NCAA-linked hockey player McKenzie Siroky Downs breaks Michigan state’s 100 chest record

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If she wanted, McKenzie Siroky could be a highly touted swimming rookie in the NCAA right now.

The best programs would be vying for her services after what she did at the Michigan State High I (MHSAA) championships this weekend, but instead, she will play a different sport in college competition.

Siroky, who won the MHSAA Division I state title last January in her sophomore year in the women’s 100 breaststroke, has announced her commitment to playing women’s ice hockey with Division I Minnesota Duluth in September.

But despite aiming for an NCAA career on the ice rather than in the pool, Siroky continued to excel in the water last weekend at the MHSAA Division I State Championships, defending with winning his 100 breaststroke title while breaking a pretty impressive record. save in the process.

Siroky, representing High School Livonia Stevenson, clocked a time of 1: 00.48 in the 100 breast prelims, breaking the seven-year state record of 1: 00.56 set by the NCAA All-American six times. Miranda Tucker in 2014.

Hailing from Livonia, Mich., Siroky won the final in 1: 00.85, having crossed the 1:01 barrier for the first time two weeks before the KLAA conference meet (1: 00.86).

Siroky’s mother, Michele Ann Siroky, died in 2017 after a battle with cancer. She was also the State High School Swimmer Champion for Livonia Stevenson and went on to compete at Michigan State.

Siroky also has an impressive 50 best free time of 23.04, but in the fall of 2023 she will be completely focused on the Bulldogs’ goal.

Catherine J. Martinez