record and the OAA overall high score record.
Junior Blake Burgess took seventh andd sophomore William Kahrl took eighth.
It was a big night for junior Dane Herrick who received the 50 freestyle All League Award after setting an OAA White league record with a time of 21.04. Herrick also took the top spot in the 100 freestyle.
Sophomore Cooper Clausen finished eighth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.60 and Brendan Ledtke took fourth in the 100 freestyle.
In the 200 freestyle, Ledtke took second and sophomore Kevin Vanpoelvoorde took fourth.
Freshman Evan Fox took fifth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:08.19 and finished third in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:06.15.
In the 100-yard backstroke, senoir Ben Gregg took seventh.
Freshman Wyatt Pawlaczyk took sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke.
All three relay teams scored well too.
The 200-yard medley team consisting of Herrick, Clausen, Pawlaczyk and Fox took third place while the 200 yd freestyle team of Ledtke, Clausen, sophomore foreign exchange student Iker Uribesalfo Irureta and Selem placed sixth.
In the last race of the night, the 400 medley team of Gregg, Herrick, Ledtke and Fox took third. — M.K.