The defending state champion Skyline boys’ swimming and diving team host Dexter on Tuesday (Dec. 18) in the Eagles’ first home meet since winning the Division 1 state title a year ago. The meet begins at 6 p.m. as the Eagles host an always strong Dexter team in an SEC crossover meet.
The Eagles are off to a great start on the young season. In the first week of competitions, eight swimmers have already qualified for the MISCA (Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) meet and 17 swimmers set lifetime best times. Not a bad week.
The Eagles placed third at the competitive Brother Rice Warrior Relays on Saturday. This is an extremely competitive event featuring 12 of the strongest teams in the state, allowing the swimmers to see where they stand against other top competition.
The Eagles won the 200 Fly Relay with the team of Ben Kurniawan, Alex Kurniawan, Ben Keith and Kyle Tschannen. Skyline touched second in the 800 Free Relay with Keith Kozma, Atticus Dewey, Evan McKelvey and Ben Kurniawan.
The Eagles placed third in both the 850 Crescendo Relay (Shane MacNeil, Matthew Lee, Tschannen and Kozma) and the 200 Free Relay (Alex Kurniawan, McKelvey, MacNeil and Kozma).
Returning Eagles welcome freshmen Ben Deininger, Ben Kurniawan, Matthew Lee, Evan McKelvey, Daniel Osterholzer, Onat Ozer, Coleson Probst, Owen Schadler and Ryan Tauber to the Skyline program.
The season got underway with a great victory last Tuesday over Canton High School by a score of 140-45.