Girls swim moves towards states

The DHS girls varsity swim team competed this past Saturday at the MISCA meet at Eastern Michigan University. Senior Julie Shirk, senior Emily Maraskine, sophomore Jasmine Purtell and sophomore Julia Ahrns competed in the 200 Medley Relay and placed sixth with a time of 1:51.66.  In the 200 IM, junior Kara Dean placed seventh with a 2:10.02, Purtell finished 22nd in 2:14.64, Ahrns placed 29th with a 2:15.64, sophomore Mary Noble placed 39th with a time of 2:17.85 and junior Erin McDonald placed 64th with a 2:22.37. Maraskine competed in the 50 Free with a time of 24.71 and placed fifth. In the 100 Fly, Ahrns swam a 59.57 and placed 10th. In the same event, sophomore Ellie Dean went a 1:00.42 and placed 14th.

In the 500 Free, Ellie swam a 5:08.43 and got fifth place, Kara placed 10th with a 5:13.21, Noble received 35th with 5:25.13 and sophomore Lauren Hall swam 5:36.23 and placed 71st. Ahrns, Kara, Ellie and Noble later swam a 1:42.72 in the 200 Free Relay, placing 14th. In the 100 back, Maraskine got 10th with the time of 1:00.05, Purtell went 1:00.56 and placed 14th, McDonald received 45th in 1:03.93 and freshman Elizabeth Maraskine went 1:05.78 and placed 70th. Shirk finished 26thplace with 1:10.93 in the 100 Breast. Hall went 1:12.30 in the same event, finishing in 43rd place. Lastly, in the 400 Free Relay, Emily, Kara, Ellie and Purtell competed with a time of 3:41.89. The relay placed eighth in that event.

“It was a big meet for me because it was the first time I got to suit up and it was my first time ever going to MISCAS,” McDonald said. “I went in with a 1:06 in backstroke and came out with a 1:03, so that was great. I’m excited how our team will do at Valley Finals and I’m hoping to get a state cut.”

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