Jacob Montague Breaks Two Records at Michigan Boys Lower Peninsula Division II High School States

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Three records were set at the Michigan High School Lower Peninsula DII Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by Saginaw Valley. Gross Pointe’s Jacob Montague, who will swim for the University of Michigan this upcoming fall, set two records during finals today. Dexter’s Rob Zofchak also set a new DII record.

Dexter won the meet by only 18 points ahead of De La Salle Collegiate and Birmingham Seaholm.

Final results: MHSAA DII Finals – Results

Prelim results: MHSAA DII Prelims – Results

Top 10 Team Scores

1. Dexter-284
2. De La Salle Collegiate-266
3. Birmingham Seaholm-211
4. Battle Creek Lakeview-205
5. Birmingham Groves-187
6. Midland Dow-164
7. Grosse Pointe-153
8. Detroit Jesuit-115
9. Rochester Adams-75
10. Jenison-66

De La Salle Collegiate began the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay. The team of PJ Desmet (23.56), Jack Kucharczyk (26.16), Mitch Livingston (23.30), and Zach Milke (20.81) finished with a time of 1:33.83. Gross Pointe South was second in 1:34.50 and Midland Dow took third in 1:34.89.

Zofchak won his first event of the day in the 200 free in 1:38.23, over three seconds faster than his teammate Matt Bergdolt (1:41.33). Birmingham Groves’ Cal Cerny took third in 1:42.38.

Montague won his first event of the meet in the 200 IM. He finished over seven seconds ahead of the field in 1:47.40, breaking his own Michigan DII record of 1:48.30 he set last year. Kucharczyk was second in 1:54.52 and Temperance Bedford’s Kevin Lingle placed third in 1:55.49.

Midland Dow’s Nehemiah Mork grabbed the title in the 50 free finishing in 20.83, .01 faster than Birmingham Seaholm’s Liam Little who took second in 20.84. Battle Creek Lakeview’s Scott Carstens was third in 21.32.

Birmingham Seaholm’s Sebastian Fay dove to first in the 1m diving event, posting a score of 479.40. Grosse Pointe’s William McNelis was second in 453.40 and Battle Creek Lakeview’s Levi Yuomans took third in 440.65.

Desmet won the 100 fly in 51.21. Dexter’s Lance Freiman was second in 52.21 while Birmingham Seaholm’s Michael Arpasi took third in 52.37.

After taking first in the 50 free earlier today, Mork swam a 45.43 to take the title in the 100 free. Birmingham Seaholm’s Ryan Lawrence finished a close second in 45.98 while Little was third in 46.05.

Rochester Adams’ Graham Miotke cruised to a win in the 500 free in 4:35.64, five seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Dexter’s Alex Janosi was second in 4:40.15 and Portage Central’s Owen Miller took third in 4:41.63.

Birmingham Seaholm’s Arpas, Lawrence, Len Ciemniecki, and Little won the 200 free relay by two seconds in 1:24.29. Midland Dow (1:26.14) and Dexter (1:26.46) rounded out the top three.

Zofchak won his second event of the day in the 100 back, posting a time of 49.26. His prelims time of 48.89 broke his own Michigan DII record of 49.72 he set last year. Desmetwas the runner-up in 51.45 and Milke took third in 52.04.

Montague grabbed his second win of the meet in the 100 breast, posting a time of 53.93 to win by nearly three seconds. His time broke his own Michigan DII record of 54.66 he set last year. Birmingham Groves’ Brenden French was second in 57.17 and Kucharczyk was third in 57.90.

Birmingham Seaholm’s Lawrence (46.45), Arpasi (48.72), Ciemniecki (45.58), and Little (44.73) won the 400 free relay in 3:05.48, over two seconds faster than second-place finisher Dexter (3:07.80). De La Salle Collegiate finished third in 3:08.65.

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Chandler Brandes is a junior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She swims IM and freestyle for their Division 1 program and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

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