Swimmers sick at sectional
A solid swim season saw sickness stymie its suitable UW-SP Sectional finish on Saturday. The Hatchet boys ended up ninth in the 10-team meet.
“ They finished their 2014-2015 season with some disappointment overall, though we do count it as a successful meet in many respects as well,” THS coach Marion Kohl said. “Illness was a real factor during the week prior to the meet, most notably with having junior Logan Loretz and sophomore Lucas Tjugum each miss two days of school, and several others not feeling up to par. This spilled over into Saturday’s meet, and we were frankly quite happy with the total time drops, and places/points scored.”
Loretz matched his seed in the 50 free at :23.26 to rank fourth. He was seeded third and 11th in the state, although the event exploded with fast times at D2 sectionals.
“The good news is that nine of the 16 qualified swimmers are seniors, so the field should hopefully open up next season,” Kohl said.
The 200 free team of Nathan Goehe, Tyler Larch, Peyton Hamm and Loretz was 8th in a season-best 1:41.10.
Other scoring: Loretz (8th, 100 free, :53.34); 200 medley (9th, Kole Svacina, Loretz, Goehe, Hamm 9th, SB 1:56.12); Goehe (10th, 200 free, 2:02.54); 400 free (10th, Larch, Tjugum, Svacina, Goehe, 4:06.23); Parker Knipfer (13th, 100 brea, 1:18.69/14th, 100 fly, -:03 to 1:08.59); Svacina (13th, 500 free, -:09.99 to 6:04.36); the 100 back (13th, Svacina, 1:12.05/14th, Jacob Miller, 1:23.15/16th, Devon Liebnitz , 1:26.30).
Team standings – Ashwaubenon382, Shawano 253, Ride lake 250, Menomonie 234, Lakeland 230, River Falls 228, Rhinelander 173, Antigo 137, Tomahawk 106, Sturgeon Bay 84.