The Fenton-Grand Blanc swimming rivalry continued on Tuesday, with the Fenton varsity girls squad taking the edge in the most recent chapter.
The Tigers won eight events defeating Grand Blanc in a dual meet 105-81.
The two area rivals have spent the 21st century battling for the No. 1 swim program in the Flint area. This season ended in a split decision with the Tigers winning the dual meet and Grand Blanc winning the county meet.
Gracie Olsen continued her strong performances, earning firsts in all four events she competed. Individually, Olsen earned firsts in the 200 freestyle (1:57.35) and in the 100 butterfly (57.56). She also teamed with Abigail Dolliver, Halee Alexander and Lillie Kromer to win the 200 medley relay (1:53.61) and with Kromer, Delaney Fries and Dolliver in the 400 freestyle relay (3:50.17). All four times were state-qualifying times.
Kromer also was a four-time winner. Along with the relay firsts, she won the 50 freestyle (25.64) and 100 freestyle (56.57) individually. Dolliver and Emma Jump took Fenton’s other firsts. Dolliver won the 100 breaststroke with a state-qualifying time of 1:10.90, while Jump won diving (230.65). The Tigers were particularly strong in diving, taking the top three places in the event. Chloe Mallard took second (217.95) while Morgan Smith placed third (171.15).
Fenton had four other individual second place efforts. They were earned by Dolliver in the 200 individual medley (2:22.45), Alexander in the 200 butterfly (1:05.90), Madeline Kazmierski in the 500 freestyle (5:39.65) and Abby Carrigan in the 100 backstroke (1:07.15).