Junior Danny Larson had another excellent performance and the Wauwatosa Hurricanes finished eighth out of 16 teams at the Bulldogs Invitational at Cedarburg on Jan. 6.
Larson won both the 100 freestyle (48.89 seconds) and the 200 free (1 minute, 46.18 seconds) and also was part of two relay teams.
The Hurricanes 400 free relay finished sixth (3:32.35) behind junior Carl Hartt, sophomore Nick Thuli, sophomore Calab Vollmers and Larson.
The 200 free relay finished seventh (1:36.19) behind Larson, Thuli, Vollmers and Hartt.
Franklin (332 points), Cedarburg (329) and Shorewood (323) dominated the battle for first. Tosa finished eighth with 125 points.
Coach Heidi Hegwood was pleased with the results, especially considering the Hurricanes were short-handed.
'I am very happy with our results although with the holiday break we were missing a few of our varsity swimmers which could have rounded out the team a little bit more both in our relay scoring and also in a few of the individual events,' she said.
Other participants were as follows:
Senior Avery Weishoff was sixth in 1-meter diving (337.60) and Vollmers finished 12th in the 500 free (5:29.59) and 13th in the 200 free (1:59.89).
Hartt was 11th in the 100 butterfly (59.55) and 13th in the 50 free (24.04) and Thuli was 15th in the 200 IM (2:24.21) and 16th in the 100 breast-stroke (1:11.77).
The 200 medley relay finished 21st (2:01.46) behind sophomore Henry Lutz, senior Peter Minix, senior Ryan Polasky and sophomore Nick Haydin.
Polasky was 21st in the 100 butterfly (1:04.04) and 27th in the 100 backstroke (1:11.52).
The 400 free relay was 24th (4:12.88) behind Polasky, senior Evan Vetrano, sophomore Cory Vines and Lutz.
The 200 free relay finished 25th (1:53.12) behind junior Christopher Guinen, Minix, senior Matheau St. Amour and Vines.
Vines also finished 31st in the 100 butterfly (1:16.96) while Vetrano was 32nd in the 200 free (2:14.23) and 41st in the 100 back (1:19.13).
Lutz was 30th in 100 back (1:12.41) and 40th in the 100 free (1:00.12).
Guinen was 34th in the 100 fly (1:22.73) and 38th in the 50 free (26.82) while junior Adam Brener was 44th in the 50 free (27.43) and 67th in the 100 free (1:11.58).
Minix was 39th in 100 breast (1:23.36) and 49th in the 50 free (28.18).
Sophomore Nick Haydin was 46th in the 200 free (2:27.54) and 59th in the 100 free (1:05.37) and St. Amour was 47th in the 200 free (2:32.20) and 50th in the 100 free (1:03.62).
'Overall, this was a great meet for all of our swimmers to not only see some of the top athletes in their respective events but also for each of our athletes to compete against athletes of like caliber,' Hegwood said. 'The team as a whole did step up and have some really good races and some great times for this part of our season.'