In dramatic fashion, Zeeland played spoiler to Holland Christian’s conference championship, as Austin Mills chased down the competition on the last leg of the 400 Free Relay to win the OK Green Championship meet. Gabe Trevino, Philip DeJonge, and Jonathan Kollen did the work out front to put Mills in a great position to seal the victory.
The win on Saturday was predicated by a tremendous Friday. Of 36 tapered swims, Zeeland posted 31 lifetime bests. This put Zeeland in a great position to put on the pressure in finals.
Finals highlights include Jacob Pollack’s consol victory in the 100 fly, Ben Thomas’ finals performance in the 100 free, Adam Hoeve’s medley relay anchor, Jack O’Neill’s 200 free relay anchor, Isaac Inman and Justin Michael’s efforts in the 200 & 500 free, and Ben Driesenga’s consol victory in the 100 breast.
Conference champions include the aforementioned 400 free relay, the medley relay of Mills, Connor Robertson, Travis Engelsman, and Trevino, Gabe Trevino in the 50 & 100 free, and Austin Mills in the 100 back.
Zeeland will cap off the season at the MHSAA Division 1 championships, hosted by Oakland University.