From Staff Reports
TRAVERSE CITY — Manistee swam to first place Friday at the Up North Invitational while host Traverse City was third.
Gaylord took second at the meet, 7 points ahead of TC.
Olivia Verellen set a PR in the 200 freestyle by taking second in 2:10.17. She was also second in the 100 butterfly in 1:10.72. Also taking second was Lilly Bussineau in diving with 183.60 points.
Erin Cover was third in the 50 freestyle (26.85) and the 100 free (59.38). Hailey Hushak was third in the 500 free (6:26.41).
TC was third in the 200 medley relay (2:10.49) with Verellen, Cover, Becky Stanwick and Lauren Pflughoeft. Cover, Pflughoeft, Hushak and Verellen were third in the 400 free relay (4:08.62).
Lincoln-Alcona 3 Burt Lake NMCA 2
Burt Lake NMCA's season came to a close with a 3-2 loss to Lincoln-Alcona in the Division 4 district finale.
Lincoln-Alcona scored the game-winner with 6 minutes left in the match.
"They were the better team tonight," Burt Lake NMCA coach Lee Chatfield said. "The wet field didn't help us. We knew they were a fast team and they used the wet field to their advantage."
The Eagles (14-10) had both goals from Aaron Chatfield. Fellow seniors Robert Taylor, Andrew Vandeyacht and Jake Lovitt also had good games.
Chatfield finished his career with 201 goals, which ranks him fourth nationally. He surpassed the Michigan record by 29 goals.
Leland 9 Bellaire 1
Leland won its first soccer district title since 1999 with a 9-1 win over host Bellaire in the Division 4 finale.
"We watched them play Glen Lake in the semis and we knew they had a couple of players we had to watch, and then play our game up top," Leland coach Joe Burda said. "It worked. This was great for our seniors. We haven't been here in awhile."
Dylan Jolliffe scored four goals with one assist for the Comets (23-3) while Luke Nesbitt had three goals and two assists. Matt Fleis had a goal and an assist while Will Saffell scored the final goal with 4:30 left in the match from 30 yards out.
Mike Farese got the win in net behind the defensive efforts of Tony Masqueda and Ian Duvall.