Tomahawk swimmers rout Red Raiders
Things couldn’t have transpired much better for the Hatchet swimmers in last Tuesday’s home opener with Medford. They took down a 106-37 dual.
“It was an awesome meet tonight for the Hatchet swimmers!” THS coach Marion Kohl said. “The boys were excited to swim in their own pool. The 11-member Medford team is quite young and inexperienced, and the Hatchets are solid throughout, so it was a pretty lopsided match-up.
“The Hatchets took first place in all but one event throughout the evening, including both JV events. All three ‘A’ relay teams took first place in the meet tonight, and both of our ‘B’ teams took third, so every one of the Hatchets scored varsity points!”
The Hatchets pulled a sweep of the 100 free (P. J. Ehn, 1:05.58/Josh Phillips, 1:06.80/ Kameron Knipfer, 1:11.79) and the 100 back (Aslan Thinkohkaew,1:06.31/Peyton Hamm, 1:23.03/Josh Phillips, 1:24.97).
Thinkohkaew pulled off a double win by adding the 200 IM in 2:29.37. Nate Goehe captured both distance freestyle races – the 200 (2:31.88) and 500 (6:54.54). Logan Loretz took the other individual win in the 100 brea in 1:19.70.
Relay titles came in the: 200 medley (Thinkohkaew, Kameron Knipfer, Loretz, Ehn, 2:01.96); 200 free (Loretz, K. Knipfer, Parker Knipfer, Ehn, 1:54.67); and 400 free (Wyatt Schumitsch, Josh Phillips, Peyton Hamm, Thinkohkaew, 4:24.82).
THS went 2-3 in the 50 free with Ehn (:28.26) and P. Knipfer (:29.11). Other runner-up finishes came from Schumitsch (200 free, 2:36.63/500 free, 7;28.65) and Loretz (200 IM, 2:51.78). Also placing third were: P. Knipfer (100 brea, 1:25.82); the 200 medley team (Hamm, Goehe, P. Knipfer, Lucas Tjugum, 2:23.14); and the 200 free group (Phillips, Tjugum, Mike Manainen, Goehe, 2:05.77).