Prep swimming: Westwood, Ishpeming-Negaunee split dual meet

NEGAUNEE – With Peter Leppanen leading the way, the Ishpeming-Negaunee boys’ prep swim team beat visiting Westwood on Thursday, 102-65.

In the girls’ meet, Westwood turned the tables by taking an 83-78 decision.

Leppanen won the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 5.75 seconds and the 500 free in 6:03.09. He also swam a leg of I-N’s winning 400 free relay unit.

Ishpeming-Negaunee swept the relay competition, also taking the 200 free and 400 free races. Ricky Peterson swam in all three.

Skyler Dakota won the 100 free (58.31) and 50 free (25.87) events to pace the Patriots.

In the girls’ meet, Liesl Flannery of I-N was the only double individual winner, claiming the 200 free (2:40.37) and the 500 free (7:11.1). She also competed with the victorious I-N 400 free relay squad.

Westwood captured both the 200 medley and 200 free relay races. Helen Boburka, Faith LeRoy and Gabrielle French competed in both events.

MSHS sweeps at home

At Marquette Thursday, the Marquette Senior High School boys and girls swim teams swept their foes Thursday by considerable margins. The boys topped Manistique, 139-31; and the Redettes routed Hancock/Jeffers (116-44) and Manistique (117-48).

“Both the Marquette boys and girls teams won all events except girls’ 50 yard freestyle and 200 IM,” MSHS head coach Nathan McFarren said.

“Marquette had 29 swimmers with personal bests,” he noted. “Among those 29 swimmers, there were a total of 50 lifetime best swims.

“Both Marquette teams are getting into shape fast.”

No other information about the meet was available.