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Gladstone swimming battles in U.P. finals

Courtesy photo Daryl T. Jarvinen Gladstone’s Mary Hook competes in the 100 yard breast stroke event during the U.P. Swimming and Diving finals on Feb. 17, 2024 at Marquette High School.

MARQUETTE — The 2023-24 swimming and diving season officially came to an end in the U.P. on Saturday.

Gladstone battled, but Marquette’s depth proved to be too much as the Sentinels won in both the boys and girls sides. All swimming events were won by someone from either Marquette or Gladstone.

Gladstone girls finished second as a team.

The girls relay team of Adrianna Getzloff, Mary Hook, Irene Neumeier, and Ava Getzloff started off the meet by winning the 200 yard medley relay. Adriana Getzloff then won the 200 yard freestyle with Reese Herioux and Annabelle Neumeier taking fifth and sixth, respectively, to get on the medal’s podium.

In the 200 medley, Neumeier took second and Hook took third to Marquette’s Grace Sobczak. In the 50 yard freestyle Ava Getzloff placed third. Neumeier finished first in the 100 yard butterfly to take first in a battle with Marquette’s Kaytlin Roell. In the 100 freestyle, Annabelle Neumeier, who was seeded 13th, came out with a fourth-place finish. Aubrey Elliot, who was seeded 12th took seventh and narrowly missed the podium. In the 500 freestyle, Herioux dropped 11 seconds off her time to take fourth.The relay team of Irene Neumeier, Hook, Zoe Wilson, and Herioux finished second in the 200 freestyle relay to Marquette. Adriana Getzloff and Ava Getzloff finished first and second, respectively, in the 100 yard backstroke. Addy Occhietti, placed 10th from being seeded 14th to earn points for the team in the event as well. Hook finished first in the 100 yard breaststroke. The relay team of Adriana Getzloff, Ava Getzloff , Aubrey Elliott, and Herioux finished the meet by taking second in the 400 yard freestyle relay.

Gladstone boys claimed a third-place finish on Saturday, bested only by champions Marquette and by second place Houghton.

The team of Tyler Soderman, Aidan Duncan, Gideon Barron, and Nate Lanaville were seeded fourth, but placed second in the 200 yard medley relay. Lanaville added a second-place finish in the 200 yard freestyle behind Manistique’s Nathan Schoenow. They repeated the same result in the 100 freestyle, also. Gideon Barron took fourth in the 200 yard intermedely and sixth in the 500 yard freestyle with career-best times. Soderman, swimming the 100 butterfly for only the fourth time in his high school career, placed fourth in the event. He followed that up with another fourth-place finish in the 100 yard backstroke. Aidan Duncan added a sixth-place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke to get on the podium. The team of Lanaville, Tom Kluka, Barron and Soderman took fourth in the 200 yard freestyle relay, and the team of Kluka, Loic Fletcher, Brandon Bourdeau, and Duncan took fourth in the 400 yard freestyle relay.

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