Cameron Craig Breaks Three Records at Michigan Boys Lower Peninsula Division I High School States

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Three records were set at the Michigan High School Lower Peninsula Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by the Holland Community Aquatic Center. Monroe’s Cameron Craig, who will swim for Arizona State this upcoming fall, set two records during prelims yesterday and broke them both today during finals. As the leadoff of his team’s 400 free relay during prelims, he broke the state record in the 100 free with a time of 43.55.

Birmingham Brother Rice won the meet by 79 points ahead of Saline and Zeeland.

Final results: MHSAA D1 Finals – Results

Prelim results: MHSAA D1 Prelims – Results

Top 10 Team Scores

1. Birmingham Brother Rice-313
2. Saline-234
3. Zeeland-211
4. Skyline-193
5. Pioneer-182
6. Holland West Ottawa-157
7. Novi-134
8. FH Central-100
9. Rockford-90
10. Huron-74

Birmingham Brother Rice began the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay. The team of Alex Margherio (23.29), Drew Grady (25.43), Jake Zalinksi (22.30), and Jack Grady (20.53) finished with a time of 1:31.55. Holland West Ottawa was second in 1:32.18 and Saline took third in 1:34.19.

Holland West Ottawa’s Spencer Carl narrowly won the 200 free in 1:37.15, .01 faster than runner-up Ryan Vander Meulen (1:37.16) of Skyline. Zeeland’s Micah DeJonge took third in 1:39.20.

Craig set his first record of the day in the 200 IM. He finished four seconds ahead of the field in 1:45.42, breaking his own Michigan all-class record of 1:46.67 he set during prelims. Holland West Ottawa’s Kyle Maas was second in 1:49.05 and Zalinski placed third in 1:50.89.

Livonia Stevenson’s Jackson O’Dowd grabbed the title in the 50 free, finishing in 20.70. FH Central freshman Henry Schutte took second in 20.95 and Novi’s Ryan Katulski was third in 20.97.

Saline’s Dakota Hurbis dove to first in the 1m diving event, posting a score of 516.80. Rockford’s Jake Herremans was a close second in 514.55 and Saline’s Alex Calder took third in 485.80.

Carl won the 100 fly in 48.12, his second individual win of the day. His time clipped his own Michigan DI record of 48.25 he set during prelims. Margherio was second in 48.76 while his teammate Zalinski took third in 50.36.

After taking second in the 200 free earlier today, Vander Meulen swam a 45.75 to take the title in the 100 free. Schutte finished a close second in 45.79 while Pioneer’s Andrew Heise was third in 45.86.

DeJonge cruised to a win in the 500 free in 4:29.23, over three seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Bridgman’s Trayton Saladin was second in 4:32.59 and Saline’s Jacob Ehrman took third in 4:33.96.

Pioneer’s Heise (21.22), Joe Riggs (20.97), Noah Frassand (21.47), and Jason Orrinher-Hau (20.75) won the 200 free relay by less than half a second in 1:24.41. Birmingham Brother Rice (1:24.81) and Skyline (1:25.30) rounded out the top three.

Craig set his second record of the meet in the 100 back, touching first in 47.33. His time was just under the previous record of 47.38 he set during prelims. Holland West Ottawa’s Kyle Mass was the runner-up in 48.99 and Margherio took third in 49.52.

D. Grady won the 100 breast by nearly three seconds, posting a time of 55.18. Saline’s Matt Lau was second in 57.81 and Troy’s Max Chen was third in 58.05.

Birmingham Brother Rice’s Zalinski (46.83), Bobby Powrie (47.11), Margherio (46.71), and Patrick Olmsted (45.29) won the 400 free relay in 3:05.94, .04 faster than second-place finisher Zeeland (3:05.98). Holland West Ottawa finished third in 3:07.62.


  1. avatar
    Tonya Schade

    Actually, Cameron Craig broke 3 state records at the State Meet this weekend. In Prelims on Friday, he lead off the 400 Free Relay with a time of 43.55, besting the previous record of 43.73 of Clay Youngquist in 2011.

  2. avatar
    Darlene Hoydic

    Lol I was trying to see where I could contact the editor to make the correction….he broke 3 records, not two: 100 free (lead-off of relay), 100 back, and IM. Thanks for commenting too Mrs. Schade!