2019 Lady Crusaders County Meet

Victorianna Beels, Copy Editor/ Business Manager

   On October 5th, the LCN girls Varsity Swim team hosted the 2019 Macomb County Championship swim meet. The Lady Crusaders competed head to head against swimmers from 16 schools all across Macomb County to find how who is truly the best team in the county. 

   The Lady Crusaders swam phenomenally, with eight of the 11 girls who swam placing top eight and recieving a medal. Of all 11 swimmers, every one of the girls had a season best or best ever time in the events they swam. 

   Of the eight swimmers who placed top eight, Laruen Paris, Brianne Lowe, Sara Bauer, and Hannah Gurecki, who swam the 200 free relay, placed first in the county, qualifying for the Division I state meet.

    In addition to the first state meet cut, many swimmers also qualified in individual events for the MISCA (Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) meet including Mackenzie Owensby in the 100 Breast, Emma Dutkiewciz in the 100 Back, and Bauer in the 50 and 100 Freestyle. First time MISCA qualifier Mackenzie Owensby states, “It was really exciting and my dad was so proud of me. It was like all my hard work finally paid off.”

   After a long day of competition, the girls placed third in the county, beating out their closest competitor, Anchor Bay.

   Coach for the Lady Crusaders, Mike Owensby, expresses, “What an outstanding County Meet! From top to bottom and from inside the pool area and outside the pool area, it was an incredible meet… As far as the meet and the performance of the swimmers, I could not have been more proud in the manner in which the team competed. This is the first ever County meet that I have coached where ever single swim was either a season best time or a personal best time.”

   Congratulations to the girls Varsity Swim team on their day of accomplishments and good luck to the girls with the rest of their season. 



200 Medley Relay – Emma Dutkiewicz, Hannah Gurecki, Tori Beels, Lauren Paris 1:53.84

200 Freestyle Relay – Lauren Paris, Brianne Lowe, Sara Bauer, Hannah Gurecki 1:41.22

400 Freestyle Relay – Brianne Lowe, AnnDee Geddes, Sara Bauer, Tori Beels 3:57.04


Season Best Times:

Lauren Paris – 50 Freestyle & 100 Freestyle

Brianne Lowe – 100 Freestyle & 100 Backstroke

Kayla Owensby – 200 Freestyle

Olivia Perfili – 500 Freestyle

Emma Dutkiewicz – 200 Individual Medley &100 Backstyle

Tori Beels – 200 Individual Medley

Hannah Gurecki – 50 Freestyle & 100 Breaststroke

Jenna Bliss – 100 Breaststroke


Lifetime Best Times:

Sara Bauer – 50 Freestyle & 100 Freestyle

AnnDee Geddes – 50 Freestyle & 100 Freestyle

Tori Beels – 100 Butterfly

Kenzie Owensby – 100 Freestyle & 100 Breaststroke

Kayla Owensby – 500 Freestyle

Avery Brown – 500 Free


Upcoming Meets:

MAC White Division Prelims – Diving 11/7/19

MAC White Division Prelims – Swimming 11/8/19

MAC White Division Championships 11/9/19

Invitational 11/12/19

Division I State Meet Prelims 11/22/19

Division I State Meet Finals 11/23/19

Photo Credit: Delaney Schwartz
Photo Credit: Delaney Schwartz

Photo Credit: Delaney Schwartz
Photo Credit: Delaney Schwartz
Photo Credit: Delaney Schwartz