THS swimmers stroke out ranking
The Hatchet girls improved to 5-0 in the GNC with a 98-72 triumph over Lakeland on Thursday, helping them become the ninth-ranked team in state in D2.
“This meet was a total team effort!” THS coach Theresa L’Esperance. “We focused all week on racing, not worrying about times, and then began to break all kinds of records in the process. Lakeland gave us a great run, they are so tough mentally, but we really wanted the win just a little bit more. Everyone is working together in a team effort.”
Lauren Hilt broke her 100 back team record, lowering it to 1:01.05. She is currently state-ranked 2nd in the 50 free, 5th in the 100 back and 6th in the 100 free in D2.
The 200 free team is ranked 6th, the 200 medley is 11th and the 400 free is 14th.
Tomahawk went 1-2 in the 50 free with Morgan Weber (:26.10) and Michaela Galganski (:27.77). The rated 1st and 3rd in the: 200 free (Hilt, 2:04.78/Mikhayla Kleich, 2:10.39); 500 free (Kleich, 5:50.88/Baylee Dallman, 6:00.89); 100 back (Hilt/Dallman, 1:10.76); the 200 medley (Hilt, Karli Cecil, Weber, Dallman, 1:59.55/Maddy McPherson, Katherine Russell, Galganski, Jamie Sterr, 2:04.71); and the 400 free (Cecil, Kleich, Dallman, Hilt, 3:59.89/Taylor Hansen, Jackie Elliott, McPherson, Samantha Kleich, 4:17.22).
Weber also won the 100 free (:58.04). THS went 2-3 in the 100 fly (Russell, 1:07.07/Cecil, 1:07.70) and 200 medley (Weber, Russell, M. Kleich, Galganski, 1:49.74/Hansen, Sterr, Elliott, S. Kleich, 1:55.02). Other runner-up finishes came from Russell in the 200 IM (2:32.40) and Galganski in the 100 brea (1:18.68).
“We set a new ‘B’ Medley Relay Record of 2:04.71, with McPherson, Galganski, Russell and Sterr smashing the old mark of 2:08,” L’Esperance said. “Upperclassmen led the way with personal records, coming from Michaela Galganski, Sami Kliech, Katherine Russell and Taylor Hansen.
“Other people setting personals include Sarah Bartz, Brianna Sanders, Karli Cecil, Makayla Kliech, Baylee Dallman, and Emily Zurfluh.”