By Jared Schmeltzer
Tomahawks boys swim team traveled to Antigo Thursday night for their second game of the season. Antigo was a bit of an adjustment for the Hatchets as they had to swim in their 25 meter pool opposed to the 25 yard pool that the rest of the GNC (Great Northern Conference) swims in. Tomahawk was able to make the right adjustments as they took the 92-72 victory.
It was a tight match for Tomahawk with the score being tied at 30 after the first four events. Tomahawk would eventually pull away thanks to five first place finishes. The 200 medley relay swam by Kole Svacina, Evan Ploeckelman, Travis Phillips and Keaton Jed, redeemed their disqualification from the last meet with a first place finish, beating the Antigo team by a full eight seconds. Travis Phillips took first place in both the 100 meter butterfly and the 100 meter backstroke, while beating the competition by 20 seconds in the butterfly. Kole Svacina was the winner of the 400 meter freestyle, looking really strong this early in the season, cutting a full second from last year at the Conference Championship meet held at Antigo. Evan Ploeckelman showed his early season strength tonight as well finishing first in the 100 meter breaststroke. The 400 meter freestyle relay team came from behind for the win in the event, with Kole Svacina, Keaton Jed, Tom Reiter and Travis Phillips bringing the meet to an exciting end.
Tomahawk will have a little break from competition as they get ready to travel to Shawano next Thrusday.