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Grand Haven swim lands five All-Conference honors

Tribune Staff • Nov 8, 2018 at 12:09 AM

Following a stellar third-place showing at the O-K Red Conference championship meet, the Grand Haven girls swim and dive team earned five places on the All-Conference list.

Junior Kathryn Ackerman, sophomore Georgia Basil, junior Alonna Clark, sophomore Ocean Veldhouse and sophomore Ellyn Skodack cracked the list.

Individually, Ackerman took conference titles in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 backstroke, breaking O-K Red records in both events. Basil finished fourth in the 200 IM and took a bronze medal in the 500 freestyle.

Clark just edged her teammate in the 500, picking up a runner-up finish in the grueling distance event shortly after taking eighth place in the 100 butterfly.

Veldhouse led the Bucs in the sprint events, finishing fifth in the 200 freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle. Skodack followed close behind with a sixth-place finish in the 200 freestyle, paired with a fifth-place effort in the 100 backstroke.

The quintet also chipped in on all three of Grand Haven’s third-place relay efforts.

Ackerman and Clark handled the breaststroke and freestyle legs of the 200-medley relay, while Veldhouse anchored the 200 freestyle relay and the lead-leg of the 400 freestyle relay, joined by Basil in the second spot, Clark in third and Ackerman on the end.

All five All-Conference swimmers will conclude their season at the Division 1 state championship meet Nov. 16-17 at Eastern Michigan University.

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