Irish swim athletes advance to state championship

The Fighting Irish swim team had a great South State meet this past weekend. The meet itself was well-run and finished ahead of schedule. All of our swimmers swam well; we had some exciting races to watch and cheer.  Congratulations to Sam Hewes who is a South State Champion in 100 Freestyle, Christian McKee in 200 IM, Jeanne Torp in 100 Back and Laurie Pisciotta is a South State Champion is both 50 Free and 100 Breast stroke. Both boys and girls teams finished in third place behind St. Stanislaus, OLA, and St. Andrews. Congratulations to ALL of our swimmers!

Detailed results from both North and South meets can be found on the MHSAA website; state qualifiers are published here: http://www.misshsaa.com/2016/10/17/2016-mhsaa-swim-championship-qualifiers/.

Congratulations to the following athletes who qualified in these individual events:

  • Stephen Azar: 100 Fly
  • Matt Bisner: 100 Back
  • Sam Hewes: 50 Free, 100 Free
  • Christian McKee: 200 IM, 100 Back
  • Jack McKee: 50 Free, 100 Fly
  • Will McMackin: 200 Free, 500 Free
  • Clayton Stoddard: 200 IM
  • Chase Vivian: 100 Breast
  • Madison Gillam: 200 Free, 100 Free
  • Mary Agnes Mestayer: 100 Breast Stroke
  • Laurie Pisciotta: 50 Free, 100 Breast
  • Lauren Skinner: 100 Back
  • Annie Torp: 50 Free, 100 Fly
  • Jeanne Torp: 100 Free, 100 Back

We will also be taking three boys relays, and two girls relays to compete at the state championship meet next weekend. The top three boys qualifiers in the 200 Freestyle relay are all seeded within one second of each other, so this one should be very exciting to watch.

Stay tuned for state results and Go Irish!