Valley Meet puts challenge on MHS
The Bluejay girls had a scary task on Halloween, traveling to UW-Stevens Point and facing the best of Valley competition all on the same day at the same place in the WVC Meet.
The girls finished seventh of the seven squads, that were paced by Wausau East.
“The varsity swimmers swam well and had many best times,” MHS coach Lisa Siewert said. “Highlights include Kendyl Pettit placing in the top eight for the 50 and 100 freestyle. The medley and 200 freestyle relays also scored a majority of the team’s points. We are excited to see how Taylor LaBorde, Jennica Jahnke, Robin Opsahl, Morgan Norton, Courtney Geiser, Madi Dillinger, Caitlyn Kohlhouse, Miranda Jahnke and Kendyl Pettit perform at the sectional meet on Saturday, November 9.
“The girls have worked very hard this season, and the last week is always the most fun.”
The sophomore Pettit ranked 8th in the 50 free (:27.52) and 100 free (:59.79) and she anchored the 9th-place 200 free team (with LaBorde, J. Jahnke, Opsahl, 1:52.38).
J. Jahnke placed 10th in the 200 IM (2:37.55) and 11th in the 100 brea (1:20.62). Other solid finishes came from: the 400 free group (Kolehouse, Norton, Grieser, Dillinger, 4:43.12); Kolehouse (15th, 50 free, :28.69/17th, 100 free, 1:05.81); Opsahl (17th, 100 fly, 1:16.82/19th, 50 free, :29.37); LaBorde (17th, 500 free, 6:43.48); Grieser (18th, 500 free, 6:47.85); and Dillinger (18th, 200 free, 2:30.47/19th, 500 free, 6:49.97).
Team standings-Wausau East 529.5, Wausau West 413, D.C.E. 327, SPASH 308, W. Rapids 294.5, Marshfield 185, Merrill 69.
The JV swimmers swam at the Pink Panther meet held on Tuesday, October 29. “They swam well,” Siewert said. “It was a great season-ending meet for them and we are excited to see them all return next year.”