2016 MHSAA State Finals: Runners-Up!!!

From Coach Venos:

All-in-all we had a great weekend. 

We came up 10 points short of a state championship, but we swam amazingly well to get that close.  We were in it until the very last event.  Out of the 18 girls we took to state meet, 7 were freshman, and only 3 were seniors.  We look like contenders again next year.  There were some awards this weekend:

  • The 200 medley relay team of Katie Minnich, Allie Lobbia, Alaina Skellett and Annette Dombkowski was 3rd, all-state and automatic all-America
  • The 200 free relay of Kendal Goit, Kylie Goit, Lindsey Case and Annette Dombkowski was all-state (5th) and made an all-America consideration time (we have to wait until June to see if they have one of the top 100 times in the nation)
  • The 400 free relay team of Kendal Goit, Kylie Goit, Alaina Skellett and Katie Minnich was all-state (4th) and made an automatic all-American time.

Individually here is how we fared

  • Jackie Baldus was 19th in the 100 back
  • Lindsey Case was 20th in the 50 free and 32nd in the 100 free.  
  • Julia Coffman was 25th in the 200 IM and 12th in the 100 back
  • Annette Dombkowski was 14th in the 200 free and 7th in the 500 free (all-state)
  • Isha Ganguli was 34th in the 100 free
  • Kendal Goit was all-state in in both the 200 free (4th) and 100 Free (7th)
  • Kylie Goit was al-state in the 200 free (7th) and took 10th in the 500 free
  • Katherine Hutter was 20th in the 100 fly and 17th in the 500 free
  • Megan Hutter was 36th in the 100 breaststroke
  • Tierney Janovsky was 34th in the 100 Breaststroke
  • Allie Lobbia was 18th in the 100 Breaststroke
  • Mya Loniewski was 13th in the 200 IM and 14th in the 100 back
  • Katie Minnich was state champion in the 100 back for the 3rd year in a row, all-state and automatic all-America.  She was also all-state in the 200 IM (6th)
  • Chloe Pulick was 17th in the 200 free and 15th in the 500 free
  • Sarah Puscas was 16th in the 200 IM and 15th in the 100 fly
  • Alexa Rybicki was 12th in Diving
  • Francesca Schena was 27th in the 200 IM and 18th in the 100 Back
  • Alaina Skellett was 3rd in the 100 fly (all-state and all-America consideration) and 2nd in the 100 back (all-state and automatic all-America)