David Cleason Leads Ann Arbor Skyline to Michigan Boys D1 State Championship

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Swimming on Saturday at Eastern Michigan University Pool, Ann Arbor Skyline took home the 2018 Michigan Boys Lower Peninsula Division 1 state crown with a score of 274 points. Holland West Ottawa finished second with 207 points.

Holland West Ottawa’s Derek MaasJulian BarriosRyan Langdon, and Khadin Soto won the 200 medley relay with a 1:31.91, seven tenths faster than second place Birmingham Brother Rice in 1:32.66.

A pair of Ann Arbor Skyline seniors took first and second in the 200 IM. David Cleason led the way in 1:49.81. Finishing second was Michael MacGillivray in 1:50.27. On his tail in 1:50.32 was Holland West Ottawa’s Maas. Cleason, who will enroll at Michigan in the fall, also won the 500 freestyle with a 4:30.50. Ben Rojewski of Livonia Stevenson was second (4:31.15). Cleason’s teammate Samuel Jyawook finished third (4:33.94).

One swimmer cleared 1:40 in the 200 freestyle. Ann Arbor Pioneer senior Adam Orringer-Hau stopped the clock in 1:38.66. Canton’s senior Daniel Mullen took runner up honors (1:40.08).

Forest Hills Central junior Henry Schutte set a new Division 1 and All Class 50 freestyle record in prelims, touching in 20.01. At finals he went a 20.04, still good for gold. Austin Mills of Zeeland was runner up in 20.55. West Bloomfield’s Nate Neeley finished third (21.01). Schutte defended his 100 freestyle state title with a time of 44.16. Mills was third (45.73) and Ann Arbor Pioneer’s Adam Orringer-Hau (45.65) finished second.

Alex Margherio of Birmingham Brother Rice raced to a 48.43 to to the 100 butterfly by over a second and a half.

In the 200 freestyle relay, Holland West Ottawa made their relay record for the day two for two. Langdon, Barrios, Jacob Boersema, and Sam Smith combined for a 1:24.54. Northville’s Arthur GreenleeCraig MaibachTrevor Degroot, and Kirk Maibach were just a half second behind with a 1:24.92.

After his gold medal relay leadoff, Maas added an individual crown, touching in 50.23 to win the 100 backstroke. Libonia Stevensons’ Parker Wasielewski was second with a 50.89.

Ann Arbor Skyline senior Michael MacGillivray out touched Troy’s senior Maxwell Chen 55.01 to 55.11 for the 100 breaststroke victory. Detroit Central Catholic senior Jonathan Lee finished third in 55.96.

Ann Arbor Skyline ended the meet on the top of the podium. Kyle Tschannen, Jyawook, Cleason, and MacGillivray touched in 3:04.99 for 400 freestyle relay victory. Schutte anchored the second place (3:06.25) Forest Hills Central team in a 43.73.

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