Hatchet swimmers prove they?re up to the big-meet task
The Hatchet girls stepped up to big-time competition in Saturday’s 16-team Ashwaubenon Jaguar Invite, and knocked out a 7th place finish.
Lauren Hilt captured the win in the 100 free by a whopping 1.34 seconds with a time of :54.87.
“Lauren is the first-ever Hatchet to win an individual at the Jag Invite, which is dominated by D1 schools,” THS coach Theresa L’Esperance said.
Hilt also swam a :24.86 third-place 50 free and Morgan Weber ranked 9th in :26.39. The team of Hilt, Baylee Dallman, Mikhayla Kleich and Weber hit the third-fastest THS 200 free relay by placing third in 1:45.93. Hilt, Weber, Karli Cecil and Dallman were 5th in the 200 medley in 2:00.44.
“Mikhayla had a fantastic day, setting a nice personal in the 500, then was switched into the ‘A’ 200 free relay,” L’Esperance said. “Weber missed the medal stand by 100th of a second, but her determination helped place all three relays. Russell continues to shine in the 100 butterfly and Annaluz Fox placed 10th in diving.”
The 400 free squad of Dallman, Cecil, M. Kleich and Weber was 11th in 4:03.38. Katherine Russell swam 12th in the 100 fly (1:08.13) and 13th in the 100 back (1:10.94). The 200 medley team of Maddie McPherson, Michaela Galganski, Russell and Taylor Hansen set a new THS ‘B’ standard of 1:08.39, to rate 14th. M. Kleich was 14th in the 500 free (5:57.51) and 17th in the 200 free (2:12.94). Dallman ranked 17th in the 200 IM (2:36.67).
Ashwaubenon won with 411 points, topping Bay Port (297) and Pulaski (269). Tomahawk (144) edged Waunakee (143) for 7th.