Wauwatosa Hurricanes boys swimming and diving recently announced its postseason awards, with seniors Danny Larson and Cal Hartt sharing Most Valuable Swimmer honors.
Larson won a pair of state championships at the WIAA Division 1 state meet on Feb. 18, successfully defending his state title in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.13 seconds, and he won the 200 freestyle title in 1 minute, 38.95 seconds. He was also the Woodland Conference Swimmer of the Year.
Hartt took sixth in the 200 freestyle in 1:42.47 and 16th in the 100 butterfly in 52.63 seconds.
The Hurricanes scored 72 points to place 12th at state, its best team placement since taking 11th in 2014. Wauwatosa set 15 new team records this season -- three relays and 13 individual -- and took first place at the Bob White Invitational, second place at the Woodland Conference meet and fifth at the sectional meet.
"Our season was amazing," Wauwatosa coach Heidi Hegwood said. "The boys worked hard and saw results. Everyone improved. Between junior varsity and varsity, everyone improved."
Hartt was first-team All-Woodland in the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly, Larson won the conference title in the 100 freestyle and the 200 medley relay team of Larson, junior Nick Thuli, Hartt and junior Caleb Vollmers won the Woodland Conference crown.
Sophomore Ethan Krouse was named Most Improved Swimmer. Senior Adam Brener received the Coaches Award. Vollmers also qualified for the state meet and placed 20th in the 500 freestyle in 4:56.56.
Wauwatosa sent two relay teams to state, placing ninth in the 400 freestyle relay and 20th in the 200 freestyle relay with Larson, Hartt, Thuli and Vollmers.
Seniors on the team were Larson, Hartt, Brener, Mathieu St. Amour, Elliot St. Amour, Austin Kallas, Pablo Del Castillo and Chris Guinen.
Hegwood is hoping to increase the numbers in the program next season, as the Hurricanes move out of the Woodland Conference and into the challenging Greater Metro Conference.