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Girls Varsity Swimming · Lady Dragon Swimmers Shine at the Oakland County Meet

Swimming at home on Oct. 7, junior Claire Abbasse added two more Oakland County Championships to her career wins with a record-breaking performance of 23.55 seconds in the 50 freestyle, which was a new county record, and her third consecutive first-place finish at counties in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.12 seconds. Abbasse led the LOHS girls’ swim and dive team to an eleventh -place finish at the highly competitive Oakland County Championship meet.

“I was very happy with our team’s overall performance,” said Darin Abbasse, head coach. “The girls never gave up and competed against some of the best athletes in the state.”

The Lady Dragons also had two relays that earned All-County recognition. Sophomore Olivia Cassise (backstroke) and senior co-captains Hannah Quinn (breaststroke) and Eliana Ritt (butterfly) swam with Abbasse (freestyle) to earn eighth place in the 200 medley relay. Cassise, Ritt and Abbasse also teamed with freshman Riley Sieber to capture eighth place in the 400 freestyle relay.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Quinn, Sieber, senior Claire Wojno and junior Emily Diener got 15th place. Senior co-captain Megan Buckner (breaststroke) also competed in this year’s county meet. Several of the swimmers earned season-best and personal-best times in their individual events as well.

On the diving side, senior Colleen Campbell and junior Savannah Papp represented the Lady Dragons. The girls’ next meet is at home on Oct. 12 vs. Harrison.