With conference looming, the Hatchet swim team trekked to Shawano for a final dual meet. The Hawks pulled out a 96-65 meet.
“The last week of the regular season is one that most swim coaches would prefer not to swim a dual meet, and that is the way I felt about driving two hours to Shawano for a dual with power house DI Shawano on Thursday,” THS coach Theresa L’Esperance said. “Shawano was led by 2009 D1 backstroke champion Kenzie Buss along with state competitor Mackenzie Soper. Shawano only swims 10 girls, the same as Tomahawk, but the ability level is far better than what we can produce at this time. Still, we swam the best we could under the circumstances.
“Our focus was not on how fast we were swimming but on how much we could improve on our turns.”
Marlee Kiander took the only Tomahawk first, in the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.09.
The Hatchets did place 2-3 in the 200 free (Amanda Koshak, 2:22.78/Sami Kleich, 2:26.03), the 200 IM (Kiander, 2:29.84/ Kelsey Maki, 2:57.06), the 500 free (Koshak, 6:32.93/ Sam Schaper, 6:51.75), and the 200 medley relay (Maki, Kiander, Megan White, Hannah Schmit, 2:11.63/ Mary Galloy, Bethany Koshak, Schaper, Sterr, 2:22.96).
Other seconds came from: Schmit (50 free, :29.73); the 200 free team (White, Schmit, A. Koshak, Kiander, 1:57.51); and the 400 free group (White, Kleich, Maki, A. Koshak, 4:29.31).
Also ranking third were: Kleich (100 fly, 1:19.31); White (100 free, 1:06.63); Maki (100 back, 1:13.79); and B. Koshak (1:24.68).