Tosa Swordfish participated in the Region 5 Championships in Pleasant Prairie Feb. 17-19. This regional meet was the last meet of the short-course season for most of the team.
Many on Tosa's team swam their best times of the season. Julian Cortright, 10, set new team records in the 200 breaststroke (3:09.50) and 500 freestyle (6:56.67), also a state-qualifying event.
Anna Miler (10) added both the 100 backstroke and 50 freestyle to her events to swim at state and took first place in the 50 butterfly.
Jacquelyn Brown (9) swam her personal best in the 100 backstroke, while teammates Ellie Cady (14) and Emma Karras (14) both dropped time in their 500 freestyle. Meghan Cady (9) and Bella Minahan (13) posted personal best times in the 200 individual medley. Nora Engbring (13) shaved off almost 23 seconds from her 1000 freestyle record, while Kelly Onan (14) swam the mile in a new PR. Greta Dietzler (12) performed well in her 100 freestyle and Lizzie Martinson (11) cut time in her 100 IM. Vivian Falk (9) took her 100 butterfly to a new best time, as did Ellie Owley (13) in the 200 freestyle. Paige Seehawer (10) completed the weekend with PRs in all of her events.
The younger Swordfish swimmers pushed through, with Eliana Putnam (8) posting best times in her 25 freestyle and 25 backstroke and Josie Schwake (8) improving her 50 backstroke time. Hayley Shada (8) had a great meet, placing third in the 50 backstroke.
Jacob Wadzinske (16) grabbed fourth in the 50 freestyle and London Chase (10) came home with third in the 200 IM. Drew Miler (10) swam a great meet and won his 50 backstroke event.
The girls 13-14 200-yard relay took first place and set a new team record (1:44.59). The team included Lauren Cortright (14), Bridget Thuli (14), Maddie A. Bartz (13) and Lauren Malinowski (13). Malinowski also set new team records in 200 IM (2:19.58), 200 freestyle (1:58.54), 500 freestyle (5:36.71) and 100 backstroke (1:05.15).
Cook swims at state championships
Wauwatosa resident Franklin Cook (10) competed at the 2017 Wisconsin Short Course State Championships held in Madison Feb. 24-26 in the 10-and-under division. Cook swam the 50 fly (32.39), 50 backstroke (35.52), 100 fly (1:13.30), 100 backstroke (1:15.18), 100 individual medley (1:16.69) and 200 individual medley (2:12.16). He earned fourth place in the 100 fly and 200 IM, sixth place in the 50 fly, and finished in the top 12 for all other events. Cook, who swims for the Waukesha Express, contributed 65 points to his team’s total score and swam personal best times in all events.