Swimmers Place 5th at Conference Meet

Article and Photos By Gina Foucault
Whitewater High School Head Swim Coach

The Whippets placed 5th in the Southern Lakes Conference Swim Meet with several best times and a few medal winning performances on Saturday, January 23.  In individual races the team posted 10 out of 16 best times. All of our swimmers helped earn points towards our finish with only the Top 16 places scoring points.

Senior Devin Bazeley led the way with medal winning performances in his two individual events. Devin placed second in the 200 Freestyle, just .08 seconds behind first place with a best time and new time on the Top 10 All Time List. Devin also placed third in the 100 Butterfly, swimming right on his best time from Tuesday’s meet. Devin finished his last Conference Meet with a 51.69 in the 100 Freestyle split on the 400 Freestyle Relay.

Zach Tomomitsu raced 4 events at the Conference meet posting his best time in the 50 Freestyle while dropping 2.5 seconds!

Tyler Arnett was our other medal winner, placing 4th overall in the 500 Freestyle. Tyler was right on his season best time and will look to improve on that next week at Sectionals. Tyler also swam a great opening split on our 400 Freestyle relay, going 1:00.56.

Wyatt Anderson dropped almost three seconds in the 200 Individual Medley and two seconds in the 100 Breaststroke. Wyatt finished in the Top 16 in both of his races.

Cole Schlicher had one of the biggest time drops of the day in the 100 Breaststroke. Cole dropped an amazing 17 seconds!

Keith Cameron posted his best time in the 50 Freestyle by a full second.

Jake Kuhlow continues to drop time at every meet. Jake dropped another 5 seconds off his 100 Freestyle time after dropping 5 seconds at Tuesday’s dual meet. Jake also earned the team points with his 100 Backstroke swim. Jake was able to drop almost 5 seconds off this swim, too.

Carter Schepp continues to drop time. Carter’s 100 Freestyle was 3.5 seconds faster than his previous time, which was a best time from Tuesday’s meet. Carter also went out in his best 50 Freestyle time in the first 50 of his 100 Freestyle swim. Carter continues to race hard on our top relays too.

Next up is the Sectional meet at Nicolet High School on Saturday, January 30.

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