Miskelley, Cook-Weeks Lead Holland Christian to MHSAA D3 Title

2018 MHSAA DIVISION 3 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • March 9-10, 2018
  • Saginaw State University
  • 25 yards (SCY)
  • Results

After Cransbrook Kingswood won the last four MHSAA D3 titles, it was the Holland Christian team that came through to end the streak. Led by Ian Miskelley and Skyler Cook-Weeks, Holland Christian took the team crown in dominant fashion, finishing over 80 points ahead of 2nd place East Grand Rapids.

Miskelley, a Michigan commit, was unbeatable leading off Holland Christian’s 200 medley relay (22.80), helping them to the relay win (1:33.01) in D3 record-fashion. He followed that up with wins in the 200 IM (1:49.58) and the 100 back (49.05), as he cracked D3 records in both of those races. Miskelley also led off Holland Christian’s victorious 200 free relay in 21.07.

Cook-Weeks, meanwhile, unloaded a 1:37.27 to break the D3 record in the 200 free, as Holland Christian also took 2nd in that race thanks to Luke Mason‘s 1:41.06. Weeks later took down his own D3 record in the 500 free with a 4:25.84, and the Queens commit put down 21.38 and 44.47 anchors on Holland Christian’s winning free relays.

East Grand Rapids, the team finishing 2nd at the meet, was led by Christian Bart. The senior was 20.31 to set a meet record in the 50 free and grab the win, and then took the 100 breast in 56.07. He also had field-best splits in the breaststroke leg of the medley relay (25.17) and the 200 free relay (19.72 anchor).

Also earning state titles at this meet were Byron Center senior Nolan Briggs in the 100 fly (49.16) and Spring Lake junior Cam Peel in the 100 free (44.97). Peel set a new meet record with his 100 free win.

TEAM SCORES – TOP 5

  1. Holland Christian 326.5
  2. East Grand Rapids 240
  3. Spring Lake 201
  4. Cranbrook Kingswood 196
  5. Byron Center 163

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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