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February 27, 2013

Grosse Pointe South swim wins division championship

By Mark Vest
C & G Sports Writer

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Grosse Pointe South Jacob Montague took first place in the 200 IM at the Macomb Area Conference Red Division swimming and diving championship meet Feb. 23. South’s 425 points was good enough for first place at the meet.

Another year and another division championship for Grosse Pointe South’s boys swim team.

South won what coach Eric Gunderson said is the program’s 14th consecutive Macomb Area Conference Red Division swimming and diving championship meet Feb. 23.

South finished with 425 points; Macomb Dakota was second with 295.

“They really stepped up,” Gunderson said of his team. “If you would have told me (Dakota) was going to score 295 coming into the meet, I would have said, ‘Well, it might be hard to beat (them).’ Dakota’s real strong. They had a lot of depth. That was really the team that was going to give us the run.”

South won all three relay events at the meet and picked up individual victories from Douglas Graham (200 freestyle), Jacob Montague (200 individual medley), Patrick Johnson (100 butterfly and 100 backstroke) and Samuel Wilkinson (500 freestyle).

South’s victory helps to cap off a strong season within the division, as it also captured a MAC Red dual-meet title.

At press time, Gunderson said South had seven swimmers who had qualified for the Division 2 state finals March 8-9 at Oakland University.

South will also have an opportunity to bring some divers to Oakland. Diving regionals are March 5 at Beverly Hills Groves High School.

You can reach C & G Sports Writer Mark Vest at mvest@candgnews.com or at (586)279-1112. Twitter Follow Mark on Twitter.