Sault Ste. Marie’s Robertson Breaks 2 U.P. Finals Records
MARQUETTE – Sault Ste. Marie freshman Aliah Robertson broke a pair of Upper Peninsula finals records as the Blue Devils finished fifth in Saturday’s U.P. swimming and diving finals.
Robertson captured the 100 butterfly (59.27) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.31), setting U.P. finals and pool records in both events. Robertson broke the 100 breaststroke finals and pool record set by Marquette’s Jenny Laughna in 1994 and 1995, respectively, and 100 butterfly pool record set by Laughna in 1994 and the finals record established by Marquette’s Heather Nobert in 2006.
The Blue Devils came home in fifth with 100 points, as Gladstone won its second championship since 2016 with 303 points. Marquette finished in second (273), followed by Houghton (237), Kingsford (121), Sault Ste. Marie, Ishpeming-Negaunee (88), Rudyard (81), Ishpeming Westwood (73) and Manistique (21).
On the boys side, Houghton won its first title since winning back-to-back in 2011 and 2012. The Gremlins finished with 242 points, ahead of Marquette (232), Kingsford (192), Sault Ste. Marie (182), Gladstone (176), Ishpeming-Negaunee (118), Ishpeming Westwood (79) and Manistique (26).
Sault Ste. Marie’s Leevi Olson won the 50 freestyle (22.20) and 100 freestyle (48.55), setting a new finals record in the 100 freestyle. Teammate Andrew Innerebner won the 100 butterfly (56.83) and the 500 freestyle (4:55.13), setting a new finals and pool record in the 500.
In addition to their record-breaking performances, Olson and Robertson were named the Male and Female Swimmers of the Year.