The Bluejay swim team hosted second-place Wausau East on Thursday and couldn’t keep up with the depth of the Lumberjack squad.
That didn’t stop the Jays from chopping off some serious time.
“Wausau East as always was a tough team and even though they swam off events, they still dominated the meet,” MHS coach Kristie Winter said.
“Some stand-out swims for Merrill came from Caitlyn Kolehouse in the 50 free with another personal best, Kendyl
Pettit in the 500 free with a season best, Faith Wheat in both the 200 free and 500 free, both personal bests by almost 8 seconds each, and Katy Ball in the 200 IM with a personal best by 2 seconds.
“The team really had a great night overall, with a total of 14 personal best swims.”
Kolehouse captured the 50 free in :27.53, and Pettit was the 500 free runner-up in 6:15.95. Wheat placed 3rd with both her time cuts, in 2:25.55 in the 200 free and 6:30.45 in the 500 free. Ball swam a 2:52.68 to rank 3rd in the 200 IM.
Other 3rds came in all 3 relays, the 200 medley (Pettit, Rachel Hoeppner, Ball, Kolehouse, 2:17.20), the 200 free (Kolehuse, Ball, Kaytlin Woller, Pettit, 1:59.71) and the 400 free (Ball, Wheat, Stevie Booher, Pettit, 4:40.25).
East captured a 131-36 dual.