Wauwatosa junior Danny Larson finally won a state championship in the 100-yard freestyle, and the rest of the Hurricanes scored points and improved their places from last season.
But it was Larson who stood out as usual.
"I couldn't be prouder of Danny's performance at state this weekend," coach Heidi Hegwood said. "He had a great 200 freestyle time placing him second, and he finally won his welldeserved state championship title in the 100 freestyle. He was focused and determined and seeing his hard work pay off was priceless."
Larson took first in the 100-yard freestyle in 46 seconds, beating out Madison West senior Aidan Meara (46.36). It took a record-break performance by junior Paul DeLakis of Eau Claire Memorial/North (1:36.10) to beat him out in the 200 free (1:40.87). The old record of 1:38.02 was set by Madison Memorial's Michael Drives on Feb. 21, 2009.
"Our 200 and 400 freestyle relays both moved up in placings, and each team member stepped up and swam some of their best times of the season," Hegwood said.
The 400 free relay finished 13th (3:17.81) behind junior Cal Hartt, senior Henry Lynch, sophomore Caleb Vollmers and Larson. Madison Memorial took first in 3:07.83.
"Avery Weishoff had a good showing at state as well," Hegwood said. "He finished 19th above his 24th placing from last year. I couldn't be prouder."
Sophomore Brandon Spencer of Kenosha Tremper took first in 1-meter diving (501.90), while Tosa's Weishoff finished 19th in the semifinals with 263.95 points.
The 200 free relay finished 17th (1:30.74) behind Larson, senior Paul Gagne, sophomore Nick Thuli and Hartt as Madison Memorial won the event in 1:26.63.
The Hurricane finished tied for 17th with 45 points with Oregon/Belleville. Madison Memorial scored 314 points to run away with the title, and Madison West finished second with 202 points.