The Hudsonville Eagles competed in the OK RED Conference Championships on Nov 9th at East Kentwood High School. Based on accomplishments at the meet team captains Taylor DeHommel (12), Natalie Fisher (12), and Claire Tuttle (12) received OK RED All-Conference Athlete recognition.
The Eagle divers had a strong showing in the preliminary round with Taylor in 1st place, Olivia Pell (9) in 3rd place, Avery Koperski (10) in 7th place and Sydney Phan (9) in 9th place.
At finals Taylor captured the OK RED Conference Championship with an All-American score of 418.05. Olivia finished in 5th, Avery finished 11th, and Sydney finished 13th.
200 Medley Relay: McKenna Brink (12), Claire, Natalie & Rachel Maki (11) placed 2nd
200 Freestyle: Natalie – 7th, McKenna – 11th, Kaylee Stray (12) – 13th, Bella Bolhuis (12) – 16th
200 Individual Medley – Jenna Kuiper (10) – 9th
50 Freestyle: Rachel – 7th, Sydney Kline (10) – 8th, Lauren Robertson (12) – 14th
100 Butterfly: Natalie – 4th, Kayla Mol (10) – 5th, Elise Tuttle (9) – 12th, Lauren – 15th
100 Freestyle: Claire – 1st with a new HHS Varsity Record, Rachel – 8th, Bella – 14th, Taylor Wilson (9) – 16th
500 Freestyle: Kaylee – 13th, Alyson Widner (9) – 14th
200 Freestyle Relay: Sydney, Rachel, Claire & Natalie placed 2nd
100 Backstroke: Kayla – 7th, McKenna – 8th, Elsie Roberts (9) – 10th, Alyson – 11th
100 Breaststroke: Claire – 1st, Sydney – 8th, Jenna – 11th, Chela Reiss (11) – 13th
400 Freestyle Relay: McKenna, Bella, Jenna, Sydney placed 5th
Claire broke the OK RED Conference Records and the East Kentwood Pool Records in both the 100 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke, and also holds the conference record in the 200 Freestyle set in 2018. The times Claire swam in these events also qualified for All-American recognition to add to her previously earned 8 All-American awards.
Taylor continued to shine during post-season as last night she won the Regional Diving Championship at East Kentwood. Taylor withstood challenges from forty three other divers and came out on top with an All-American qualifying score of 402.8. The win also qualifies her to move on to the State Tournament next week at the Holland Aquatic Center where she will be joined by the Hudsonville swimming qualifiers Friday and Saturday.