One week removed from winning an invitational title, the Wauwatosa Hurricanes boys swimming and diving team continued to perform well with a strong second-place showing at the Woodland Conference Championships on Feb. 4 at Greenfield High School.
The Hurricanes scored 403.5 team points to finish just behind conference champion Greenfield/Greendale/Pius XI with New Berlin placing a distant third with 317 points.
"We had a very strong showing, and I am very proud of all the athletes (both JV and varsity)," Wauwatosa coach Heidi Hegwood said. "We are very happy with taking second and winning JV. Winning JV also shows our depth above Greenfield/Greendale/Pius.
Senior Cal Hartt won a pair of individual conference championships, placing first in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.56 seconds and winning the 100 butterfly in 54.67 seconds.
Also collecting a conference title for Tosa was senior Danny Larson, who won the 500 freestyle in 4 minutes, 43.88 seconds. He narrowly missed a second conference crow in the 200 freestyle, touching the wall just 0.05 seconds behind Ben Davis of Greenfield/Greendale/Pius XI.
"Cal and Danny both taking home wins really helped set the tone for the meet," Hegwood said. "I am looking forward to what both of them will do this weekend at sectionals."
The relay team of Larson, junior Nick Thuli, Hartt and junior Caleb Vollmers won the conference championship in the 200 medley relay in 1:42.17.
Thuli placed third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.11 and fourth in the 200 IM in 2:12.42, and Vollmers was fourth in the 500 freestyle in 5:07.45 and fifth in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.21.
Tosa took second place in the 400 freestyle relay with Vollmers, Thuli, junior Henry Tyson and Larson finishing in 3:27.07. The team of Tyson, junior Ian Kruse, sophomore Elliot St. Amour and junior Chris Guinen claimed fourth in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:42.39.
The Hurricanes will swim next at the WIAA Division 1 Homestead sectional, with diving held Friday, Feb. 10, and swimming events taking place Saturday, Feb. 11, at Homestead High School.