Swimmers tear up marks
The Hatchet boys swim team pulled out a slew of excellent performances in Saturday’s GNC Meet in the THS pool.
The 200 medley team of Kole Svacina (back), Logan Loretz (brea), Nathan Goehe (fly) and Peyton Hamm (free) timed 1:54.02 to chop more than a second off the 2004 school record of 1:55.09 set by Edward Theut, Joshua Martin, Daniel Juedes and Karl Grodevant.
“THS had personal record swims in 17 out of 24 of the individual event entries that we swam in – a very high 70% personal bests,” THS coach Marion Kohl said. “In addition, of those 17 PRs that the boys had, five of them were over 5 seconds each. On the relay side of things, THS also dropped time in six of the nine relay team seeds that we swam!
“Of the 17 Hatchet Swimmers, an unprecedented 12 of them scored team points for THS either individually or on relay teams, and eight of those 12 scored points in all four of their events!
“The meet overall, for all six GNC teams was a fast one. Six GNC records (out of 11 events) were also broken at the meet.”
Top finishes came from Goehe (2nd, 100 fly, :59.57), Loretz (3rd, 50 free, :24.21/5th, 100 free, :55.17), the 200 free team (3rd, Goehe, Hamm, Tyler Larch, Loretz, 1:38.21), Jacob Miller (4th, 100 back, 1:06.85/5th, 200 IM, 2:36.19), 400 free team (5th, Hamm, Larch, Svacina, Goehe, 3:51.62), Hamm (6th, 100 free, :55.92), Svacina (7th, 500 free, 5:53.94/7th, 100 back, 1:09.48), Parker Knipfer (7th, 100 fly, 1:10.99), Larch (7th, 200 IM, 2:40.60), Devon Liebnitz (8th, 200 IM, 2:45.36) and the 200 medley ‘B’ (8th, Miller, Evan Ploeckelman, Knipfer, Larch, 2:04.30).
Team scores– Rhinelander 296.5, Lakeland 293, Shawano 235.5, Antigo 231, Tomahawk 203, Medford 31.