It was a record night inside the pool at Huron High School as one of those records on the big board came splashing down. Skyline senior Michael MacGillivray broke the Huron Pool record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 56.62 seconds on Thursday night.
Setting the record in the Huron pool is quite an accomplishment considering some of the records on the big board were set by University of Michigan swimmers when they used the pool while their pool was under construction.
So, tip of the cap to Michael MacGillivray.
The record came during a tri-meet between three very good swimming and diving teams: Skyline, Huron and Dexter in an SEC showdown.
Skyline defeated D-2 powerhouse Dexter 108-77 and beat city rival Huron 124-62. Dexter topped the River Rats 103.50-82.50
The Eagles opened the meet with a win the 200 medley relay as the foursome of Sam Konigsberg, MacGillivray, David Cleason and Wilson Noll won with a time of 1 minute, 38.89 seconds. Dexter (Alex Shehab, Niklas Eberly, Sam Krahn and Tanner Sharp) touched second in 1:40.20 with Huron (Ji Ung Hyun, AJ Stewart, Alex Kaipainen and Jorge DiGiovanni) in third in 1:44.94.
Skyline senior Samuel Jyawook won the 200 free with a time of 1:43.13. Dexter’s Casey Dolen was second (1:46.27), Skyline’s Keith Kozma was third (1:48.95) and Huron’s Eli Atkinson was fourth (1:51.44).
The Eagles went one-two in the 200 IM with MacGillivray in first (1:53.57) and Cleason in second (1:58.15). Huron’s Jonathan Wang was third (2:00.35) and Dexter’s Clayton Kinnard was fourth (2:06.19).
The 50 freestyle was a sprint to the finish with Huron senior Adam Moskus touching first in 21.70. Dexter’s Eberly was second in 21.83; Skyline’s Noll was third (22.89); and Dexter’s Sharp and Huron freshman Stewart tied for fourth (23.00).
Skyline junior Henry Schirmer won diving with 291.95 points. Huron’s Kyle Huehn was second (262.65) with teammate Nick Zacharek third (181.55). Skyline’s Andrew Ceely was fourth (177.20) and Dexter’s Evan Micelli was fifth (164.20).
Eberly gave Dexter first-place points with his time of 51.32 in the 100 butterfly. Skyline went two-three with Konigsberg second (53.76) and Ben Keith third (54.25). Huron’s Stewart was fourth (54.91).
Huron’s Moskus delivered first place in the 100 free with his winning time of 47.86. Skyline’s Cleason was second (48.15) and Dolen was third (49.42) and Shehab fourth (51.07) for Dexter.
Skyline senior Jyawook won the 500 free in 4:44.70 with teammate Keith Kozma in second in 4:52.38. Andrew Golin was third for Dexter in 5:08.58; Skyline’s Atticus Dewey was fourth (5:09.08) and Dexter’s Tony Golin was fifth (5:10.92).
Dexter (Eberly, Sharp, Sterlitz and Dolen) won the 200 free relay in 1:29.88. Skyline’s foursome of MacNeil, Noll, Jyawook and Kareem El-Tawil was second in 1:30.05. Huron (Wang, Stewart, DiGiovanni, Moskus) was third in 1:30.39.
Shehab won the backstroke for the Dreadnaughts with a time of 53.48. Konigsberg was second for the Eagles (55.61), Kinnard was third for Dexter in 57.04 and Ji Ung Hyun was fourth for Huron in 59.22.
After MacGillivray set the record in the breaststroke, teammate El-Tawil was second in 1:03.36. Paul Schaefer (1:04.43) and Sharp (1:04.76) went three-four for Dexter. Huron’s Arthur Zhang was fifth (1:04.92).
The Eagles finished off the meet with first place in the 400 free relay. The team of Jyawook, Kozma, Cleason and MacGillivray touched in 3:17.28. Huron (Wang, Wurtz, Atkinson and Moskus) was second in 3:20.72 and Dexter (Dolen, Golin, Shehab and Kinnard) was fourth in 3:23.38.