The Lahser High School Swim and Dive Team took first place at the OAA White Division League Championships held at Lake Orion High School over the weekend and will be the final Lahser girls team to be crowned League Champions.
The Lady Knights posted a team score of 436 points to hold off second place Lake Orion at 433 points. The remaining order of finish for the meet was Troy (359 points), Bloomfield Hills Andover High School (312 points), Rochester Stoney Creek (222 points) and West Bloomfield (203 points).
In the 12-event meet, Lahser compiled four first place, three second place and one third place finish. In addition, the Lady Knights had 27 event finishes between fourth and sixteenth place to contribute to Lahser's overall winning point total.
In the 200 Medley Relay finals, the team of Ines Charles, Hailey Sambor, Mary Pilibosian and Lucy Ramonat placed first and set a new OAA White Division League Meet record of 1:50.48, breaking their own record set in the preliminary round two days earlier.
In the 200 IM, Pilibosian took first place in both the preliminaries and finals. Her time in the prelims of 2:09.09 also set a new league record. Ines Charles took firsts in the finals of both the 100 Fly and 100 Back. Charles' time of 57.99 in the 100 Back finals broke a league record that had been set two days earlier in the prelims by Pilibosian.
One of Lahser's team captains, Lucy Ramonat, was named Senior of the Meet and Lahser Coach Mike Rado was named Coach of the Meet.
The Lady Knights added three state qualifiers at the League Championships, bringing Lahser's state team total to 13 swimmers that will compete at the MHSAA Division 3 State Championships on Nov. 16 and 17 in Ypsilanti. The team took third in last year's state championships at Oakland University and returns most of the members of the 200 Medley Relay, which they won last year by setting a school record.
Lahser is currently ranked second in D-3 according to the Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (MISCA).
This is the 37th and final season for the Lahser Swim and Dive program as Bloomfield Lahser and Bloomfield Andover will combine in 2013 to become Bloomfield Hills High School Blackhawks.
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