State Champion Jessica Schellenboom leads swim team to tenth place at State Meet


Nine Lady Ranger swimmers headed to Oakland University this weekend to compete in the State Meet. Some of the ladies were able to make new times and even become a State Champion, and the team eventually ended up placing tenth.

Senior Jessica Schellenboom yet again wowed the crowd with an impeccable performance this weekend, placing first in the 100-yard Breaststroke and fourth in the 200 IM. She also contributed to the final tenth-place finish by placing sixth in the 200-yard Medley Relay, along with sophomores Emily Johnson and Olivia Hooper, and junior Sarah Schenck. She also participated in the 200-yard Freestyle Relay, along with sophomore Emily Johnson, senior Kara Bolger, and freshman Maggie Hier, and placed fifth in that event.

“The meet went really well for us. We placed tenth as a team and a lot of people dropped time in their events,” senior Jessica Schellenboom said. “[Finishing in second in the 100-yard Breaststroke last year] really motivated me to work harder because I was so close last year and I was hoping I could do it this year and win.”

Some other great contributions this meet were from freshman Jessica Doyel who placed twelfth in the 100-yard Breaststroke and from sophomore Olivia Hooper who placed sixth in the 100-yard Backstroke. Juniors Maggie Zorn, Olivia Luplow, and Sarah Schenck and freshman Maggie Hier swam the 400-yard Relay, in which the girls placed fourteenth.

“[What really motivated me this meet] was just the fact that it was the last meet of the season,” sophomore Emily Johnson said. “All the swimming that I’ve done throughout the year has built up to this.”