Kishman, LaGrand Doubles Lead To Michigan D3 Title For Grand Rapids Catholic Central

Riley Kishman and Susan LaGrand each won dual individual titles to lead Grand Rapids Catholic Central to Michigan high school state titles in Division 3.

Full results

Kishman, a junior, won the first and last individual events of the meet. She kicked things off with a 1:51.01 win in the 200 free, beating out the field by a whopping three seconds. She’d return at the meet’s end to win the 100 breast in 1:03.20, only about half a second off the Division 3 state record.

One event after Kishman’s 200 free win, LaGrand paced another 200-yard race. The sophomore went 2:06.97 to blow out the 200 IM field by almost three seconds. LaGrand’s second win came in the 100 fly, where her 56.85 was the day’s only Division 3 state record.

Grand Rapids Catholic Central also won both free relays, though the names of the swimmers on those relays were not available. The 200 free relay went 1:39.12 to win by almost two seconds and the 400 free relay was 3:36.17 to win by almost three.

St. Clair beat out Grand Rapids Catholic Central for the 200 medley relay title, helping them ultimately win a tight team battle for second place. Once again individual swimmers names were not available, but St. Clair was 1:47.54.

St. Clair’s Grace Shinske was also the state champ in the 100 back, going 56.27 to cap off her senior year with a state title.

Other individual winners:

  • Hamilton senior Rileigh Eding topped the 50 free field in 24.04.
  • In 1-meter diving, it was Allegan senior Erin Isola who picked up the win, scoring 314.90 points.
  • Tecumseh was fifth as a team, getting a 100 free state title from junior Karlee Marsh at 51.80.
  • Evelyn Vandemark of Alma took the 500f ree in 5:11.43, just off the 5:10.76 she put up in prelims.

Top 5 Teams:

  1. Grand Rapids Catholic Central – 299
  2. St. Clair – 199
  3. Holland Christian – 197
  4. Cranbrook Kingswood – 190
  5. Tecumseh – 129

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