MHS swimmers push it
The MHS girls competed hard in their 118-48 loss to Marshfield at home on Thursday.
“Despite the Bluejays’ loss, the meet was a success, with the girls showing better technique and endurance than the Tigers,” THS coach Lisa Siewert said. “It’s encouraging to see their hard work begin to pay off. I was very pleased with Faith Wheat’s, Morgan Norton’s, and Kendyl Pettit’s performance in the 500 free, 200 free, and sprint events, respectively.”
Pettit was a double winner in the 50 (:27.51) and 100 free (1:00.55), and anchored the victorious 200 free group of Caitlyn Kolehouse, Hanna Cohrs and Julia Oelke (2:01.32).
The Jays went 2-3 in the 200 free with Norton (2:32.40) and Wheat (2:38.23). The 200 medley group of Norton, Rachel Hoeppner, Pettit and Kolehouse was the runner-up in 2:20.41.
Wheat was also third in the 500 free (6:56.62), as was the 400 free team (Alexis Kanitz, Norton, Wheat, Kolehouse, 4:56.32).
The meet offered excitement outside the water.
“This was the girls’ first home meet with their new scoreboard,” Siewert said. “A big thank you goes out to the AquaJay Swim Club and the Bierman Family Foundation for contributing to the purchase of the scoreboard.