Merrill swimmers keep it busy
The MHS varsity swim team pulled out just one win in a dual meet with Marshfield last Thursday.
The 200 free relay team of senior Jennica Jahnke, junior Miranda Jahnke, senior Robin Opsahl, and sophomore Kendyl Pettit pulled it off.
“The girls were tired as this was the Bluejays sixth meet in three weeks, but their spirits remain high,” MHS coach Lisa Siewert said. “The team is perpetually complimented for their sportsmanship by the officials and opposition. The coaches are very proud of the girls attitudes and as a result they are having a lot of fun coaching the team.”
Swims with Hodags
The Merrill girls lost a 109-60 meet to Rhinelander last Monday.
“While the Bluejays ultimately lost, the meet was still a success with several best times and fantastic swims,” Siewert said. “Senior Jennica Jahnke had a fantastic meet capturing first place finishes in the shortest and longest events. Jennica’s wins were the mark of a true competitor-she won both individual races by staying tough and out-swimming her competition in the last few yards of the races.
“Kendyl won the 200 IM-an event she’s never swam before. This accomplishment is an example of Kendyl’s all-around swimming ability. Miranda also had a successful meet.”
J. Jahnke took the 50 free (28.96) and 500 free (6:26.86), and aided M. Jahnke, freshman Caitlyn Kolehouse and Pettit in the first-place 200 free relay (1:55.07). Pettit also took the 200 IM (2:41.46) and the 100 free (1:01.03).
M. Jahnke was second in the 100 brea (1:23.18) and 100 fly (1:17.78).