Ishpeming-Negaunee boys, Westwood girls post victories at their swimming and diving meet

NEGAUNEE — Three swimmers were four-time winners as Ishpeming-Negaunee split a pair of high school swimming and diving meets with Westwood at the Negaunee High School pool on Thursday.

The I-N Gators won 10 of 11 events to post a 94-27 victory in the boys meet, while the Patriots turned the tables in the girls matchup, taking eight of 12 events to win 106-67.

Rather appropriately, the four-time winners came from both teams.

For the I-N boys, Bryce Foisie and Blake Holmgren turned the trick. Both were members of the Gators’ victorious 200-yard medley relay and 200 freestyle relay teams, while Foisie also won the 50 free and 100 free and Holmgren took the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke.

Westwood girls swimmer Kamryn LaVigne won her quartet of events in a similar way. She swam with the Pats’ winning 200 medley and 200 free relays, adding individual event victories in the 50 free and 100 breast.

Triple winners included I-N’s Alex Ossenheimer in the boys’ 100 butterfly and the same two relays as Foisie and Holmgren; I-N’s Alec Arvon in the boys’ diving, 200 free relay and 400 free relay; Westwood’s Libby Ollanketo in the girls’ 100 free, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay; the Pats’ Bailey LaVigne in the girls’ 200 free, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay; and I-N’s Emma LaFave in the girls’ 200 IM, 100 fly and 400 free relay.

Four more were double winners — the Gators’ Caden Steede in the boys’ 200 medley relay and 400 free relay, I-N’s Marcel Juul in the boys’ 100 backstroke and 400 free relay, Westwood’s Abby Williams in the girls’ 200 medley and 200 free relays, and I-N’s Lola Dockery in the girls’ 100 back and 400 free relay.

There were also 11 MHSAA Upper Peninsula Finals qualifying times posted.

In the boys meet, that included Holmgren in his 200 IM and 100 breast wins, along with Foisie when he took the 50 free.

Also a U.P. Finals qualifier was I-N’s Ossenheimer when he won the 100 fly and Steede when he was runner-up after Holmgren in the 100 breast.

For the girls, Kamryn LaVigne was a finals qualifier in her 50 free and 100 breast victories, while Baylie LaVigne turned the trick in her 200 free and 500 free wins.

Westwood’s Ollanketo also qualified for the finals when she won the 100 free as did I-N’s LaFave when she came up victorious in the 200 IM.

Both teams are scheduled to get back in the pool at 4 p.m. Friday. Westwood hosts Sault Ste. Marie and Rudyard while I-N will be at the Gladstone Invitational.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.


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