Tecumseh High School had several girls receive all-state honors during the Division 3 state meet at Eastern Michigan University over the weekend with its 200-yard relay team placing in the top eight finishing positions.
The Indians 200-yard medley relay team of Allie Merritt, Gretchen Seidel, Rachel Waite and Danielle Sloan placed fourth with a time of 1:52.92. The team set Tecumseh’s varsity record time in the event during preliminaries with a time of 1:52.89.
Tecumseh’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Sloan, Diana Brown, Merritt and Waite place ninth with a time of 3:45.44.
Waite is only a freshman but has been dubbed “The Beast” by her Tecumseh teammates for her strong finishes during the regular season. She didn’t disappoint while in the state finals, finishing in the top 15 four times. She placed ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:09.87 and finished 15th in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.61.
Tecumseh junior Allie Merritt also turned in two additional top 15 performances. She placed 11th in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:03.71 and 12th in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.02.
Sloan also finished 13th for Tecumseh in the breaststroke in a time of 1:11.04 and placed 28th in the 50-yard freestyle (26.27). Brown also finished 25th in the 100-yard freestyle (56.95).
The Indians’ 200-yard freestyle relay team of Sloan, Brown, Nicole Greene and Chelsea Shartle, placed 17th with a time of 1:44.69.
The Indians placed 11th overall at the Division 3 state meet as a team with 74 points.
Tecumseh’s divers Marissa Martin placed 27th (140.85) and Alisha Payne placed 30th