Area swimming teams post several personal bests in Division 3 state finals at Eastern Michigan University

Local Sports Journal

Three local girls swimming teams did not score any points this weekend’s Division 3 state meet at Eastern Michigan University.

However, Spring Lake, Muskegon Catholic and Ludington each had several solid performances in the meet that was won by Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood with 361 points.

Muskegon Catholic’s Kara Komarek finished in 20th place in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:22.58. That was a personal-best time.

“She struggled to drop time at the beginning of the season, but she came on like gangbusters towards the end,” Catholic coach Mick Homan said. It was Komarek’s first individual state swim.

Komarek also was part of the Crusaders’ 200 medley relay that finished 27th with a season-best time of 2:01.86.

For Spring Lake, Paige Rubleski finished with 210.90 points to finish 18th in the 1-meter diving competition.

The Lakers also finished 21st in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:47.33 and finished 24th in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:01.59.

Veronical Snow from Ludington finished 23rd in the diving preliminaries with 137.55 points. She led the competition after the first round, but dropped to 14th after four rounds. She missed the semifinal cut by three spots.

“It was a good accomplishment and we had some high hopes,” Ludington coach David Glancy said. “We were on tracik, but just had one ‘off’ dive.”

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