Boys Varsity Swimming · Swim & Dive Loses Close Close Conference Battle

The Saline Boy’s Swim and Dive team lost on Senior Night by a mere four points to SEC rival Skyline.
Saline started the meet off strong with a narrow win in the 200 yard medley relay. Jared Ehrman, Matthew Lau, Cole Nelson, and Joshua Willwerth defeated Skyline’s relay by less than a second. Saline’s B relay came in third, but Skyline’s relays snatched fourth to sixth place. Freshman Ethan Saunders was stellar for the Hornets in the 200 yard freestyle, placing second. Senior Matthew Filsinger was also second in the 200 yard IM. Saline swept the first two places in the 50 yard freestyle, with Jared Ehrman winning and Matthew Lau touching the wall right behind him.
On the diving boards, freshman Jason Heissler finished in second, with sophomores Collin Nouhan, Josh Birch, and Jacob Niethammer in fourth, fifth, and sixth place.
The Saline swimmers captured some points in the 100 yard freestyle, with Jared Ehrman in second, just four-tenths of a second behind the winner, and Ethan Saunders and Joshua Willlwerth in third and fourth place. Matthew Filsinger won the 500 yard freestyle by an impressive seven seconds. Saline snagged a victory over Skyline in the 200 yard freestyle relay, and Cole and Hunter Nelson got second and third place in the 100 yard backstroke. Junior Davis Klein was the top scorer for the Hornets in the 100 yard breaststroke, placing second. Matthew Lau was in third and Matthew Hardt placed fourth.
Skyline closed out the meet with going 1-2 in the 400 yard freestyle relay. Saline’s team of Ethan Saunders, Cole Nelson, Hunter Nelson, and Davis Klein were third.
Saline’s dual meet season is slowly closing as championship season approaches them. They turn their attention to defeating Skyline at the SEC Red Championships in a few weeks, and contending for a trophy at the MHSAA State Championships on March 9th-10th at Eastern Michigan.