Senior night for swim girls ends with a win


Emma Carro

Senior Caitlin Michael and her parents on Senior Night

Caitlin Michael, Editor-in-Chief

Tuesday, Oct. 23, the girls swim team held their last meet of the season. Up against Cousino, the girls put forward their best effort and won 90-84.

The night started off with the 200 medley relay. The A team, consisting of senior Caitlin Michael swimming backstroke, junior Kara Lightfoot swimming butterfly, junior Kayla Kornelson swimming breaststroke, and junior Mackenzie Smith swimming freestyle, won first place in the race.

Next up was the 200 freestyle. Junior Lexie Sysacure won first place, and Michael won second. Then came the 200 IM where junior Abby Barnett came in first place, scoring points for the whole team.

After the 50 yard freestyle, the team celebrated “Senior Night” for their only senior, Michael. Her coach said kind and inspiring words to her as she and her parents walked around the pool.

As the 100 butterfly went by, the 100 freestyle was next where Kornelson took first place. Next was the 500 freestyle and Barnett won first and Sysacure won second place. The 200 freestyle relay was a close one. The “A” team consisting of Michael, Nicole, Sysacure, and Barnett, won second place.

In the 100 backstroke, Michael took the lead and won first place. Kornelson took first place in the 100 breaststroke as well. In the 400 freestyle relay, the two relays won first and third place.

“It is definitely going to be weird not coming back to swim next season but I am ready to start a new adventure in college. I am going to miss my team so much but I know they will do great next season,” Michael said.

The night ended with sloppy joe’s and big smiles from the team. Next up is divisions at Sterling Heights pool starting on Friday, Nov. 2 and continuing on to Saturday, Nov. 3