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Posted on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 : 5:26 p.m.

Results from Day 4 of the 53rd annual Washtenaw Interclub Swim Conference championships

By Kyle Austin


A swimmer participates in a race during the Washtenaw Interclub Swim Conference championships at Skyline High School on Thursday, July 25, 2013.

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After shepherding more than 300 of his swimmers through four days of competition at the Washtenaw Interclub Swim Conference championships, it was finally time for Huron Valley head coach Pete Loveland to change into his suit and take his turn.

Loveland, swimming against a heat of largely college swimmers in the coach's relay, turned in a 50 breastroke for the Huron Valley ‘A’ team as part of his annual tradition — one that he admits he sometimes needs to be talked into.

And for the 19th consecutive year, he finishes the meet as the head coach of the winning team.

Huron Valley held a lead of more than 1,000 points after the fourth and final swimming session Thursday morning at Skyline High School, meaning it will easily take the 2013 meet title after the afternoon diving session finishes. Huron Valley had 2816 points following swimming, with Travis Pointe in second place with 1677.5 points.

There are several reasons HVSC has been able to stay large and successful, foremost the fact that success attracts some of the best athletes from around the area, Loveland said.

“We’re into second- and third-generation families, so the kids that swam in the early 60s, 70s are now returning with their kids and grandkids,” Loveland said. “So that’s part of it, we get a lot of quality swimmers that have background experience from there.”

This year’s team had 351 swimmers on it, up from 140 the first year Loveland took over. And while plenty join Huron Valley to be part of the swimming program, several are also recruited from within the club by Loveland and his staff of 10 coaches.

That was the case this year with 16-year-old Timothy Dickey; Loveland coaxed the Skyline student of a four-year swimming hiatus and watched Monday as he scored points in four different events.

“Just having a familiarity with the kids and the members, being able to talk to them and just say ‘We’d love to have you come out if you’re interested in swimming this summer,’” Loveland said. “We’ve been able to do that, maintain it and build on it.”

Lance Freiman of the Ann Arbor Country Club stole the show on the boys side Thursday, winning the 200 freestyle, 100 IM and 50 backstroke. His 200 freestyle win came by nearly eight seconds. Anthony DeKraker of Travis Pointe also recorded a pair of wins, in the 50 and 100 freestyle.

Emily Lock had a similar performance on the girls side with a three-win day, including a four-second win in the 100 freestyle and top honors and wins in the 100 IM and 50 freestyle. Madison Luther of Milan recorded two individual wins in the 50 breastroke and 100 freestyle, and helped Milan win both girls relays for the day.

Complete Swimming Results (PDF)

Boys 11-12 Swimming
200 Medley Relay
1. Travis Pointe (Josh Crews, Davis Klein, Lucas Schultz, Anthony DeKraker), 2:09.00
2. Chelsea (Drew Golin, Tom Oates, Wes Wickens, Collin Bross), 2:09.19
3. Ann Arbor CC (Grisha Griffiths, Lance Freiman, Casey Dolen, Jack LeFevre), 2:13.67

200 Freestyle
1. Lance Freiman, Ann Arbor CC, 2:09.46
2. Spencer Jyawook, Huron Valley, 2:17.13
3. Drew Golin, Chelsea, 2:19.09

100 IM
1. Lance Freiman, Ann Arbor CC, 1:06.71
2. Wes Wickens, Chelsea, 1:08.28
3. Casey Dolen, Ann Arbor CC, 1:10.32

50 Freestyle
1. Anthony DeKraker, Travis Pointe, 25.37
2. Wes Wickens, Chelsea, 26.41
3. Henry Taylor, Racquet Club, 26.72

50 Butterfly
1. Wes Wickens, Chelsea, 28.79
2. Casey Dolen, Ann Arbor CC, 30.51
3. Drew Sachs, Huron Valley, 31.38

100 Freestyle
1. Anthony DeKraker, Travis Pointe, 57.28
2. Casey Dolen, Ann Arbor CC, 59.95
3. Spencer Jyawook, Huron Valley, 1:02.73

50 Backstroke
1. Lance Freiman, Ann Arbor CC, 30.21
2. Alex Shehab, Dexter, 30.49
3. Drew Sachs, Huron Valley, 32.84

50 Breastroke
1. Henry Taylor, Racquet Club, 35.52
2. Davis Klein, Travis Pointe, 36.30
3. Niklas Ford, Racquet Club, 36.45

200 Freestyle Relay
1. Travis Pointe (Davis Klein, Lucas Schultz, Josh Crews, Anthony DeKraker), 1:52.10
2. Huron Valley (Spencer Jyawook, Ben Keith, Riley Noble, Drew Sachs), 1:54.35
3. Racquet Club (Henry Taylor, Erik Anderson, Jacob Simon, Biruk Twodros), 2:03.70

Girls 11-12 Swimming
200 Medley Relay
1. Milan (Sophia Morelock, Madison Luther, Emma Frame, Haylie Ritchie), 2:04.40
2. Travis Pointe (Sarah Burchart, Lauryn Kruse, Kelsey Robinson, Annika Olsen), 2:05.53
3. Ann Arbor CC (Jordan Maisch, Sarah Zofchak, Elizabeth Merz, Hannah Quist), 2:09.53

200 Freestyle
1. Madison Luther, Milan, 2:06.78
2. Sarah Burchart, Travis Pointe, 2:11.60
3. Molly Riggs, Huron Valley, 2:13.68

100 IM
1. Emily Lock, Barton Hills, 1:07.48
2. Kelsey Robinson, Travis Pointe, 1:08.58
3. Casey Chung, Huron Valley, 1:10.18

50 Freestyle
1. Emily Lock, Barton Hills, 26.54
2. Casey Chung, Huron Valley, 26.70
3. Hannah Quist, Ann Arbor CC, 26.95

50 Butterfly
1. Kelsey Robinson, Travis Pointe, 28.98
2. Casey Chung, Huron Valley, 29.59
3. Elizabeth Conatser, Forestbrooke, 31.30

100 Freestyle
1. Emily Lock, Barton Hills, 57.73
2. Molly Riggs, Huron Valley, 1:02.12
3. Hannah Quist, Ann Arbor CC, 1:02.45

50 Backstroke
1. Jordan Maisch, Ann Arbor CC, 31.38
2. Sophia Morelock, Milan, 31.57
3. Elaina Baker, Orchard Hills, 32.04

50 Breastroke
1. Madison Luther, Milan, 34.11
2. Lauryn Kruse, Travis Pointe, 34.49
3. Sarah Burchart, Travis Pointe, 35.05

200 Freestyle Relay
1. Milan (Haylie Ritchie, Emma Frame, Sophia Morelock, Madison Luther), 1:49.11
2. Travis Pointe (Lauryn Kruse, Sarah Burchart, Annika Olsen, Kelsey Robinson), 1:51.61
3. Ann Arbor CC (Elizabeth Merz, Brielle Chalou, Jordan Maisch, Hannah Quist), 1:56.07

2013 Final Point Standings
Final Swim Standings
1. Huron Valley, 3428
2. Travis Pointe, 2320.5
3. Ann Arbor Country Club, 1695
4. Chelsea, 1585
5. Racquet Club, 1536
6. Milan, 1477
7. Dexter, 1385.5
8. Georgetown, 789
9. Orchard Hills, 697.5
10. Chippewa, 681
11. Barton Hills, 457.5
12. Forestbrooke 441
13. Liberty, 422
14. Buhr Park, 388
15. Vets Park, 342.5
16. Lincoln, 87.5
17. Whitmore Lake, 79
18. Willow Run 22

Diving Results
1. Travis Pointe, 304
2. Huron Valley, 257
3. Racquet Club, 196.5
4. Georgetown, 195
5. Chelsea, 181
6. Dexter, 154.5
7. Ann Arbor Country Club, 122
8. Whitmore Lake, 56
9. Milan, 27
10. Orchard Hills, 25
11. Chippewa, 16
12. Lincoln, 11
13. Forestbrooke, 3

Kyle Austin covers sports for He can be reached at or 734-623-2535. Follow him on Twitter @KAustin_AA.



Tue, Jul 30, 2013 : 1:05 a.m.

Echoing all the thank yous for the the great coverage of the WISC meet. Would still appreciate the day 4 scores for diving.

Kyle Austin

Tue, Jul 30, 2013 : 1:35 a.m.

Thanks, ThiaD, I'll try to double back and try to track down the Day 4 diving results


Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 2:26 p.m.

For Shawn-the electronic timing at Skyline is ruined by faulty design. The meet had to depend on the timers behind the blocks. So, no splits. Sad that a school so new has had to raise money already to replace the equipment and score board. Kudos to the kids tnad coaches that raised the money and kudos to the timers at these meets for working so long and hard. Loved that the Ann Arbor news made a big deal of it!

Shawn Letwin

Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 11:42 a.m.

Thanks for the coverage of this perennial summer event. Great job by all of the swimmers and divers who can now sleep in a little later! Five days a week of practices for the last several weeks, a dive meet every Friday and a swim meet every Saturday is a tremendous commitment for these young kids...well done! Enjoy your season celebration this weekend! Any chance that the overall results for team scores can be posted? And would you consider for next year to get the results to also show the splits...this old swim parent would appreciate the inclusion of the scores for the divers would be nice to see too!

Kyle Austin

Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 12:36 p.m.

Thanks Shawn, We're working on getting the diving results and final team scores right now, hopefully should be up before too long.


Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 10:19 a.m.

...and a good portion of the 11-12 top swimmers swim with year-round clubs OTHER than Club Wolverine.....just sayin'


Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 2:12 a.m.

Congrats to all of the swimmers, but does a summer club really need to recruit swimmers? It's just a summer club - you know, have fun, hang with friends. High-level competitive swimming is done through a different league - can't anything be just for fun??


Sat, Jul 27, 2013 : 8:28 p.m.

@MB11- are you putting down all the swim clubs in WISC saying they want to lose, but HVSC wants to win? I don't understand your comment. Aren't all the teams that compete in WISC trying to win or have swimmers and divers hit best performances of the season at champsionships.


Sat, Jul 27, 2013 : 4:57 p.m.

Not at HVSC - where winning is everything


Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 3:26 p.m.

With all due respect CLX, you obviously have no idea about what you are saying. HVSC is a private club and cannot "recruit" anyone to join the swim team. Coach Loveland recruited one kid from the club to participate in swimming. It is for fun and hundreds of kids enjoy every summer.

Kyle Austin

Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 11:11 a.m.

I think it's worth pointing out that Loveland said one of his big goals is to create a fun and welcoming environment and tries to make it a good experience for swimmers of all abilities. He attributes tat as part of the reason HVSC has been able to keep its numbers up

West Side Mom

Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 3:07 a.m.

Loveland encouraged an existing club member to return to swimming for HVS. Looks like it was a win-win for all.


Fri, Jul 26, 2013 : 2:20 a.m.

Not in Ann Arbor.