All but one Flint Metro League event at the league meet had a champion from the tri-county area.
Obviously, most of that representation came from the Fenton varsity girls swim team, recording nine event champions, including in all three relay races. However, the Holly and the Kearsley/Lake Fenton co-op program also earned representation.
Holly’s Ella Althaver was the 200 freestyle champion at the league meet held at Fenton High School, posting a time of 2:07.99. Her effort was one of seven individual top-eight placings the Bronchos had at the league meet. Holly finished fourth at the league meet and finished the final season standings in fifth. Kearsley/Lake Fenton placed sixth at the meet and placed sixth overall as well.
Kearsley/Lake Fenton swimmer Emily Gilbert earned the other first outside of Fenton’s team. She placed in two individual events taking first in
the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.45. Gilbert also placed fourth in the 100 freestyle (56.75). She also teamed with Ashelyn Hatch, Mattie Bailey and Ava Boggs to earn a third-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay (4:21.75).
The Holly Bronchos had one runner-up finish at the Metro meet as well. The 200 freestyle team of Lauren Costigan, Katie Sanders, Althaver and Gale Bullard placed second with a time of 1:50.78. The Bronchos also earned a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay with the team of Sanders, Costigan, Althaver and Bullard. Their time of 2:03.49 was only .11 seconds behind second-place Owosso.
Two Holly individuals had fourth-place finishes. Althaver took fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:04.68) while Costigan was fourth with a time of 27.02 seconds in the 50 freestyle. Others that finished in the top eight for Holly in individual events were Sanders, fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:13.32) and eighth in the 100 freestyle (1:02.87); Costigan, fourth in the 50 freestyle (27.02) and fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.16); and Bullard, eighth in the 50 freestyle (28.92).