The Lansing High School girls’ swim team broke into the top 10 for the first time, finishing 10th in the state championship meet on Saturday. The Lions finished with 74 points.
“The team's performance at state exceeded my expectations and dreams,” coach David Bresser said in an email. It was a fun weekend and the girls swam incredible. I am so proud of this team and their accomplishments in and out of the water. We took five seniors to the meet. They swam on Saturday morning then returned to Lansing for their graduation ceremony. It was quite a day for these confident and intelligent young women. It was an extremely rewarding day for me, a day which I wish wouldn't end.”
Trinity Hall placed third in the 100 backstroke to lead the Lions, the highest performance for any Lansing swimmer – girl or boys. She placed fifth in the 100 freestyle.
Maddie Walker culminated her high school career with a fifth-place finish in the 200 freestyle.
“This was an exclamation point on an up and down high school career, Bresser said. “She overcame injuries and surgery in both her sophomore and junior year to finish with an individual medal swim in her last meet.”
Lansing’s 200 medley relay team of Hall, Leah Wiegers, Darby Mance and Maggie Bell placed 11th.
The 400 freestyle relay of Walker, Mance, Bell and Hall placed 10th.
Walker and Hall each improved their times on Saturday and lowered their school records. Hall was named first-team all-state.