Christian Bart Sets Two Michigan Lower Peninsula Division 3 Records

Photo Courtesy: Mary Pruden

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Cranbrook Kingswood walked away with the victory in a tight team race at the Michigan Lower Peninsula Boys High School Division 3 Championships this weekend. The team scored 268 points while East Grand Rapids totaled 255 and Holland Christian earned 241.5 points for third.

Chelsea won the opening 200 medley relay. The team of Kurt JollyZach LeeLee Argir, and Joes Mangner posted a 1:34.71 to win the event. Cranbrook Kingswood’s Oliver CaffertyMatthew YangKevin Hao, and Michael McLaughlan were just behind, earning second in 1:35.07.

Notre Dame Prep’s Rudy Aguilar set a Division 3 record in the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:37.37. Sykler Cook-Weeks of Holland Christian was runner up in 1:38.14. Cranbrook Kingswood’s Lucas Misra swam a 1:41.53 for third.

Cook-Weeks then stepped up with his own division record, winning the 500 freestyle in 4:26.96. Luke Mason of Holland Christian swam a 4:41.70 for runner up honors. Alma’s Kyle Lovas (4:44.14) finished third.

East Grand Rapids’ Christian Bart also posted a division record with a 20.64 50 freestyle. Chelsea’s Joey Mangner was just behind in 20.90 while Cameron Moran (21.09) of Dundee was third.

Bart set a second division record with a 55.82 100 breaststroke. Yang was second (57.64).

Augilar also won the 100 free in 45.71 while Misra (46.61) was second and Spring Lake’s Cam Peel (46.99) finished third.

Mason out touched Hao 1:52.79 to 1:52.93 for 200 IM victory. Marshall’s Mark Lang (1:55.83) was third.

Byron Center’s Nolan Briggs claimed the 100 butterfly in 49.85. While Holland Christian’s Riley CanMeter was out a half second faster than Moran, the two tied for second in 50.37.

Grant Williams of East Grand Rapids scored 456.65 points to win one meter diving while Cayden Petrak of St. Johns totaled 454.90 for second.

In 1:25.21 Chelsea also won the 200 freestyle relay with the quartet of Lee, Wes WickensCollin Babycz, and Mangner.

After leading off the second place 200 medley relay Cafferty was first to the wall in the 100 backstroke with a 50.72. Holland Christian’s Riley VanMeter finished second (52.36) and Spring Lake’s Joey Wachter (52.95) was third.

Holland Christian won the final 400 freestyle relay by two seconds. Mason, Jacob Jeeres, VanMeter and Cooks-Weeks turned in a 3:07.25. That relay was just a second shy of the division record, and did not have any seniors on it, leaving opportunity for next year.

Full results available here.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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