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DPS Office of Athletics
Cass Tech took home gold medals in the 50-yard freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle relay, but it was the Lady Technicians’ depth of talent that enabled them to repeat as Detroit Public School League girls’ swimming champions Wednesday at King High School natatorium.
Despite host King taking six of 11 events with gold medals in the 200 medley relay, 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relay, Cass Tech piled up points with multiple top-five finishers and finished with 180 points to the Lady Crusaders’ 126.
Western finished third with 84 points followed by Renaissance 56, Cody 19 and East English Village 10.
“All my girls did a great job today,’’ said Cass Tech Kia Jones, who was ceremoniously tossed into the pool by her swimmers after their championship was announced. “They all swam well and contributed to us scoring the most points to win.”
Cass Tech’s success was led by senior Zuri Berry, who won the 100 backstroke, senior Ashley Holmes, who won the 50 freestyle, and junior Heidi Delatorre, who won the 500 freestyle.
King was led by a pair of double winners, freshman Anquniece Wheeler, who won the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, and senior Paris Dimick, who took gold in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.
Renaissance sophomore Mia Felder won the 200 freestyle as the only swimmer who was able to break the King-Cass domination of the victory stand.