Raiders next to fall to THS
The Hatchets swimmers have been on a roll and saw no reason to halt it in last Thursday’s dual meet with Medford. Tomahawk took down a 103-64 meet despite moving swimmers to different events and counting some events as exhibition due to a solid lead.
Katy Volz, Mikhayla Kleich and Kaylie Svacina all racked up double wins, while Kirstin Marcks took another.
“It was a great night for Mikhayla Kleich,” THS coach Theresa L’Esperance said. “She set personals (records) in her open 50 and 100.”
Kleich (:26.97/:58.76) led a 1-2 run in those events with Baylee Dallman (50, :27.93) and Shelby Benaszeski (100, 1:00.16).
Volz (1:05.41) led a sweep in the 100 back with B. Dallman (1:11.74) and Morgan Weber (1:12.12), and paced Rachel Dallman (2:31.07) in the 200 IM at 2:27.31. Svacina captured the 200 free (2:12.12) and 500 free (5:59.63). Marcks led the 100 brea (1:15.55).
The Hatchets also went 1-2 in the 200 medley relay (Kleich, Marcks, Volz, Morgan Weber, 2:01.59/Maddy McPherson, R. Dallman, Karli Cecil, B. Dallman, 2:07.82). They took the 200 free relay with Benaszeski, R. Dallman, Svacina and Kleich (1:48.18).
Other runner-up finishes came from: Cecil in the 100 fly (1:10.30) and the 400 free relay (Svacina, McPherson, Marcks, Jackie Elliott, 4:09.92).
With this win in the bag, the Hatchets are already focused on Thursday’s big meet at Ladysmith.
“We will be very focused this week. Ladysmith is 4-0 as we are. We gave them their only loss in 4 years, last year. They are outstanding swimmers, with girls swimming top times in the area. It is also Parent Night, we are determined to give it our best.”