Prep swimming: Marquette swimming sweeps Kingsford

MARQUETTE – Marquette swept a high school swim meet from Kingsford at the MSHS pool on Thursday afternoon, 121-56 for the boys and 138-36 for the girls.

With a number of Redmen and Redettes competing in events they hadn’t tried before this season, 28 swimmers posted a total of 49 best times. They were led by Nick Mercier, who posted his best times in all four of his events.

Among those with big time drops were Gabrielle Gentz, Logan Vear, Jacob Damer, Jacob Overmyer, Kristina Misegan and Ricky Vermeulen, according to Marquette coach Nate McFarren.

The next scheduled meet for MSHS is Jan. 8 at Westwood.