The Whippets Boys’ Swim Team had a sensational day in the pool competing in the Southern Lakes Conference Championships on Saturday, February 4th. The Whippets finished 6th overall as a team, took home 4 medals, and posted 17 of 21 best times!
Placing in the Top 16 includes (Top 6 medal):
200 Medley Relay A (Tyler Arnett, Jack Hefty, Cruz Aranda, Andrew O’Toole) with a 9th place finish and a time of 2:01.44.
200 Medley Relay B (Onyx Thompson, Xavier Zei, Myles Morse, David Enns) with a 15th place finish and a time of 2:21.07. Dropped 7 seconds off seeded time.
Miles Nickelsburg had an 8th place finish in the 200 Freestyle going a best time of 2:18.69.
Tyler Arnett finished 3rd in the 200 Freestyle with a best time of 2:00.18. He moved up on the Whippet All Time Top 10 List to 7th overall.
Jack Hefty won his heat in the 200 IM with a best time of 2:23.35. His time was fast enough to beat two swimmers in the following heat to earn himself a 5th place finish.
Cruz Aranda won his heat in the 50 Freestyle with a new best time of 25.69. He placed 10th overall!
Cruz Aranda finished 10th in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:09.42.
Tyler Arnett finished 2nd in the 500 Freestyle with a best time of 5:29.50
Andrew O’Toole dropped 27 seconds in the 500 Freestyle going a time of 6:24.42. Placing 11th overall.
Myles Morse dropped over 6 seconds in the 500 Freestyle going a time of 6:25.19. Placing 12th overall.
Onyx Thompson placed 15th overall in the 100 Backstroke dropping over 3 seconds going a best time of 1:25.50
Miles Nickelsburg dropped over 3 seconds in the 100 Backstroke placing 10th overall going a 1:13.04
Jack Hefty swam a fun 100 Breaststroke race where he and an opponent from Jefferson/Cambridge touched at the same time. The two of them ended up tying for a 6th place finish. Jack went a new best time of 1:15.16.
400 Freestyle Relay A (Cruz Aranda, Andrew O’Toole, Jack Hefty, Tyler Arnett) placed 5th overall with a time of 3:54.63. They bested their seeded time by nearly 5 seconds. Jack Hefty posted an impressive 55.82 split and Andrew O’Toole also had an impressive split going a 1:01.68.
400 Freestyle Relay B (Myles Morse, Onyx Thompson, Xavier Zei, Miles Nickelsburg) placed 10th overall with a 4:41.92. They all swam well and beat their seeded time by 11 seconds.
With an impressive meet like this, we are excited to watch the Whippets compete in the WIAA Sectional next Saturday, February 11th at Sauk Prairie at 1 p.m. Go Dogs!
Article and Photos Submitted by Sarah Reynolds
Whitewater High School Co-Head Boys’ Swim Coach