Three Whippet Swimmers Medal at Conference Meet

The Whippet Boys Swim team had a great day in the pool on Saturday, February 3, competing in the 2023-2024 SLC Conference Championships. Many best times, top 16 finishes, and a few medal winners highlighted the day! The boys were able to finish 5th overall as a team! 

The team with medalists Cruz Aranda, Jack Hefty, and Myles Morse

Top 16 Finishes and Best Times include:

200 Medley Relay: (13th 2:13.62)- Wyatt Esch, David Enns, Miles Nickelsburg, Onyx Thompson

200 Freestyle:

  • Myles Morse (13th – 2:07.71)
  • Miles Nickelsburg dropped nearly 9 seconds going a new time of 2:13.40
  • Sam Nickelsburg dropped 10 seconds going a new time of 2:28.06

200 IM:

  • Cruz Aranda (2nd – 2:15.91)
  • Jack Hefty (4th – 2:21.04)

50 Freestyle:

  • Wyatt Esch continues to drop time going a 27.09
  • Caleb Kluck gets under 30 seconds going a new time of 29.72

100 Butterfly:

  • Cruz Aranda (7th – 1:02.04), moving up to 9th on the Whippet Top 10 List

100 Freestyle:

  • Jack Hefty (5th – 53.29) Jack made his way on the Whippet Top Ten List, where he sits 8th!
  • Langdon Coburn (11th – 58.38) *Best Time
  • Caleb Kluck drops 2 seconds to go a new best time of 1:11.16
  • Angel Kilar drops 2 seconds to go a new best time of 1:16.23

500 Freestyle:

  • Myles Morse (6th – 5:37.95) *Best Time
  • Wyatt Esch drops 6 seconds to go a new best time of 6:36.27

200 Freestyle Relays:

  • “A” Relay (4th – 1:40.61) – Jack Hefty, Langdon Coburn, Myles Morse, Cruz Aranda. With Jack Hefty’s relay leadoff split of 24.28, that will put him 8th All Time on the Whippet Top Ten List. The boys bettered their seed time by 2 seconds! 
  • “B” Relay (14th – 1:59.45) – Sam Nickelsburg, David Enns, Onyx Thompson, Caleb Kluck. David Enns had a really great split going a 28.70!

100 Backstroke:

  • Langdon Coburn (7th – 1:04.38) *Best time
  • Miles Nickelsburg (9th – 1:08.59) *Best time
  • Onyx Thompson went a new best time of 1:22.64

100 Breaststroke:

  • David Enns drops 3 seconds to go a new best time of 1:25.10
  • Isaac Straight drops 3 seconds to a new best time of 1:41.67

400 Freestyle Relay:

  • “A” Relay (4th – 3:47.83) – Cruz Aranda, Langdon Coburn, Myles Morse, Jack Hefty. The boys dropped 5 seconds off of their seeded time. 
  • “B” Relay (13th – 4:28.58) – Wyatt Esch, David Enns, Onyx Thompson, Miles Nickelsburg 

Special shout out to all the parents and volunteers that helped make this such a successful meet. The Whippets are back in action on Saturday, February 10 as they compete in the WIAA Division 2 Sectional Meet in Whitefish Bay. The meet begins at noon, and we hope to see you there!

Article and Photos Submitted by Sarah Reynolds
Whitewater High School Head Swim Coach

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