Camden Murphy Clocks 100 Fly State Record at Michigan Lower Peninsula D1 States

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Michigan high school swimming wrapped up this weekend with the boys lower peninsula state championships.

Birmingham Brother Rice won the Division 1 meet with 238 points to Ann Arbor Skyline’s 212 points. Birmingham Brother Rice opened and closed the meet with relay victories.

The team of Mason WilczewskiAndrew BiskupAlex Margherio, and Jack Grady combined for a 1:31.72 in the 200 medley relay, a win by over a second. Grady, Patrick Olmstead, Wilczewski, and Margherio later teamed up for a 3:04.23 in the 400 freestyle relay.

Saline’s Matt LauJosh WillwerthGreg Wenning, and Daniel Keith turned in a 1:25.01 to claim the 200 freestyle relay.

Hollan West Ottawa senior Spencer Carl was a double winner, posting a 1:37.08 in the 200 freestyle and a dominating 4:26.89 in the 500 freestyle. Keith joined him under 1:40 in the 200 freestyle with a 1:39.31.

Another senior won the 200 IM, Novi’s Camden Murphy in 1:48.99. Ann Arbor Skyline’s David Cleason picked up his first of two runner up honors with a 1:50.18. He went on to snag 500 freestyle silver in 4:34.09.

Murphy also topped the 100 butterfly with a Division I and All Class record of 46.63. The senior will now head to NCSA Junior Nationals where he is the top seed in the event. Margherio swam a 47.51 for second.

FH Central’s Henry Schutte earned the sprint freestyle double with a 20.38 in the 50 and a 45.27 in the 100. He was followed by Zeeland High School teammates Gabriel Trevino (20.62) and Austin Mills (20.91) in the 50. Trevino added a 100 silver, just .02 back in 45.29. Keith finished third (45.36).

Ann Arbor Skyline’s Wm. Henry Schirmer scored 470.15 points to win the one meter diving title.

Margherio returned from his runner up finish in the 100 fly to capture 100 backstroke gold in 48.46. Derek Maas of Holland West Ottawa was second with a 50.38, just three tenths ahead of Wilczewski (50.66).

Full results available here.

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    Derek

    Nothing beats the Michigan high school state meet! But they should go back to 2 divisions.

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