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Cass Tech, powered by gold medalists in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay and second-place finishes in six of the 11 events, scored 161 points to win the 2013 Detroit Public School League girls’ swimming championship Wednesday at Western International High School.
Coach Eugene Collins’ Lady Technicians showed depth in nearly doubling the 86 points of second-place Renaissance.
CMA, in its first year as a girls’ swim program, dominated the gold medals. With just four swimmers, Coach Vincent Fields’ Lady Pharaohs won seven events and finished in third place with 72 points.
The scoring was rounded out by Western 70, King 17, Cody 11 and DIA 2.
Cass Tech’s gold medalists included junior Ashley Holmes, who won the 50 freestyle in 27.40, and sophomore Heidi Delatorre, who clocked 1:06.20 to win the 100 freestyle. Holmes and Delatorre teamed with juniors Zuri Dean and Alexis Fredericks on the victorious 200 medley relay (2:14.90). Delatorre also swam with freshman Rose Jackson, senior Kirra Hammond and sophomore Lori Godwin on the winning 400 freestyle relay (4:43.30).
CMA’s impressive debut was led by a trio of double winners.
Senior Tyara Green won the 100 butterfly (1:07.80) and the 100 backstroke (1:10.10). Freshman Danielle Green (no relation) won the 200 freestyle (2:08.80) and the 500 freestyle (6:06.40). Senior Porscha McCoy won the 100 breaststroke (1:20.30) and 200 individual medley (2:37.30).
Those three also teamed with junior Erica Cannon for the Lady Pharaohs’ victory in the 200 freestyle relay (2:00.20).
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