Zeeland High School
Boys Swimming and Diving
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Results
Zeeland capped off the dual meet season with a victory over Holland. This leaves the boys with a 3-1 record in the conference, 2nd place the OK Green.
Highlights include Jason Rennick's debut on the boards, Justin Michael's 500 Free, Connor Robertson in the 200 IM, and the Medley Relay of Austin Mills, Robertson, Gabe Trevino, and Evan Potter.
It's championship season! Zeeland dives back in next week Friday at the OK Green Championship. There, they look to upset dual meet season champions Holland Christian, and punch some more tickets to the D1 Championship two weeks later.
Zeeland sent 10 swimmers to Eastern Michigan this weekend to compete in the annual MISCA Invite. Despite peak training, and long rides in the car, the boys were able to compete very well. While an exhibition event, had it been scored, the boys would have placed 2nd out of over 80 teams.
Highlighting the weekend was Travis Engelsman's 100 Breast, which is a new state cut, and Brandon Kraai's 100 Back, which is a new personal best and his first time under 1:00.
Wins for Zeeland came from Gabe Trevino in the 50 and 100 Free, and the 400 Free Relay of Trevino, Philip DeJonge, Jonathan Kollen, and Austin Mills.
One more dual meet to go! The boys travel to Holland on Tuesday.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 Results
In one of Zeeland's final tune ups leading into the conference championship meet, they boys had a very strong showing at the Hudsonville Invite. While there were certainly plenty of times to celebrate, the team overall showed great technical progress and overall team spirit.
Notable swims include new individual state cuts for Travis Engelsman (200 IM), and Jonathan Kollen (200 Free, 100 Free). Gabe Trevino set two pool records (50 Free, 100 Free). Brandon Kraai qualified for MISCA in the 100 Back. Finally, Jake DesArmo had a tremendous 50 Free. Other highlights include Chris Honsberger's 100 Free, Isaac Inman's 200 & 500 Frees, and Ethan Wolters' 100 Breast.
The boys swim for the dual meet conference championship on Tuesday, when they face Holland Christian on senior night.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Results
Zeeland was victorious over the Bulldogs on Tuesday night. While the training is taking its toll on the scoreboard, there were plenty of well fought races and technical accomplishments throughout the night.
Highlighting the evening was Brandon Kraai in the 100 Back, dropping even more time in January. Ben Thomas and Adam Hoeve tag teamed a 1-2 finish in the 100 Free. Hoeve followed that performance with a great split in the 200 Free Relay. Austin Mills and Connor Robertson both came from behind to post the 1-2 in the 200 IM. Philip DeJonge had a solid swim in the 500 Free.
After a stop at Hudsonville on Saturday, Zeeland honors their seniors against a hungry Holland Christian next week Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Results
Zeeland kicked off the OK Green dual meet season with a win over Hamilton. The boys stepped up to several new challenges, and found themselves racing in uncomfortable scenarios. Despite the adversity, several stood out. Justin Meyer had a great race in the 200 free, Evan Potter raced hard to accomplish his goal in the 500 free, and Ben Thomas won a well fought 100 fly. Also performing well in the 100 fly was Jacob Pollack, posting a personal best time.
The boys continue the title defense next week against Byron Center.