The Hatchet boys swim team got downright busy last week, hosting Lakeland and Shawano on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, before heading off to Friday’s Ashwaubenon Invite.
Tomahawk prevailed 88-80 over Shawano.
“Tonight’s win was a bit more comfortable with an 8-point margin,” THS coach Marion Kohl said. “The entire team was pretty fired up with their overall performances.”
The Hatchets swept the 50 free with Logan Loretz (:24.04), Peyton Hamm (:25.06) and Tyler Larch (:26.40), and went 1-2 in the 100 with Hamm (:57.64) and Larch (1:00.88).
Other wins came in the 100 fly (Nathan Goehe, 1:01.75), 100 brea (Loretz, 1:13.85), 200 medley (Kole Svacina, Loretz, Goehe, Hamm, 1:55.41), 200 free (Goehe, Larch, Hamm, Loretz, 1:42.94).
Lakeland captured a 105-64 meet by taking every event win except the 200 free (Goehe, Larch, Hamm, Loretz, 1:40.11). Loretz (50 free, :24.19) was edged by 1/100th of a second.
“We mixed up our line-up somewhat, knowing ahead of time that we would most likely not be able to best the T-Birds in points anyway, and so 5 of the guys swam 3 relays and only 1 individual event each,” Kohl said.
Runner-up finishes came from: Jacob Miller (200 free, :224.56); Goehe (100 fly, 1:01.85); the 200 medley (Svacina, Loretz, Goehe, Hamm, 1:57.30); and the 400 free (Goehe, Larch, Hamm, Loretz, 3:47.47).
Tomahawk crushed its best output for this meet in its sixth attempt, scoring an 8th-place 139 to best last year’s 53. Pulaski was 7th with 141.
“This year, big smiles on our faces with our performance as a whole!“ Kohl said. “At several points within the meet we were even running in 5th-6th place. This meet is usually run with between 10-12 (mostly WIAA D1) teams and uses championship, 16-place scoring.”
Top placings came from: Loretz (3rd, :23.88) and Hamm (10th, :24.96) in the 50 free; the 200 free (4th, Goehe, Larch, Hamm, Loretz, 1:38.05); the 200 medley (7th, Svacina, Loretz, Goehe, Hamm, 1:55.98); Goehe (8th, 100 fly, :59.98); the 400 free (9th, Goehe, Larch, Hamm, Loretz, 3:51.16); the 200 free (11th, Miller, Devon Liebnitz, Parker Knipfer, Lucas Tjugum, 1:52.16); and Miller (13th, 1:10.13) and Svacina (14th, 1:10.40) in the 100 back.
Team standings–Bay Port 484, Stevens Point 303, Appleton North/East 278, Ashwaubenon 246, Rhinelander 216, Fond du Lac 164, Pulaski 141 , Tomahawk 139, Appleton West/Kimberly 105, Oshkosh North/Lourdes 94.