On February 26th the GVSU swim club traveled to Michigan State University for the MSUSC Spring Invitational. It was their last meet of the season before the Nationals meet. Out of the eight teams that attended Grand Valley placed fifth with 189 points. The women's team scored 142 placing 3rd overall and the men's team scored 47 finishing in eighth place. Freshman, Rachel Patterson, had some great swims at her first swim meet of the season. She made a National cut in her 100 backstroke (1:09.40), 50 freestyle (27.20), 100 freestyle (1:00.30), and her 50 backstroke split for the woman’s 200 medley relay (31.33). Patterson earned us a total of 22 points in all of her individual events combined. Another freshman, Jay Patterson (No Jay and Rachel are not related) had some stellar swims that also landed him two Nationals cuts. One in his 50 freestyle (22.85) and another one in his 50 butterfly (25.30). Jay earned us a total of 23 points. The freshman of this meet pulled through. Another freshman Brianna Potter attended the MSU meet and it was the first meet they swam in of the season. Potter went into this meet with no times but left with some killer times. Needless to say, everyone did a phenomenal job and it was a great meet to end the season. The next stop is nationals April 8th-April 10th. We wish our nationals team of Jonah Cox, Dom Ferracciolo, Skylar Gottschalk, Veronica Lidy, Erin Marshall, Jay Patterson, Rachel Patterson, and Shaun Walkowiak the best of luck as they finish out their season.
Posted on Permanent link for Swim Meet - MSU on March 30, 2022.